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Figured I'd ask here since Idaho has a lot of elk hunters around. What would you guys suggest for shooting grouse out that way? I was wondering if picking up a CO2 pellet or BB p;istol would be appropriate.
Paws, I don't know what kind of grouse it is or if it would be legal to hunt but when we go out west they are all around camp. They sure come close and would be easy pickings. Don't know if a pellet would do it as I never owned one. don
Grouse are considered a game bird? I thought they were a common pest
I do hunt for quail and pheasant with a shotgun, is that some retribution for my barbaric grouse hunting techniques? I've never really seriously hunted for grouse they have always just been something that I shot while out scouting in the fall.
I usually take my 44 mag with me as a side arm when I am out for deer or elk and cary a supply of birdshot with me for the way back to camp. Fresh grouse for dinner is a tastey meal at the end of the day.
I carry an H&R 22 pistol, you get nine shots and with a little practice, get really good.
The way I practice is to put the shells in my pocket and set the box out starting at ten feet, then when you can get it to dance, you step back, and continue, until you can do this out to 20-25 yards and still get it to dance... Then on the grouse, I only take head shots...