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Offline Bill W

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2020, 05:42:49 PM »
Little hot for my liking, but plenty of birds...

Looks like you shoot a "merkel" browning.

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2020, 09:01:21 AM »
Little hot for my liking, but plenty of birds...

Looks like you shoot a "merkel" browning.
Actually it was a new Beretta 28Ga, 686.  The Merkels do come out once in while though. 

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2020, 09:26:39 AM »
I like it.

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2020, 03:08:39 PM »
Not sure if its kosher or not to tack onto other folks thread, but there isn't really an upland report tab at the top so here goes.

Anyway, been exploring new ground looking for chukar and finally got into them. Had my limit in two hours, but I still have some work to do with this dog. I dont know if it was the heat and dry ground, or just him being 1.5 yrs old. He was bumrushing in on every bird without pointing or giving me much time to get there. Luckily I can keep him close. Dont get me started on retrieving. Amazingly I never lost a bird (first time on chukar), he found everyone of them, picked it up , killed it, and dropped it. Some long cripples that he tracked down too. Anyways, more training in the books but it will have to wait till after deer season.

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2020, 04:16:14 PM »
Not sure if its kosher or not to tack onto other folks thread, but there isn't really an upland report tab at the top so here goes.

Anyway, been exploring new ground looking for chukar and finally got into them. Had my limit in two hours, but I still have some work to do with this dog. I dont know if it was the heat and dry ground, or just him being 1.5 yrs old. He was bumrushing in on every bird without pointing or giving me much time to get there. Luckily I can keep him close. Dont get me started on retrieving. Amazingly I never lost a bird (first time on chukar), he found everyone of them, picked it up , killed it, and dropped it. Some long cripples that he tracked down too. Anyways, more training in the books but it will have to wait till after deer season.
Sounds like he needs some good training and a good collar!  Limit in two hours is great!  4 or 6 birds?

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2020, 04:41:37 PM »
I have the collar, time to go get more pigeons.

6 birds, I hit another covey after the photo-op/water break.
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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2020, 09:55:39 AM »
Looks like you and the dog found a decent spot for hunting! Congrats

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2020, 12:01:18 PM »
Never hunted them or Huns. Bucket list. Hopefully won't kick it first!
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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2020, 02:14:59 PM »
Any other positive reports to share?  Have you been seeing many birds!  If so, how has it compared to last year.

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2020, 09:04:30 PM »
Great Friday. Another limit with the mighty 28ga.

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2020, 12:08:54 PM »
Good opener and subsequent weekends producing as well.

Enjoy!

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2020, 06:37:20 PM »
Little hot for my liking, but plenty of birds...
Looks like a great day in the field.

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2020, 06:39:54 PM »
Awesome. Went looking for chukar myself. Ended up finding huns. Went through 2 gallons water before we hit the creek to reload. Good rock solid points, and 1 running point.
AWESOME. Beautiful dog.

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2020, 06:41:22 PM »
That selfie with your dog looks familiar. We always have our nap under a sage bouts noon.
No better spot, next to your hunting guide.  :tup:

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Re: Chukar 2020
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2020, 06:47:31 PM »
Great Friday. Another limit with the mighty 28ga.
Fantastic Merkelman

 


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