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Chukar identification
« on: January 26, 2024, 03:05:08 PM »
Hi all
New to the forum, been hunting and fishing Washington state since 1965. Just donít get out that much, but getting into the later part of life and want to get back into what I love to do and that is upland bird hunting! Back in the early to mid 70ís my dad I would chukar hunt whiskey dick area with so so success. I see that chukar is open through the 31st and Huns closed the 15th.
Question, whatís the best way to tell the difference when they flush? Since we used to get a mixed bag and could never really never always tell the difference.
 
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Re: Chukar identification
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2024, 05:31:47 PM »
I still can't tell on the flush. My area has both and my best guesses are knowledge of each ridge.

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Re: Chukar identification
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2024, 05:38:51 PM »
Shoot first ask questions later  :chuckle: just kidding. Usually they are very easy to tell apart, just by looking at them  :dunno:

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Re: Chukar identification
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2024, 05:58:52 PM »
Shoot first ask questions later  :chuckle: just kidding. Usually they are very easy to tell apart, just by looking at them  :dunno:
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Re: Chukar identification
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2024, 06:00:51 PM »
I still can't tell on the flush. My area has both and my best guesses are knowledge of each ridge.
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Re: Chukar identification
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2024, 08:53:34 PM »
They arenít too hard to tell apart. I will say that Huns always rise together on a flush while Chukar will rise more sporadically. That may help you out until you can tell the difference.

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Re: Chukar identification
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2024, 07:12:21 AM »
They arenít too hard to tell apart. I will say that Huns always rise together on a flush while Chukar will rise more sporadically. That may help you out until you can tell the difference.

Thank you, solid info! :)

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Re: Chukar identification
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2024, 09:47:09 AM »
They arenít too hard to tell apart. I will say that Huns always rise together on a flush while Chukar will rise more sporadically. That may help you out until you can tell the difference.

Agree, and in my experiences huns occupy grounds that are more plateau-like, or more wife open spaces where they can see predators coming (but not always). I find more chukar in steeper rimrock country.

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Re: Chukar identification
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2024, 09:48:39 AM »
They sound different, but thats hard to describe, and they look different.   I suppose if you see rust, dont shoot  :dunno:

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Re: Chukar identification
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2024, 05:25:41 PM »
Whole covey flushes with the huns, and little running compared to the chukars.  In the breaks of the Snake have never found them together.  Good luck!!!

 


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