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Hitting those grouse no easy feat

PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:30 pm
by Tom Nolette
Grouse hunting days are upon us

Ahhh, October. Frosty mornings and flaming foliage. Grouse days are upon us. In Maine, next to whitetail deer, there is no other game species that draws as much attention in autumn from hunters, residents and nonresidents alike. Deservedly. Can you think of any other game bird that ...

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Re: Grouse hunting days are upon us

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:32 am
by Tom Nolette
Hitting those grouse no easy feat

A grouse­ by any other name — partridge, biddie, or thunder chicken —­ is no easy target. In fact, this game bird's ability to escape and evade the best of wing shooters is legendary. Outdoor writer Jim Harrison writes about the grouse hunt: "Surely it is a dream world: the nearly thundering flush and the always difficult shot."

My late friend, Millinocket guide Wiggie Robinson, loved to ask the question: "What is the difference between a grouse and a partridge?" He would look at you with an impish grin, wait for the dramatic pause and then answer his own question. "If shot in the air it's a grouse; if shot on the ground it's a partridge."

Implicit in all of this good­-natured repartee, of course, is the knowledge that all is not wing shooting over bird dogs when it comes to gunning grouse.

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