Opening day today. We have had three cold wet springs in a row and the Grouse population is as low as I have ever seen. I have not shot a bird for two years and probably won't shoot any this season either. It's that bad.
We did go up Elk Creek this afternoon and found a bird in the road. Mickey had fun and enjoyed a bit of bird scent in the nostrils.
|Surething Sweet Mickey on point|
I ran Blackie at the upper end of the canyon and he never even got birdie. Not even a hot spot. We had a grouse streak across the road in front of the van and put Mick out again to get a little experience. I ran her downhill from the spring area and she never found a thing.
We did see a flock of turkeys on the way home. The weather does not seem to effect the turkey hatch like it hurts the grouse. We often see hen turkeys with 3 different sized chicks. I'll get Sport out over on Fat Man Mountain tomorrow. He needs some work and I can always use the exercise.
|Wild Turkeys we saw coming home.|
Hope you all had a better day than us! DWT