I tried to get out on one more scouting trip but after taking the long drive the sun was beating down on the area I wanted to walk. I decided it would be best for both me and the dog to not even get started hiking. There were two positives on the trip. First, I heard lot’s of chukars taunting me in the area I was going to hike and second, we did flush two covey’s on the drive up the hill.
So in 23 days the season opener will be upon us. My findings of the last three weeks are pretty positive as far as chukar, huns and quail go. Not too good for the grouse.
I’m heading out in four days to help Conner try to arrow his first bull. The season lasts until September 30 so I don’t know if I’ll be out chasing chukars in September. It depends on Conner. There are chukars where Conner’s draw is but our focus will be on his trophy. I haven’t done the bugling thing for quite a few years so It’s gonna be interesting. I have to admit to feeling a lot of excitement having one of those big bruisers screaming back at me again. It’s a wonderful feeling and I remember how I felt when I called that first bull into me years ago. I hope Conner can control the shakes better than I did.
When I drift back to town I’ll try to peek in on this site to see if anyone has some good stories to tell. I sure hope so. Good luck to all of you and I wish you luck in whatever you are pursuing over the next month. I’ll get back to you soon.