Thursday, September 22, 2016

Woodcock Opener Saturday

I'm debating where to hunt this Saturday, the woodcock opener here in Wisconsin.  For the past week, I've been trying to avoid woodcock and hunt grouse, and I hunted several coverts where I typically run into few, if any, woodcock.  But apparently this isn't a typical year.  Tuesday, Fergus pointed ten woodcock in a section of county forest where I usually see just grouse.  My theory is that our wet summer and wet early fall have moved them to higher ground.  I imagine we'll go out Saturday and put up just grouse, and if that's the case, I won't complain.  


Saturday, September 23rd, is also National Hunting and Fishing Day, and I can't think of a much better way of celebrating it than a woodcock hunt.  I'm sure Fergus and Jenkins agree.

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