Chukar?

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  1. raekit

    raekit New Member

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    How’s everyone doing out there with finding Chukar? We went out two weeks ago East of Victorville at a hot spot, but saw nothing but some jacks late in the day.

    Anyone else having some luck? We are heading back out Friday. c7164b8e8c38302d0c08e2280879c834.jpg 16440e9656958dd55b48fd3a00686475.jpg


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    Certainly looks like chukar country.....I had friends go out for the opener in a spot that always produced.....Lots of quail, but zero chukar.

    Sad to say, but the drought really did a job on them.....I'm hoping that there's birds out there somewhere and will start us back to the hey days of the 60's. 70's, and 80's.
     
  3. Moves

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    Hey Raekit,

    Did you hear them laugh? I didn't see any in the El Paso Mountains about 3 years ago, but I sure hear their taunting echo through the hills.


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  4. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    We’ve done decent so far this season, as of 2 days ago my chukar count is at 19 birds this year. Between my buddy, my dad and I, we have around 50 birds total for this years count. It’s been a great year with tons of birds. 7d020ba55c808b1e5c4fb215e9c07e1b.jpg ff9bf7ccd18f22b0b1fc47fd7f0c39b1.jpg 3b13c08a3307638bcc628b16df3412a3.jpg


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    Wow!.....A 50 bird year......I'd keep that spot close to the vest......Congrats.
     
  6. raekit

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    Great work! We will keep putting boots to the ground. Hoping to run into some coveys soon. Trying a new location this weekend!

    Keep up the great work!


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  7. raekit

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    No noise yet!


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  8. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    Thank you. We haven’t hunted them at all the last 2 years. Last year I went to see how the coveys were and could only turn up 1 covey of about 6 birds. They bounced back great, we had one covey scouted out pre-season that had about 50 birds in it. A lot of other coveys with 20-30 birds. Hopefully we can get some more rain, the population will look really good next season!


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  9. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    Keep after them! They have been tight lipped the last 2 weeks, I’m assuming due to the pressure. We’ve had hardly any responses to the call.

    Good luck!


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  10. raekit

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    Will do! Thx.


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  11. Jacobs18

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    I got skunked a couple weeks ago from a honey-hole, but I was by myself whereas before I had someone with me. I think they’re just holding better when trapped and running earlier when it’s an option.


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    Is that Soggy Dry Lake? Used to ride motorcycles there in the 1980’s.
     

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