The best of 2022

I had an abbreviated season this year with only 44 chukar hunts. Most would relish at that. It was still a wonderful season with great numbers of birds. The dogs did wonderful and for the most part my shooting was above par. I did a lot of hobbling along towards the end of the season but still it was a year filled with great memories.


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.

6 thoughts on “The best of 2022

  1. Thank you Larry for the compilation you do an amazing job taking pictures and video considering the difficulty of Chukar hunting!


  2. Nice photos! 44 hunts is a bunch, especially considering the health challenges you worked with! I will have less than that and my wife thinks I’m hunting all the time😀

    Last day of quail season here today. Plan to go for a short hunt, #20 since 1/16. I’ll get to go right out the door of the camper. Pretty country here.

    Hope you heal up quickly!



  3. Thanks Erik. I didn’t start packing the camera until about twenty years ago and I don’t think it affected my bird take at all. In fact it may of helped. It slows me down and also takes time to let the dogs, birds and me calm down some.

    Thank you Wayne.

    Larry, I can live with 44 but would be more happy with the 61 that I have averaged over the past thirty years. I was planning on trying that Arizona hunt this year but would have been hurting as much there as here. It’s better sleeping in my comfortable bed at home and soaking in a warm bath at night here. Hope your stay in Arizona was successful along with the fun you must have had.


  4. I hate to admit it, but I didn’t do a single dedicated chukar hunt this year. My 2022 season recap may explain why:

    Funny thing is, as soon as the season was over here, I ran into the goose hunting (I jump shoot geese, perhaps the only person in the region to do so) constantly. It drove the dog crazy. I figure the Arctic weather drove them down to the river. I’d hunt chukar’s any day over geese, just as I hunt geese any day over ducks. Oh well.

    Here’s to 2023!


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