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Title: Chukar in Twisp?
Post by: doubletall on January 17, 2022, 03:09:11 PM
I found a chukar on my property just south of Twisp.  How common are they in the area?  I have lots of turkey, quail and a few grouse but this is the first chukar I've come across.
Title: Re: Chukar in Twisp?
Post by: MtnMuley on January 17, 2022, 03:11:45 PM
Most of your chukar will be south of twisp, but this weather had most birds at the lower elevations. Not uncommon at all.
Title: Re: Chukar in Twisp?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 17, 2022, 03:37:41 PM
My property is south of Carlton and I have lots of chuckar around several large conveys during the summer months. I did hunt them with my dog bit of coarse only came across 1 when you want to see them. They love those rock out croppings. If you listen you can hear them communicate to each other once you recognize their sound.
Title: Re: Chukar in Twisp?
Post by: HereDuckyDucky on January 17, 2022, 03:57:34 PM
I am just down from Methow and have quite a few on my property. Pretty common down here.

RW
Title: Re: Chukar in Twisp?
Post by: Wunderlich33 on January 17, 2022, 04:01:05 PM
My property is south of Carlton and I have lots of chuckar around several large conveys during the summer months. I did hunt them with my dog bit of coarse only came across 1 when you want to see them. They love those rock out croppings

Dont know if you remember but I remember... the time Zeb and I found your camp in the middle of the night south of Carlton and we decided to hunt with you the next day.  After a few hours hiking in the dark the next morning as we were getting to the ridge I saw movement in the draw below us. You glassed down the ridge and told me that it was a cougar... Not that I saw it very well but that was the first cougar I ever saw in the field. 

That day was great... 1 doe spotted, a flash of a buck spotted that you went after to never see again and we made a fire up top to warm up before we stared heading down. We Got back to camp in the dark and we were tired    :chuckle: 
Title: Re: Chukar in Twisp?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 17, 2022, 04:17:22 PM
Yea I remember us heading up the ridge in the dark. If I remember right we saw a group of hunters spread out coming up the valley below. We figured they spooked the cat and never saw it. Funny thing was that cat circled around behind them into the timber. I remember looking down and seeing all the orange pumpkins below us.
Title: Re: Chukar in Twisp?
Post by: boneaddict on January 17, 2022, 04:49:43 PM
I saw more Huns than  chuks, but they are around for sure.
Title: Re: Chukar in Twisp?
Post by: doubletall on January 17, 2022, 07:25:23 PM
Thanks for the replies. If there are more around I'm sure my lab will find them. I had a moose in the pasture last winter and saw a badger on my camera this summer; about the only critter I haven't seen yet is a wolf.  I'm right below McClure so I'm sure they're not too far off.
Title: Re: Chukar in Twisp?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 17, 2022, 07:28:51 PM
Be careful what you wish for the wolves work up and down the valley
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