Years past

One of those memories of the past showed up on Facebook today. Guess what I was doing on this date five years ago? Chukar hunting of course. Grady hadn’t been born yet, so it was just Jake and I. Here are the pictures I posted.

I’m sure I was able to move on the mountain a little better than today. By Jake’s look, he’s hearing chukar up on the mountain. I had in my notes that I had seen a cougar that day. This was an earlier track but probably his.

Hunting has always filled my life with lot’s of great sights. On the way home from hunting that day we saw a family of otters enjoying the feast of fish. This one wanted to stay on the ice for a picture.

Of course there were a couple of pictures of Jake and his hunting ability.

Today’s hunt wasn’t quite as entertaining, although we heard and saw plenty of birds. The camera stayed at home, but Jake and Grady had a good time holding a few of the coveys down. In all, the boys had 14 different points but I only got to 6 of them. The others were just a little too steep and I encouraged the dogs to flush from a distance and get back to where I could get to. It’s different than what we are used to, but we will get through it and hopefully be back to normal by next year.

But don’t let my inability to get to the birds fool you. There are a lot of chukars out there. The only negative is the icy and muddy roads this time of the year. But it’s been that way for as long as I can remember.

Meanwhile, here’s a couple of pictures from an old friend of mine who is basking in the sun in Arizona. This is Greg Munther’s old girl Lucy. If I remember right she is 14 years old and still doing it right.

Keep having fun Greg. Congratulations on letting the old gal still enjoy some outings.

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.

One thought on “Years past

  1. Thanks for giving Lucy her 15 minutes of fame. Thinking back she and I have enjoyed thousands of points together….besides 4 species of quail she and I have a lot of fun on Huns, chukars, pheasant, sharp tails, blue and ruffed grouse and sage grouse. Doesn’t get better than that.

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