Trial period is over.

Not much what chukar hunters care about but my trial period for the spinal cord stimulator is over. It’s been in for a week and it did wonders for my back until Conner’s and my encounter with the racoon. I wasn’t supposed to do any quick twisting or jumping to loosing the leads. They moved about 4 inches and the stimulus didn’t help much from that point on.

The good news is that the trial period was successful and I’m going to get a permanent stimulator implant in about a month. I’m more than excited because of the pain reduction I had on the trial run. So I’m still whining and moving slow again. But Conner and I got out with my boys and his lab Blaze. He’s a great goose and duck dog but could care less about the huns. He bumped several but had no idea what to do with them once they flew.

We were out looking for sheds and stumbled on what might be a good place to train or hunt huns in the future. We saw 7 different pair and that didn’t count what Blaze chase up for Conner who was usually a way from us.

Obviously I’ve started packing the phone along and having some fun with it. The screen on it is easier to see than on my camera. We also ran into this coyote who must have had some pups in a den near by. She wanted to keep a close eye on where we were.

I’m hoping to get the permanent implant early in May and they say I’m going to have to lay low with only simpler hikes with no jarring for 6 weeks after that. Than it’s going to be balls to the wall again. Just passing that along so that if I don’t post much till than you’ll know why. But that will be the perfect time to get out and locate all those little chukars that will be starting to hatch.

Have a great Spring.

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.

4 thoughts on “Trial period is over.

  1. Thanks Greg and you’re right on. I haven’t felt like I did last week hiking the hills for at least five years. Barb’s taking my boots away. She said it was nice hearing how much fun I was having on the hill again.


  2. Thanks Alan. Can’t wait to get it in permanently. Just hoping, but it felt like I could get another 10 years of chukar hunting out of my body. Barb’s concerned that I might be looking for another brown GSP in the future. I remember meeting an 83 year old over at Brownlee 2 years ago. He had a 6 month old German Shorthair. I thought about how optimistic he had to be. Who knows what the future might hold.


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