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    Devil Birds

    Heading out tomorrow with the Wirehairs to chase Chukar. I am going to hit the Steens in SE Oregon in the afternoon then down to the Pine Forest area in Nevada till Monday. After bow hunting for Elk this has got to be my favorite pastime. Don't get me wrong, I love to hunt everything but there is something about chasing these birds with good dogs in Sheep country that gets me going. Besides them being awesome table fare, it also helps me stay in shape!!

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    I have decided to chase ducks and geese instead of chukar lol.
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    Good luck sounds like an amazing time! Go take revenge on those sons'a'bitches for me! Nothing beats a wirehair with a big fat red legged devil in it's mouth.

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    A little inspiration, maybe...




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    ^^ great pic AK


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    Will do NVBird.
    Awesome Pictures AK. My mouth is watering for some fried Chukar, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn and corn bread & honey!!

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    Good luck, that sounds like an awesome trip!

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    Of all the upland game birds, Chukar are my favorite. Love to hunt quail too, but nothing beats the terrain that they live in. The windswept, lava hills of the Mojave and Owens Valley are just magnificent country to be in. The whirring of their wings as they explode from the rocks just gets my heart pounding! I have shot a few in north central Nevada, but mostly in Calif. First started hunting them in the late 50's , early 60's when they were first planted.

    Sad thing about them (along with a lot of other fish & game) is that under today's philosophy of game management, they would not be introduced here as they are not a native species. The good thing is they fill a niche in our habitat that has no other game birds, giving us a lot more opportunity to have fun!!!
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    This was in 1975 when we used to be able to get permission to hunt on China Lake Naval Weapons Center. More birds there than I have ever seen. Still there, but no more hunting, to much weapons testing going on. In the 80's I was there for work during a lot of testing for the B2 Bomber. Got acquainted with the base security chief and we managed to get out and shoot a few after work a couple of times.

    This picture was taken just after a snow storm and the hunting was unbelievable, birds everywhere. Just about ran my Springer into the ground. The lava cut his feet up pretty bad, but he still did his job.

    My buddy in the window was giving us the "bird" because he stayed in bed instead of hunting with us. Needless to say he heard about it for years.
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    Can't think of what I'd rather be doing than chasing chukars......maybe eating them.

 

 

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