Grouse opener 2022

Fisher67

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The 80 took me to the high ground south of Eagle and my Wirehair found some dusky grouse for me. Nice to get there in style in the 80.
 

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Fisher67

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We also have a wirehair. Is yours also insane? Ours is young still. Like a tiny, stubborn velociraptor that refuses to poop outside
I had a couple of Griffons and got a wire hair to have a little more “driven” dog before I learned that driven is a German word meaning insane. Fur drive means she wants to kill bunnies, squirrels, chipmunks, etc. during our grouse hunt, she chased a spike elk through black timber for a hundred yards before I figured out what was happening and lit her up with the collar.

Awesome dogs, but they are nuts!
 

Fisher67

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Nice Beretta! I have a 686 also!!
This is an old 687 Silver Pigeon ii that I had restocked with a prince of Wales stock and a 28’gauge barrel added to the 20 it came with. Nice little gun and easy to carry for long hunts.
 

AlpineAccess

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Great post and funny to hear the similarities of dogs/guns/vehicles here. I too have a 20ga Silver Pigeon, a rough grouse edition that was handed down. In my biased opinion they are the best grouse gun made, and hold a spot in the top upland bird guns for shorter work.

I grew up with a variety of bird dogs from springers to GSP's (we had a few of each over the years) but we only ended up with one wirehair. They are great dogs and absolutely bonkers too - so much so that they made our GSP's look docile. My wife and I have a lab mix now that is great at finding and flushing birds close in but gun breaking her has been a sad process. No matter how we step up the noise to a shotgun, she is terrified of it. I still have hope.
 

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Trying to get the boy to gear up for a grouse hunt tonight while I look for a mule deer. Not the most compatible cross hunt but time with the boy is more important. We’ll leave the useless malamute at home.
 
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