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Other Hunting => Upland Birds => Topic started by: merkelman on November 28, 2019, 08:49:29 PM

Title: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: merkelman on November 28, 2019, 08:49:29 PM
Been a good year so far. Howís everyone else out there doing.
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: jagermiester on November 30, 2019, 06:35:24 AM
Been a great year bird numbers are great this year. I just wish I could shoot as good as you.
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: jagermiester on November 30, 2019, 06:45:01 AM
We had 5 guys and 4 dogs yesterday lots of birds flushed out of range we killed 6 birds but probably could have killed more
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: joe_dumy on December 02, 2019, 07:01:59 AM
Only been out three times for chukar and shunked all three times. Time to find some new spots. There are a lot of chukar hunters now. Just have to drive farther i guess.
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: birddogdad on December 02, 2019, 08:41:50 AM
gonna try this coming weekend if i can clear passes...
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: nwalpineguide on December 03, 2019, 09:08:13 AM
This past weekend treated us well on Chuckar. Five birds taken between two hunters, no dogs. Plenty of birds but they are taking flight at some distance now. Gotta sneak up on them.
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: quackkiller on December 06, 2019, 06:03:01 AM
Havenít been able to get out much but have hunted twice and the place we have been getting into 100 bird days (not killing) have got into maybe 2-5 birds I donít know whatís going on with the chukar in our spots but looks like you hit some great spots
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: Birdgetter on December 07, 2019, 12:22:06 PM
Havenít been able to get out much but have hunted twice and the place we have been getting into 100 bird days (not killing) have got into maybe 2-5 birds I donít know whatís going on with the chukar in our spots but looks like you hit some great spots
:yeah: Same for us, donít know what the deal is.
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: merkelman on December 09, 2019, 08:15:13 AM
My usuals are doing very well. Some of the new spots I have hunted have been great as well. Over all the populations are thriving and birds seem to be doing well.  I have seen fewer huns this year in the elevations, but the coveys we are getting into are dense and the birds are eating well.
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: Birdgetter on December 09, 2019, 09:18:26 AM
Huh, last year our chukar count was 152. Iíd be surprised if we clear 50 this year.
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: Naches Sportsman on December 09, 2019, 09:22:29 AM
The kid I have mentored in the past and passed down the local chukar notebook to is doing real well this year.

From what he's been telling me, numbers are a bit down.
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: quackkiller on December 09, 2019, 02:39:02 PM
My usuals are doing very well. Some of the new spots I have hunted have been great as well. Over all the populations are thriving and birds seem to be doing well.  I have seen fewer guns this year in the elevations, but the coveys we are getting into are dense and the birds are eating well.


That is awesome! Ya every one of my spots are absolute junk this year!
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: merkelman on December 27, 2019, 09:10:45 PM
Great day in the field!
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: Timberstalker on December 27, 2019, 09:37:31 PM
Awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: merkelman on January 05, 2020, 10:27:45 AM
Wiped out dog!
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: jagermiester on January 06, 2020, 03:34:24 PM
Wiped out dog!
When your dog gets into a sagebrush to relax you know you have given your all. :tup:
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: ridgefire on January 06, 2020, 06:47:01 PM
How late is the season open?
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: T-Bone on January 07, 2020, 07:41:48 AM
How late is the season open?

It closes on the 20th of this month.
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: ridgefire on January 07, 2020, 06:40:03 PM
That sucks. Figured it might be a good filler between ducks and turkeys. I guess coyotes it is then.
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: merkelman on January 20, 2020, 10:00:39 AM
Last day for Luke and I. Meaty birds!
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: jagermiester on January 20, 2020, 03:14:50 PM
I can't believe its over.  :'(
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: Threewolves on February 14, 2020, 04:38:43 PM
Hey, If you don't mind, what type of dog booties do you use/recommend, thanks, Paul
Title: Re: 2019/20 Chukar and Hun season
Post by: merkelman on February 15, 2020, 06:59:00 PM
Motorcycle inner tubes.


Let your dog build up a little toughness on the pass then start using these. I use vet wrap on the paw first.