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Hoytmystic

09 Prairie chicken hunt.

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I just got my letter from the DNR saying that I got a prairie chicken permit.I will be hunting 804A area. I am looking for information about the hunt and everyone experience hunting these birds.

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Hoytmystic

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I went last year out by Mentor, there is some public grasslands to walk. At first we walked some knee high tall grass and kicked up some sharpies but then on the way back I took a short cut across a cut clover/hay field and my dogs went nuts. We ended up kicking them out of 3" clovers, no idea how birds could hide in what looked to be a cut grass but there they were, so keep an eye out for some short stuff. Good luck!

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Redhook,

Could I get your email address. I have some specific question to ask you.

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Hoytmystic

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Good Luck. Son and I were drawn this year ... last time out I had two adult males in the bag in 30 minutes of hunting behind my Britt. Probably be a litte tougher this time around.

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Britt,

Could I get your email. I have some specific questions for you.

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Kyle

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Hoyt and others, how did you end up last season?

I applied again this year, first time going after 804...

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One each. Hunted about 4 hours. Weather was not too good for prairie grouse (cloudy, too much wind). Son shot a pretty nice male. Too many hunters in our area, they need to cut back the number by 20% or so.

When we found them, we found 30+ in one flock.

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