Bowhunting grouse and Canada moose
Giant canadien moose had always been of bowhunting dream of mine, so in 2010 I booked a trip to BC to chase the largest deer in North America. 10 days in the bush, chasing
moose all day, and camping in the wall tent at night. I was geared for this trip, and from talking with the outfitter, I knew bowhunting grouse would be a bonus along the way. 47 arrows were packed and ready to rock, with every style of broadhead, judo and whatever else I could muster for the end of my arrows for bowhunting grouse.
No moose, lots of bowhunting grouse
A full quiver for bowhunting grouse
As the week went on I brought more and more arrows for bowhunting grouse each day, and shot at every grouse I found unless I was lucky enough to fill my legal limit. Those 47 arrows turned into 9 by the end of the week and I learned a lot about bowhunting grouse along the way. We hunted both ruffed and spruce grouse, and the easiest shots of the week always came from spruce grouse in the trees. We spotted most of the birds from the road, and got out for the stalk. It became apparent as the week progressed that if you saw one on the road, you should start checking the trees for more. The tree birds stayed put while the road birds did their best to keep a tree or 2 between you and them. I did not take long to develop an eye for spotting the size and shape of a grouse in a tree, and we were shooting a lot. We had grouse pizza, grouse in Alfredo sauce, and grouse in red sauce. We had grouse in omeletes for breakfast and grouse on crackers after supper. We ate a lot of grouse.