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Author Topic: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17  (Read 5281 times)

Offline HookedOnQuack

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2017, 07:01:10 PM »
Hopefully the rain stays out so I can hit "the hole" tomorrow. Doesn't look that way though.

Merkle, only snake I seen here has been a bull snake.

If you ever need someone to tag along i have a new 10 month old lab that Id love to get out as much as possible this year, also have some private ground thats good phaesant hunting we could hit too

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2017, 07:02:15 PM »
Took out a few partridge family members before the rain showed up at noon today.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2017, 11:11:54 AM »
Finally got into some chukar.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2017, 11:32:24 AM »
Great pic John B.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #54 on: October 16, 2017, 12:21:33 PM »
Went to an old area that used to hold a lot of huns, but got skunked.  Basically a nice armed hike.  Great to get out and get my setter and I some exercise though.  Got to use a new 16ga hammer gun that I finished working on also.   It's a Husqvarna mod. 100 hammer gun.  Best chukar gun I've ever owned.  Choked ic/xf, drops them at 50 yds.










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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #55 on: October 16, 2017, 12:23:41 PM »
Was planning on heading east this weekend for the pheasant/quail opener, but it's supposed to rain all week.  Sigh...

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #56 on: October 16, 2017, 01:13:39 PM »
Gents,
just a warning. There are still plenty of snakes out in the desert areas. Was surprised to see them.
best, jackson

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #57 on: October 16, 2017, 04:45:28 PM »
Finally got into some chukar.
You take the advice?
« Last Edit: October 16, 2017, 06:19:30 PM by merkelman »

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2017, 11:19:46 AM »
The red legged devils are everywhere this morning.
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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #59 on: October 17, 2017, 11:33:40 AM »
The red legged devils are everywhere this morning.

You lucky dog.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #60 on: October 27, 2017, 05:25:19 PM »
Here Chukar Chukar, HUN!  Raising the heart rate just a bit. Great day so far. Dog is pretty tired. Elk hunters kinda not helping today, but still shot a limit.  Tools of the trade!
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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #61 on: October 29, 2017, 07:30:10 PM »
Quail hunting's no fun.  My daughter and I tried our hand at it during MF deer. Saw some off a spur road. I stopped the truck and went up the side of the hill, wondering where my daughter was. I missed 3 shots.  Not sure why my daughter was sitting in the truck still, as I could see her gesturing to me, wide-eyed and yelling something. Turns out that her door was blocked by some tall brush. Oops!  Bad dad!
We never got any quail that trip, but it was still fun. She caught a 15 inch Brown trout that afternoon!

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #62 on: November 02, 2017, 10:25:15 PM »
Sophie and I did 2 miles this morning +/- 500' elevation gain and was enough for her. She can't do much anymore and I don't want to push her. She had fun retrieving birds and is tired.
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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2017, 08:50:14 PM »
Sophie and I did 2 miles this morning +/- 500' elevation gain and was enough for her. She can't do much anymore and I don't want to push her. She had fun retrieving birds and is tired.
She still looks like a young one! 

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #64 on: November 04, 2017, 07:20:23 PM »
Went out shooting at quick gray blurs in the hills yesterday and today, got two chukar each day. Did some missing and my lab/gsp bumped quite a few. He did make some nice points, so did my buddy's spinone. Mostly low flyers with the dogs in the way, but still a great day!

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #65 on: November 04, 2017, 08:53:47 PM »
Went out shooting at quick gray blurs in the hills yesterday and today, got two chukar each day. Did some missing and my lab/gsp bumped quite a few. He did make some nice points, so did my buddy's spinone. Mostly low flyers with the dogs in the way, but still a great day!
Nice job!

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #66 on: November 23, 2017, 01:13:26 AM »
Pre Thankgiving harvest.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #67 on: November 23, 2017, 01:16:22 AM »
More pics.
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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #68 on: November 23, 2017, 07:58:47 PM »
Nice Job!

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #69 on: November 23, 2017, 08:15:39 PM »
Gotta love the days of seeing 200+ birds and hearing many more while carrying the wrong weapon to hunt them with.
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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #70 on: November 25, 2017, 08:31:28 PM »
 A few more partridge that won't be making it back to the pear tree. The dogs are looking back at some Chukar singing their tune.

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #71 on: November 26, 2017, 12:35:06 AM »
Nice job!!

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #72 on: November 30, 2017, 08:25:17 PM »
The dog and I ran into 14 coveys of chukar yesterday ranging from 15-40 birds. It was ridiculous. Best day I've had in the spot this year (only been up there twice this year) and know where I'll be focused all next week unless I can still get to another honey hole. Not hunting this weekend as I don't like to increase the chance of giving spots away.

Here's the final bird of yesterday.
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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #73 on: December 01, 2017, 03:51:06 AM »
 I like it! On the big coveys, were there multiple flushes or did they all go at once?

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Re: E. WA Quail, Chukar, Hun Opener 10/7/17
« Reply #74 on: December 02, 2017, 03:06:02 PM »
The dog and I ran into 14 coveys of chukar yesterday ranging from 15-40 birds. It was ridiculous. Best day I've had in the spot this year (only been up there twice this year) and know where I'll be focused all next week unless I can still get to another honey hole. Not hunting this weekend as I don't like to increase the chance of giving spots away.

Here's the final bird of yesterday.
nice job Sophie.

 

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