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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #150 on: May 01, 2015, 10:09:38 AM »
You might let the breeder know this happened. It may not be anything genetic in the line, but info is always helpful.

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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #151 on: May 01, 2015, 10:13:11 AM »
Good call Aspen, going to email now

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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #152 on: October 12, 2015, 11:25:54 AM »
10/10/2015: Headed out to some quail grounds Saturday for Chukar's first hunt with a single-eye. We weren't in the least bit hesitant to take him out, but I did consider the location before we finalized a plan. I figured it was best to choose a spot that was relatively flat, with limited snags and underbrush. One spot on particular came to mind and it worked out great.

We arrived at the spot ~7:30 and started hunting into the sunrise, boy, it was gorgeous that morning! It was nice to see Chukar not miss a beat, as we hadn't been in the field but once or twice since we closed out last year on the last days of the season. We've been walking in the evenings as the kids have allowed :) It would have been nice to have a bit more wind, it was dead calm and the mosquitoes were thick! This was my first experience being attached by those little buggers on a bird hunt. At any rate, we worked the Russian Olive trees on the north bank of a lake and I saw Chukar get birdy about 75 yards in front of me. Before I could get into position, the birds flushed. This happened two more times. In total, we saw 25-30 birds in the same spot we located them the year previous. I popped off two hail-marys to no avail. When quail are in the thick stuff, we have always had trouble connecting. The lack of wind seemed to make it even tougher as Chukar would pick up their scent when were tight on top og them. We turned and hunted back towards the rig and we flushed a huge hen, that was fun.

At any rate, looks like Chukar will do just fine, we may have to try some hun/chukar ground in a couple of weeks.

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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #153 on: July 19, 2022, 04:05:52 PM »
It was an amazing run my friend, we will see you on the other side.




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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #154 on: July 19, 2022, 04:07:36 PM »
One of my favorite hunting shots

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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #155 on: July 19, 2022, 04:46:50 PM »
Sorry for your loss 10key.
Thank you for sharing your story.
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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #156 on: July 19, 2022, 05:10:11 PM »
So sorry for your loss itís never easy
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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #157 on: July 19, 2022, 07:26:51 PM »
Sorry to see this. He was a good friend for you.

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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #158 on: July 19, 2022, 09:14:53 PM »
So sorry for your loss. We sure donít deserve such great companions. Really neat thread that youíll be able to remember Chukar through.

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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #159 on: July 20, 2022, 06:20:37 AM »
Sorry to hear about your loss, parting is sweet sorrow. I had to put my 15 yr old Brittany down last weekend. A piece of my heart went with him. I was able to do lots of hikes, hunts and other adventures with him. A total loyal dog, a trait often lacking in humans. Will be looking for another to keep my French Brittany company. RIP Chukar
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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #160 on: July 20, 2022, 06:26:39 AM »
I just read this whole thread. You gave Chukar a good life 10key and he returned the favor from what I can gather. If it fits into your current life situation, you'd do him further justice by getting another and applying lessons learned to your next hunting partnership.

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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #161 on: August 20, 2022, 08:27:37 PM »
Breaks my heart.  They never live long enough. Loved the posts.

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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #162 on: August 21, 2022, 08:46:32 AM »
Itís a sad thing. Mine goes down this week. 😢
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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #163 on: May 19, 2023, 09:45:44 AM »
Thank you for all the king words...I didn't really have much to say until now.

It has almost been a year and we are ready for Brittany round #2. We have a bead on some pups that should be ready in July. I will update once we know for sure.

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Re: The Trials and Tribulations of Chukar (a Brittany)
« Reply #164 on: June 23, 2023, 01:35:10 PM »
Please keep us posted!! Looking forward to hearing about the (potentially) new pups. We're truly blessed to have these companions...
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