Still warm but still good news for some upland birds

As I mentioned before, I’m lost right now. Can’t sit at home and can’t walk the chukar mountains. So me and the boys took an early drive and walk on some of the low lands leading to some of our chukar spots. It was an entertaining drive and at one time I thought Grady was going to go nuts watching some young pheasants run down the road.

We saw three different groups of young pheasants and a young covey of huns. I was too slow with the camera and they all were big enough to fly into the brush. We also saw several covey of young quail as well as a few small covey’s of adults with no young ones.

On our walk the boys busted at least three covey of young quail in one area and possibly more. I made the boys whoa beside me as I watched at least 40 baby quail scampering on the ground and flying through the brush while at least 10 adults were giving them the warning. With my naked eye, I could see them plainly as I pointed the camera in their direction but can only identify a couple on the video. I also got a couple of covey’s to stay on the road for a video. The largest single covey of quail was 15 little ones with mom and pop leading them.

This is all public land and unless something drastically happens it looks like a fantastic year for pheasant and quail hunters. Can’t wait for some cooler mornings and more energetic legs to get into chukar country in hopes of finding the same.

Enjoy the quail video and I’m looking forward to getting some chukar and hun action.

Published by jakeandgrady

Hunting has been a favorite past time for me for 55 years but the last twenty five years I have been consumed by chukar hunting and more specifically chukar hunting with fantastic dogs. In this blog I hope to pass on any information I can about chukar hunting but more than anything I want to showcase what will probably be my last two chukar dogs, Jake and Grady. I am 70 years old, Jake is 8 and Grady is 3 and I'm hoping to stay on the chukar mountain until I am 80 when Grady will be fetching my final chukars.

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