A little different hunt

As usual, my grandson, Conner, came to my aid for my shooting troubles. He called me yesterday and invited me on a goose hunt with him and his buddies in the afternoon. We felt like a change would help my thinking. I won’t know for sure for at least nine days, because my son is coming into town and I’m going to have a good time with him until he leaves. But the hunt was fun.

It was great to have these young guys treat me to such fun. Even though it was tough getting up and down on my knees in the makeshift blind I managed to get some shooting. Conner (19), Luke (18), and Wyatt(17) had no problems springing up but still gave me plenty of opportunities to shoot. It’s way different than chukar hunting. When you shoot chukar hunting, you know it was you that hit the bird. In goose hunting it’s a guess who hit the bird. I think Conner’s way of helping me gain confidence was saying “nice shot Opa” every time I fired.

No matter who’s steel hit the birds, by the end of the hunt we had a four man limit of birds and Blaze, Conner’s 9 month old lab, did a fantastic dog of chasing cripples and retrieving the geese back to the blind. Conner’s got that goose hunting down.

Here’s Conner with what I think is called a speckled goose he shot a few days ago. I guess they don’t see many of them this time of the year.

He’s a pretty special young man.

With my shooting problems hopefully fixed, hopefully I’ll soon be back with some chukar talk. Meanwhile his a few success pictures sent my way. Mark has been having some success with his Munsterlundr’s.

It looks like the snow conditions have treated him well.

As he says, even his Chukapeak is even getting the job done.

Meanwhile, down in the warm country, Greg Munther, and his shorthairs are getting some of those beautiful quail. I haven’t had the fortune of traveling that way so if I say they are scale quail and I am wrong forgive me.

Thank you guys for your testaments on leaving guns unintentionally. It’s nice to know that I am not the only one with a brain deficiency.

Good luck out there and hope to be back with some chukar talk soon.

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.

5 thoughts on “A little different hunt

  1. I believe the goose you called a speck is a blue phase snow goose, it’s a cool bird. Looks like a great goose hunt, I could use some of that positivity my own shooting has regressed lately and my buddies are starting to feel embarrassed for me.


  2. Actually the quail in the pic is male Mearns or Montezuma quail. They are mainly in Mexico but also southern New Mexico and Arizona. I also hunt both scaled and gambles quail here. All 3 species are down this year so the dogs put on more miles.


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