The new color for the mountains became white. If it’s moisture we are needing for a great chukar year, we are getting it. The snow was coming down this morning and has kept up for 6 hours so far. There is about 6 inches of snow where us chukar hunters are most concerned about. It is 34 degrees and when the sun comes out it will melt fast.
I don’t keep records anymore but this is a year for those who do to remember. If we have a bumper crop of chukars make the Spring of 2022 a year to remember. The same goes for if the numbers plummet. I can’t imagine the latter though. Even if this weather is detrimental to the hatch it’s early and the chukars have plenty of time to have another batch of eggs.
The turkey hatch will be interesting. Their hatch is about two to three weeks ahead of the chukar and most of their eggs are already laid. If we see lot’s of little turkeys on the ground in the first two weeks of June the chukars should be even better. No scientific data here, just the ramblings and hopes of an old chukar hunter.
But what a fun place to live. Yesterday me and the boys were hiking on the greenest grass slopes I’ve seen in years.
Today we were hiking in the snow not to far from the green of yesterday.
So we’re back at keeping our fingers crossed and see what Mother Nature has in store for us chukar hunters. Keep this Spring in the back of your minds and hope that is the kind of Spring that the birds love.