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Author Topic: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?  (Read 2876 times)

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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2019, 04:35:21 PM »
Jegar,
Do you think they're crawling all over the place?   :dunno: After spending 15 years chasing Rabbits through the Sagebrush I have YET to see a Rattler...

LOL

I donít hunt sage brush or have any idea where you hunt but Iím happy for you that you donít have snakes in your part of the country. I do have lotís of snakes where I hunt and have to wait for cold weather before I donít have to worry about them.
Lead em if they're running.

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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2019, 04:59:50 AM »
WHERE ARE THEY CRAWLING AT?
One thing in LIFE is,,, We cannot out run time!

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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2019, 06:15:34 AM »
Just last week I saw two in Idaho, one south of Salmon and one north of Salmon . I have seen two turkey hunting in E. Wa. They are out there
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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2019, 07:32:35 AM »
Myself, I stay away from rocky areas; especially on a warm or warming day. I generally hunt in the AM and quit prior to the arrival of the heat.
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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2019, 08:03:30 AM »
I had a bird dog bit by a rattler right in front of me on a late October morning that was 20 degrees. You never know where and when they will be. I usually wait until November to hunt Chukar but occasionally I'll get an itch to go earlier.

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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2019, 08:05:05 AM »
what happened to your dog ?

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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2019, 08:24:47 AM »
He was a buddies dog. My dog was really close by as well but a bit further out. We weren't sure what had happened at first. He went about a minute further then he started standing really wide legged with his head hung down and drooling. He fell down by the time I got to him. We carried him to the truck and rushed him to a vet about an hour and a half away. He spent the night at the vet and survived to hunt the next year. He had a little muscle loss in the leg at the bite location but that was about it. That particular vet said he sees about 30 bites a year and he swore by the rattle snake vaccine. I have gotten it every year since with my dogs. He also said that dogs that get bit in the face or where they get hit directly in a vein usually don't make it unless you have some meds with you or they have been vaccinated. I also carry a kit with some shots of the medicine he recommended. I can't remember what it is off hand but if anyone cares I can look it up. He said the vaccine buys you a couple more hours until you can get them to a vet. We were in Montana so we are almost always a couple hours from a good vet.

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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2019, 02:10:56 PM »
Did a late morning hunt.  Went to one of my normal spots and did the 1.5 mile circle.  Ended the hunt with 1 quail and 1 hun on 3 shots.

Was really weird.  Only saw the one quail, all by itself.  Never seen that before unless of course I've already jumped the covey.  This was a lone bird.  My dog and I made many circles and passed through the area where the single jumped but could never find anymore.  That's just weird to me.  Then the huns, was only a covey of 3 which is abnormal as well.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2019, 02:28:21 PM by asmith »
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: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2019, 02:18:31 PM »
Saw some birds but ended up with one hun. And scared the bejesus out of myself with a rattlesnake. Turns out I shouldn't have followed the birds down that rocky/cliffy slope that faced the sun. I'll be back for the rest of the birds on a colder day.

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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2019, 02:24:10 PM »
Got two limits of chukars this morning only ran into one rattler.

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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2019, 02:29:35 PM »
Didnt see any rattlers, but did run across two little garner snakes.  Figured with the freezing temps around here the snakes would have been sleeping already
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: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2019, 06:10:03 PM »
Business as usual for two of us.

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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2019, 07:12:25 PM »
Nicely done!  :tup:

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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2019, 10:08:56 PM »
Summer farm dog jumped right back into pro role without a problem. Rock solid points on tight holding birds, and not another human to be seen.

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Re: Anyone Getting Excited About The E WA Chukar, Quail, Hun Opener?
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2019, 02:28:19 AM »
NICE OPENING HARVEST GUYS!
One thing in LIFE is,,, We cannot out run time!

 


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