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      WELCOME NEW UJ MEMBERS   06/25/2017

      It seems the word is out and UJ is enjoying a steady stream of newly Registered Members. Welcome to all of you, and we are all looking forward to your positive participation. I strongly suggest you review the Board Guidelines that have been in place since 2002. The most significant thing being that UJ is a NO POLITICS BOARD. LInk:  UJ BOARD GUIDELINES   Also UJ stays afloat mainly through Member Donations. Once a Donation is made you are placed in the Contributing Member Group with extra Priviliges. I am getting very few new Donations so hopefully this will spur that on a bit. Link:  New Members/Donations/Priviliges
SaltCityJeff

**Official** Chukar and Hun Thread 2017 - 2018

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Meridiandave
38 minutes ago, NVChukarChaser said:

I have shot Huns hanging out in big sage flats with Sage Hen, creek bottoms with quail and higher on the mountain than Chukar in Nevada and alongside sharptails and pheasant in South Dakota. They do get up and go quick and never leave a bird behind. 

Funny story about that.  I was hunting pheasants and Huns earlier in the week.  We were hunting with someone who had moved from NC and had little experience with huns.   We told him that while chukars almost always leave a straggler or two, huns never do.  We both said how we had only seen stragglers one or two times in years of hunting.  Of course within ten minutes, two covey flushes and two stragglers made us liars.

 

Huns are quickly becoming my favorite bird.   Their versatility is amazing.  I have hunted them since childhood and continue to be amazed at the different habitats I find them in.  Of course, some hun cover just has that "huney"  look to it.

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greg jacobs

This isn't an area where you are going to line up several chukar so to me they are a real prize.

Sonny was handling them pretty well. Really love hunting this young guy. He was hunting out at a couple hundred yards and holding them till I got there. Should have had two or three but only brought one home. Love to chase chukar but at 62 it's sure harder on my body than it use to be. Got to get out and do it more though.rsz_120171103_110450.jpg 

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ThomGordon

Overcast, warm & windy.

The modified choke will “now” be installed!

 

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Birdcrzy

Lots of miles on the boots but the effort paid off! Fun hunt! 

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Hunski

I am finally able to contribute to the chukar post. Hunted last weekend in the only “sucker hole” in Idaho without rain. Found lots of birds in the cedars/pines. Fun Weekend

 

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PartridgeCartridge
On ‎11‎/‎4‎/‎2017 at 9:28 AM, greg jacobs said:

This isn't an area where you are going to line up several chukar so to me they are a real prize.

Sonny was handling them pretty well. Really love hunting this young guy. He was hunting out at a couple hundred yards and holding them till I got there. Should have had two or three but only brought one home. Love to chase chukar but at 62 it's sure harder on my body than it use to be. Got to get out and do it more though.rsz_120171103_110450.jpg 

That Sonny is one hell of a good looking dog.

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greg jacobs
6 hours ago, PartridgeCartridge said:

That Sonny is one hell of a good looking dog.

 

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Bree my white one is a real knothead. Way to smart.

 

Sonny,

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He's been a real easy one right from the beginning.

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ThomGordon

Experienced gained, applied & success on a cool breezy morning climbing the mtn

 

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NVChukarChaser

Piper and Hunter finding a downed bird

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WeeWilly

My sons first.

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WeeWilly

And the next day he got his first one of these Chukar killers.

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Scrappy

Well, with my big game seasons over, I was finally able to make it back to the chukar hills.  I was quite pleased with the result.  A buddy and I went out last Friday morning with the intention of hunting one of our favorite chukar spots.  Unfortunately, rain the night before, and mud-bog desert roads, changed our minds for us.  We ended up going to a secondary spot that holds birds, but has not had historically high numbers.  It also requires an immediate climb of 800 feet in order to get into birds.  Much to our pleasant surprise the birds were plentiful, and we were able to secure two limits in about four hours of hunting.  Saturday we tried a different spot, with similar results and lots of birds.  As some have suggested before, I think chukar numbers are "area specific" this year, with some areas having well above average numbers, and some areas well below average.  Scrappy also had superb bird-handling manners (at least to my jaundiced eye), and seemed to have a bottomless tank (she went 27 miles on Friday and 33 miles on Saturday without slowing down).  I was very grateful to find birds, enjoy good company, and see good dog work.

 

The morning climb about 1/2 way up (you don't want to tip over backwards):

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Moving in for the flush on a different point:

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Another chukar in the bag:

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NVChukarChaser

Great day on the Chukar Hill. Seeing some young Brittanies turning on the magic and finding a few birds here and there. Brittanies, Public Land, Benelli’s, and Q5 vests make for a great day on the Chukar Hill.

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greg jacobs

Had a really nice morning

 

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Scrappy
3 hours ago, NVChukarChaser said:

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Love the horns!

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