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Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« on: December 04, 2022, 02:47:55 PM »
I hardly ever hear of anyone hunting pheasants, chukars or huns in Washington anymore.  Unless folks are going or just came from the Dakota's on some type of guided or pay to hunt deal I can't say that I hear much of anything about upland bird hunting.  Is it a lack of birds issue, lack of access to huntable land, or is there just not much interest in bird hunting like there used to be?

I grew up in the lower Yakima Valley and we used to spend more time hunting birds than anything else.  Most of my friends hunted birds but it seems like now, hardly anyone hunts birds anymore.  I have one friend that still hunts waterfowl quite a bit but doesn't do any upland bird hunting.  When I was in school my dad would be waiting in the parking lot to pick me up after football practice so we could catch the last few minutes of light hunting pheasants in a near by asparagus or squash field.  Where we hunted deer and elk is when we'd get into the chukars and huns.

Even here on HW forum, which has a very health group of hunters, I rarely read about anyone hunting pheasants, chukars, or huns so it got me to wondering why nobody hunts birds much anymore.

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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2022, 02:50:50 PM »
Yes, lots. Pheasants, no. That resource disappeared 30 years ago.

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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2022, 03:12:30 PM »
I still do quite a bit of upland hunting, especially for pheasants.  A lot tougher to come by these days compared to when I was younger.  Usually scratch up a bird or two, but man have they learned to run!  Have a 6 year old GWP that loves to hunt and roots them out pretty well, although not always in range.  The best part for me is watching my dog work.

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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2022, 03:15:16 PM »
Retired until we get another Brittney...we never truly went specifically after pheasants, mostly quail.

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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2022, 03:25:23 PM »
My pup and I are out every chance we get. We have our spots that have pheasant throughout the season we concentrate on.  Fresh snow makes for a nice hunt.

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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2022, 03:30:20 PM »
Couple weeks ago..

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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2022, 04:23:16 PM »
They are fun to hunt in the snow!

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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2022, 04:32:13 PM »
Chukar and Hun but not Pheasnat. Just moved to SE Idaho and none are close but Huns closest. Found some good duck and goose but need to focus on finding a place to hunt huns
The mountains are calling and I must go

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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2022, 04:59:22 PM »
I can’t wait to get started upland again with daughters and grandson and my new dog
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Take as many dam pictures as you want ....
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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2022, 05:30:34 PM »
Doesn’t seem like it on here. Too much covid talk.  Happy to see a hunting post!

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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2022, 05:34:42 PM »
I have a funny pheasant story from a couple weeks ago.   I popped one with my 20 gauge and retrieved him.   I brought him back to my truck and put him in one of my Ram boxes.  I got to a place where I could get a couple photos and dress him. I opened the Ram box and he flew out and hit me right in the face.   Off he went.  He bled more than a buck.  :chuckle:  I swear he was limp biscuit dead. Lol

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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2022, 05:38:05 PM »
Ah yes, the old Jack-in-the-box.  My buddy and I have a similar story except it was a duck.
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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2022, 05:41:50 PM »
If I wasn’t laughing so hard, I’d probably have been mad. Lol. Not to mention he painted me with a nice brush of feathers and sent my glasses flying. Thank God for eye protection

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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2022, 05:55:45 PM »
Crazy.

But funny as heck!
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I wonder how many people will touch their nose to their screen trying to read this...

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Re: Does anyone hunt Pheasants, Chukars, or Huns anymore?
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2022, 06:04:48 PM »
Ah yes, the old Jack-in-the-box.  My buddy and I have a similar story except it was a duck.

My buddy had a friend tell him a similar story except it was a BUCK!

 


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