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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Well Well well. Those quail look like Blues or Scaled. This Idaho resident has been here for two months in the great plains area and we are lucky to have 3 to 4 coveys a day. We shoot in the air. I hunt every other day with my setters and French Britanies , but don’t feel there are enough birds to kill any. The drought has taken a toll here in Texas. A few years ago we were getting points on 30 coveys of bob-white a day. Easy to train dogs with that many quail. Where I hunt chukars in the Fall, there was no cover for the 2nd year. When one’s dogs point from 75 yards but the chukars blow out before you are in range well those chukars act just like Blue quail. You need track shoes to pin them briefly. Hopefully we get some moisture in Idaho and West Texas
What a great view from the comfort of home! Glad Doug was able to travel to visit you and Barb!
James+Vincent. Hope you see a turn around in the next couple of years. We’re getting plenty of storage moisture but will still need the right Spring and Summer conditions. The chukars are still wild and it looks like we will have a lot of carry over birds. A lot of factors have to come together but we can keep our fingers crossed.