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    Default And pa'tridge in a cedar tree

    . Well more like in a group of cedars. Got out for a short hunt. Hoped to see lots of tracks in the fresh snow but the only grouse tracks I saw were after the fact. There was a crust of snow under the fresh stuff so stealth was not on my side. I did see a boat load of turkeys tracks as well as the other usual suspects and two six point bucks that made in through the gun seasons. Terrible phone photo but since I think they knew something was around I didn't want to spook them. I swear there was 2 but I can't find the second one.



    Given the sun was out but it was cold I figured there would be some birds out but I didn't see any until I found a small clump of cedars and this one flushed from them. I'm not going to pretend that I'm a master wing shooter but I do ok if I see them before they flush. If they flush first it's rare that I hit them and this might be the second ever that I've hit flushing from a tree.



    I did find a single set of grouse tracks after on the other side of the cedars but they looked to be the ones that this bird made. Dug a couple of other birds from the freezer and we're eating grouse for Sunday dinner after my son's hockey team's food drive for Christmas Cheer at the local grocery.
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    Sounds like a good outing but seems not a lot of encouragement too get the dog out this week. Hoping to get out this week somewhere need a bird to finish off the second kit for the west nile study.
    Time in the outdoors is never wasted

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    Nice bird congrats. Not seeing many this year
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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    You did better than me this year on Simcoe County grouse. All I managed to do was prune a few trees...
    "What calm deer hunter's heart has not skipped a beat when the stillness of a cold November morning is broken by the echoes of hounds tonguing yonder?"

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    Wtg Rob!

    Nice day out for sure.

    Cheers,
    Mark

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    Looks like you had a fun day in the woods, congrats on the grouse in the bag.

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    Thanks for the report and the photos.
    Always amazing how deer can disappear into the woods even in bright daylight, eh!?
    I plan to get out one or more times if ice and snow give it a break...
    Between work, and Christmas stuff, it will not be easy for anyone to get out and hunt.

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    Interesting gun, never seen a pump with a straight stock !

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    I managed one today too. Took him on the wing with my drilling even!


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    Well done, Dilly! Great photo.
    "What calm deer hunter's heart has not skipped a beat when the stillness of a cold November morning is broken by the echoes of hounds tonguing yonder?"

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