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    Chukar Anyone?

    This is from a couple of days ago.

    1 mama chukar came down with at least 40 juveniles to show them where the bird feeder is...

    I guess the rest of the mama's are sitting on more baby chukar...

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    kwell..
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    I was so happy to see them show up.

    They usually come down between mid-May and mid-Jun, but with the extra cold spring, I guess they had their babies a little late.

    I love to tell my hunting buddies who find them to be the most elusive bird, that they feed off of my bird feeders (and I have hunted them in the past and they are very tough on you).

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    I've hunted then to and let me say that ya hear em morwe then ya see em when your hunitng them..
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    Our problem is that we like them so much we keep our home area as a closed zone... That way we get to see more quail and chukar. In all my hikes behind the house, I've never scared up any coveys of quail or seen any flocks of chukar. The only time I ever see them is about 10 feet away from my office window.....
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    Will have to look this one up, i aint ever heard of them. All i can say is you spoilt with the variety of wild animals you got around you and i am green with envy.

    I am limited to my wild rabbit and maybe the neighbors cat besides the resident robins that decided my shed and weather station belong to them.

    Brent I am guessing these birds are still imature and dont have the distinct lines yet right?
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    Yep, this years crop of juveniles. They are still pretty grey all over.

    The adults are pretty colorful, and about twice the size of a quail, I'd guess.

    We had a bunch of baby quail around as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Our problem is that we like them so much we keep our home area as a closed zone... That way we get to see more quail and chukar. In all my hikes behind the house, I've never scared up any coveys of quail or seen any flocks of chukar. The only time I ever see them is about 10 feet away from my office window.....
    smart birds!

    The only hunting I do these days is Quail. I have a fantastic dog and lots of hunting acres..... just not too many birds....

    the good news is that after about a 15 year population drop, the coveys are getting bigger and more frequent while hunting.

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    My cousins daughter and her school actually won some kind of contest that got them a trip to Disney for their project "Save The Quail". They live in SE Iowa.

    I grew up hunting pheasants and quail in Iowa. Had a little brittany spaniel that was the most rambunctious, out of control dog in town, but was a natural at hunting pheasants quail and retrieving...

    I really need to go hunting this fall....
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    Hey Brent how does Bucky do with these guys roaming around. I would have thought she would be out there and chasing them around.
    cheers

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