That’s a great chukar season. The very best chukar hunters I ever knew would get 50 a year. You have to trust somebody in this world. Sadly, you miss read this guy. SucksI moves from northern Mexico and now live in Oregon. This was my first season the quail hunting is real limited out here, the pheasants are only on private land and chukar provide the best opportunities due to public land access. I drive further up here than I ever did in CA to get into birds.
The best day of chukar i got into at least 10 coveys within 6 hours and 10 miles hiked. Another day was 9 coveys, the dogs did phenomenal. My shooting was not this year.
In total I hiked 275 miles and shot 22 chukar. Through out the season. My young dog was the star of the show and has turned into an amazing chukar dog. She has a great nose and is extremely steady.
My favorite day out was when my old dog 8 1/2 years was the star of the show I shot 2 birds over point and could have stopped hunting after the first bird was in her mouth. During this hunt I wanted a great photo of her on point to frame and to put a bird in her mouth so bad. I let her hold onto that bird for a couple of mins to let her just enjoy the moment with me. Shes not to old but a dog that has hunted hard her whole life I really dont know how many more seasons I will get from her.
I talked to many other chukar hunters up here and they said for my first season I did great and in a couple of years they would be asking me for spots. I learned something as well one gentleman said he would help me with some spots and I was really open where I had been hunting. Well he gave me no info other than general knowledge of areas that hold birds which becomes common knowledge with research. Anyways 2 weeks later I ran into him at a spot I had mentioned to him. I need to hold my cards closer to my chest cant trust anyone. Funny thing is I could say his name and you all would know who he is. A very popular bird hunter.View attachment 42918View attachment 42919View attachment 42920
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