I wish it were mine, but I watched a chukar video on you tube yesterday that was probably the best I’ve seen on chukar hunting. It shows everything, the great dog work, the country and some good shooting.
What I liked about the video the most was the country and the effort it took to get there. But once there the action it was fantastic. Obviously Eric Forrester is a professional and must make some money doing what he loves. I’m just a hunter that loves doing what he is filming.
I have hunted the three reservoirs along the hell’s canyon area hundreds of times over the past thirty plus years and might have even been on some of the ridges in his video. I relate to placing the shotgun on the hill in front of me so that I can traverse through the rocks as he did. I’ve gone through the rock slides scarring up my shotgun and broken two shotguns on hunts on those type mountains. Just last year I slipped on a boulder and cartwheeled down the mountain and partially tore my achilles.
Lots of birds have been carried off those ridges in my hunting vest. Far more points I have approached on those hills then birds I have harvested. In one short video, Eric has shown what I try to portray about chukar hunting. It really is like that and really can be that good. Look at the country. It goes forever and as long as you have the energy, you never have to touch the same spot.
I think one of the things that makes Eric successful on his shooting is how he approaches the dogs. For me, birds flushing from above are always an easier shot and if I can get them to fly to my right it’s even better.
I don’t know exactly how I found this video but it’s by Eric Forrester and called “Hells Canyon part 2 Crazy good” I don’t know the guy at all, but am very impressed with what he has done. I think you’ll enjoy it.
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He has numerous videos on YouTube. Just search his name and you can find them. I agree. He has some of the best videos out there on bird hunting all over the country.
I watch most of Eric’s videos. He has been doing this for awhile. I like his videos because he doesn’t have a lot of music blaring over the top of the hunting.
He is a Midwesterner (I think he is from Indiana) that totally gets it when it comes to western birds.
I do find his Kansas quail hunts funny because he always seems to poach his brothers birds.
Eric has the dogs and determination it takes to chukar hunt. I know it would be easy to pick out the gun (walking staff) he uses to shoot chukars. I enjoy his videos mostly because it reminds me of places and past hunts. I’m glad to see younger guys that have the leg strength to challenge the coveys in the rocky steep places I now avoid. I’ll be downhill.
I’m glad to see you guys think it’s realistic also. I fear with all my visits to the doctor the last two months that I too might not be able to get to those steep rocky places that hold so many birds and other wildlife. I do have great memories of those places and those memories might drive me to a few more jaunts up there. I pray each day that 2023 will find me up there at times.
I’ve watched most of them as well. I just don’t understand why he doesn’t have more views. There are other bird hunting videos that are really poor with more watches than his. Maybe this thread will help.
Yes Larry he does have a knack for making great videos I have subscribed to his UTube channel for a number of years. As I recall he started out hunting Sharptails in Montana then Quail in Kansas and Mearns Quail in Arizona.
His video’s have encouraged me to maybe get a hat mounted camera to film more of my jaunts. Just yesterday, Barb and I took a hobbled up hike in some chukar country and had some great dog work with ton’s of chukars. It would have made a great video to keep us excited about next year with the amount of birds we saw.