Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors columnist 

The most politicized bird


October 10, 2018

Well, there’s always next year.


Sage grouse season has come and gone and I saw nary a bird. It certainly wasn’t for a lack of trying. I hunted upland birds 23 days last month, much of the time in areas where I had seen sage grouse in the past. I hunted in Phillips, McCone and Garfield counties. I even hunted along barbed wire fences bedecked with those white metal tabs on the top strand indicating there are sage grouse in the area.

While I didn’t specifically target sage grouse until last week, I usually stumble upon a few while out chasing sharptail grouse, but not this year....

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