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Thread: Wood grouse hunting with rifle and dog

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    Wood grouse hunting with rifle and dog

    Sorry for the absence guys, but it's hunting season here.

    This is a difficult hunt to film properly, but you'll hopefully get the idea


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    Nice Thomas. They are big birds. We should import some.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    It looks a bit like a ptarmigan.

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    What is the breed of the dog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    What is the breed of the dog?
    It said at the start of the video Barefoot. Watch it again.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    I'm a bit confused , does the dog " tree " the bird and then you shoot it ?
    What do you use to shoot it , rimfire or Centerfire .
    Beautiful scenery , but it looks bloody cold judging by the amount of clothing you guys are wearing .

    Ken
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    Really enjoyed watching a different hunting scenario. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moutere View Post
    It looks a bit like a ptarmigan.
    The female is very much the same, but size is several times bigger.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    What is the breed of the dog?
    Finnish spitz

    Quote Originally Posted by Ground Control View Post
    I'm a bit confused , does the dog " tree " the bird and then you shoot it ?
    What do you use to shoot it , rimfire or Centerfire .
    Beautiful scenery , but it looks bloody cold judging by the amount of clothing you guys are wearing .

    Ken
    Cold hasn't started yet, but yes compared to NZ it is cold here (67 North, way above the artic circle).

    Nothing to feel confused about, I think this form of hunting is rather rare outside Scandinavia. Usually the birds feed on ground until the snow cover is too deep. The dog will run around and scent the birds which will be spooked. Usually the birds will take flight to nearest suitable tree and perhaps move two-three times and then hunker down and hide. The dog will hear the birds, give a few test barks and this often lures out a sound or movement from the bird. When the dog sees or hears the bird he will start barking in earnest at the tree the bird is in.

    When we hear that solid barking we camo up and start the approach. The final is usually very low crawl, moving if possible in a straight line towards the tree (no sideways movement, easy to spot) and glassing every 0,5 to 1 meter until contact or a spooked bird.
    It is a VERY rewarding hunt as the odds are definitively against you - moving against a hidden target in a superior position compared to yourself.
    On this hunt we had contact with birds many times, made 5-6 (?) approaches, I missed three times (loose picatinny rail) and the dog owner shot the last one.

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    Interesting Norway thanks for posting. Doesn't look like you see the sun much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Doesn't look like you see the sun much
    Select any suitable cussword and I'll give it to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norway View Post
    Select any suitable cussword and I'll give it to you
    Norway you have to forgive Gibo. He is a rough as guts Kiwi. I am actually surprised that he didn't say "shit you're white bro"! Ha ha ha ha
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    "shit you're white bro"!
    Oh I've had that one a few times in NZ...

    "Thomas, sit behind me..."
    "What do you see?"
    "Nothing. You're so white you'll scare the deer..."
    veitnamcam, Gibo and PERRISCICABA like this.

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    I'm still interested in knowing what Caliber you shoot them with ?

    Ken
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