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.

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.

3 thoughts on “Sorry

  1. Conner will keep you in shape. I was raised by several old men when I was his age and younger. Now I’m one of those old men…or getting quite near there. I kept them going for at least another decade and by the time I turned 18, I had two birddogs and several coon hounds.
    Seeing and hearing the same on mtn grouse from several different locations around the state. Hopefully it won’t be too warm when you have to pack him out.

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  2. Ah yes, the packing out. So glad I learned to bone out elk meat. In the 21 elk that I shot back when I was younger, I only had help on five of them. Only one elk was closer than a mile from a road. I learned early the best ways to pack an animal. A friend of Conner’s will be along hunting deer and will be a lot of help if we get one down. The hardest part of deer and elk hunting for me was the gutting and boning process. It has always killed my back to be bent over for that long. The really good thing is that this could be the longest vacation I have ever had. Up until now I’ve never been able to be away for more than 6 days. The heat is going to be our biggest foe on this hunt.


  3. September chukar , we all know is more just going through the motions and really not the real deal. Every year I say I’m going to skip it the next ….. this year I may just do it!
    Have fun on the elk adventure .


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