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Offline Badhabit

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Himalayan Snowcocks
« on: June 01, 2018, 01:26:06 PM »
Has anyone here on Hunting WA ever been to the Ruby Mtns in Nevada and harvested one? It might be one to put on my bucket list of things I want to try and do before I can't. If you have been to the Rubies and bagged one tell me about the adventure. DIY or did you use a guide?
« Last Edit: June 01, 2018, 01:49:28 PM by Badhabit »

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Re: Himalayan Snowcocks
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 01:47:41 PM »
I think it looks like a great adventure myself.

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Re: Himalayan Snowcocks
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 01:57:24 PM »
I have four friends and former coworkers who have done it DIY, all have harvested at least one bird over their multiple trips.  One had a jousting match using his shotgun barrel with a mountain goat billy, as both claimed right of way on a narrow ledge.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Himalayan Snowcocks
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2018, 10:35:50 AM »
Badhabit,
What a beautiful Bird to have a shot at. Looks like The Ruby Mtns are a cross between The
Alpine Lakes Wilderness and Chukar Hunting on the Columbia Cliffs at Vantage WA.  :tup:

DOUBLELUNG,
Those Great Northern RXR Goats can be  real Pests, when they are out of Season! ;)
Doug
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Re: Himalayan Snowcocks
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2018, 05:49:59 PM »
Moved up here from Winnemucca, NV.  I always wanted to make it over there to get after one but never did.  Loved it down there
Right wing shooter, I aim for the left!!!

Nowhere in your incoherent rambling did you come close to what can be considered a rational thought. Everyone is now dumber having heard it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Re: Himalayan Snowcocks
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 08:58:32 AM »
Made the trip a few years ago.  Special place.  First day: wind, fog, rain, snow.  One bird close range, no shot, just trying to survive while watching foot placement.  Second day totally clear, several birds talking first light.  No chances.  Perfect, clear warm day.  Sheep hunter died while we were hunting, rough country.  Sure hope to do it again.

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Re: Himalayan Snowcocks
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 03:00:18 PM »
Nwwanderer, having never seen one myself its hard to really get a mental picture of how big they are. What would you compare them to? A wild turkey, a goose?

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Re: Himalayan Snowcocks
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2018, 03:43:16 PM »
Strange colored double size blue grouse that talks like a chukar in the morning

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Re: Himalayan Snowcocks
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 06:50:15 AM »
The Rubys are tough to begin with and thown in the fact snowcock love the nastiest part of the mountain to roost and you got a hell of a hunt. Never targeted them but been up there. Snowcock hunting makes chukar hunting look lile pheasant hunting Kansas. Good luck if you go.