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Old 11-04-2017, 06:43 PM
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Don't hunt small game much anymore due to deer season. Except for squirrels, which are everywhere and good practice for deer hunting. Went out with a friend today for birds - flushed two grouse, one woodcock and jumped one snowshoe hare - none of which we got a shot at. Think we were about a month late for the best grouse action and who knows about the woodcock. I'd heard from F&G that it was a down year for grouse due to a wet spring. Except for up around Pittsburgh and the southwestern corner of the state, grouse numbers were down they said. Woodcock were around they said. I've always found that to be hit or miss. There's resident birds around pretty much everywhere there's decent habitat, but when the weather gets colder they head south. And timing the flight birds is always tricky.
Strike indicators are for wimps.
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