Used to hunt public land at saltfork for deer and used to kick a few grouse up here and there. Its been 5 plus yrs since i was down there. Anyone know if their still down there
I sometimes tend to agree with you.Ohio grouse are extinct
They may not be extinct, but they sure seem to be in trouble. Used to flush them regularly at Beaver Creek SP in eastern Ohio, but it's been many years since that happened. Not enough hunters for them, so no pressure on the DOW. Same thing with pheasant. You can sell tags to hunt turkey, but not to hunt grouse or pheasant. No money, no interest.South eastern Ohio is where they are supposed to be.
I had a state biologist with ODNR tell me that Shawnee WA has them.
The Grouse are not extinc in ohio, longhaulpointer, they are just hard to find.
True, the state is happy enough to put out stockers, and these areas can get pretty crowded, especially opening day and Thanksgiving! They're zoos! Back in the day the ODNR had a program to try to reestablish naturally reproducing populations of wild pheasant. I had permission on 2 adjoining farms, so I got the forms for the program and talked to the owners. They were all for it. The one owner was an elderly man. He took me outside and pointed in the woods across the road. There were some tumble down coops back there. He told he used to raise pheasant and turn them loose himself.I tend to agree with you on the no hunters so no interest but not for the pheasants, Go to any release area and its packed on release days. There has to be more of us than we think, just not organized
I agree with you on the grouse, but chicken? Of course, you've never had my pheasant breast satay! Notice you're from my neck of the woods. Are you the carpet cleaner?Pheasants don't taste as good as chicken or grouse...