Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sage Grouse week 1

Tammy and I headed up to Ely with the pups to try once again for the Nevada bird that has eluded me for 4 years. This adventure started 4 years ago after drawing a depredation Cow Elk tag. We saw them close to the road and I had no idea what the were. What they resembled to me were the Prarie Chickens that I had observed many years ago growing up in Muleshoe Texas. Further research yielded that they were Sage Grouse (Hens). Turns out there are Blue (Dusky & Sooty) Grouse in Nevada as well, but generally up in the mountains.
Jager posing with Sage Grouse (Hen)

Jager retrieving Sage Hen
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Blue (Dusky) Grouse (Hen) vs Sage Grouse (Hen)

Jager and his 7 types of upland game - Bob White Quail, Gambles Quail, Blue Quail, Blue Grouse, Sage Grouse, Chukar and of course a whole pile of pheasants 


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