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rsterne

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3 Blues - nice start to the season.
« on: September 14, 2016, 06:01:58 PM »
I missed opening day, but made up for it today....



Two nice big males and an immature female.... all within 1 km of each other....

Bob


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Re: 3 Blues - nice start to the season.
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 06:52:11 PM »
What's a blue? Sorry I'm a young buck and not quite sure but anyways nice shooting!
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Re: 3 Blues - nice start to the season.
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 06:58:44 PM »
grouse, my mouth is watering.. nice plate o food Bob thanks fo sharing.
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Re: 3 Blues - nice start to the season.
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2016, 07:51:04 PM »
Very nice haul.
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Re: 3 Blues - nice start to the season.
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 06:45:09 AM »
nice bag!
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Re: 3 Blues - nice start to the season.
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2016, 10:21:49 AM »
Yummy!!!
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Re: 3 Blues - nice start to the season.
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2016, 07:01:36 PM »
This is a Blue Grouse.... nice male displaying to attract a mate....



You won't see them like this in hunting season, this is a springtime event.... Here is Molly's first Blue....



Big birds and great eating.... taste a lot like turkey, IMO....

Bob
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Re: 3 Blues - nice start to the season.
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2016, 02:05:23 AM »
Nice!   In NY the Ruffed Grouse is as fine eating as Turkey.  I used to do a lot of bird hunting Pheasant / Grouse  and had a female Chocolate lab who enjoyed it more than me  :)

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Re: 3 Blues - nice start to the season.
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2016, 01:50:32 PM »
We are fortunate here, in that we have three species of Grouse.... The lower altitudes (2500' in the valley floor) are primarily Ruffies, although you find them all the way up to a mile or more.... The Blues and Spruce grouse start at about 4000' and go up from there.... Blue grouse breasts are about twice the weight of a Ruffed grouse breast, and Spruce grouse about half the weight of a Ruffie.... The meat on a Spruce grouse is even darker than the Blues, almost purple in the older males, and can be quite gamey.... Soaking it overnight in brine with a Bay leaf before freezing, and again when thawing it, eliminates that to a large degree.... To me, Ruffies taste almost exactly like chicken, and have the lightest coloured meat.... When cooked, it is white, just like chicken....

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Re: 3 Blues - nice start to the season.
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2016, 03:30:47 AM »
awesome.....hope you enjoyed the meal!!
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Re: 3 Blues - nice start to the season.
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2016, 03:31:52 AM »
and beautiful pup, by the way!!!
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