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Speaking of hunting...

Postby mtlhdr » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:59 pm

The last month has found us chasing pheasants in MT...
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Chukar in NV
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and quail in CA
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MT was tough be we scratched out a few birds (really windy and warm with scarce and skittish birds), chukar numbers seem to be down from last year (which was a really good year), and quail numbers are as good as I've seen them in 6 years. Got two and half more months to get after it!
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:21 pm

You and Chance are making the Rounds! Good for you. Beautiful photos, I Enjoy em.

So that Chukar country you are hunting in NV looks a little less challenging than some other photos I see. Am I reading that correctly?
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby mtlhdr » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:59 pm

AverageGuy wrote:You and Chance are making the Rounds! Good for you. Beautiful photos, I Enjoy em.

So that Chukar country you are hunting in NV looks a little less challenging than some other photos I see. Am I reading that correctly?


Thanks!
This is definitely some of the milder chukar country that we hunt but it's not without the steep stuff. Thankfully there's decent 4x4 access (at least until the weather turns nasty) that gets us close to the top. That first picture is Chance pointing a covey that's right on the edge of a steep drop. The retrieve was about 75 yards down slope, it's just hard to tell how steep in the photo. If it wasn't 6 hours away, I'd hunt this area every weekend.
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby azquailhntr » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:17 pm

Nice work!!
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby Willie T » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:43 am

That looks like a heck of a good time! I am jealous of the chuckar. It is a bucket list bird for me. I have never harvested one or even hunted them. One commonality i recognize from the photos I have seen is they are pursued in some spectacular country. Very nice!
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby carramrod » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:23 am

Awesome pictures. Nice to look at during the work week.
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby mtlhdr » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:45 pm

Thanks! Chukar a fun bird for sure, and lucky for us they love BLM lands!
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby RowdyGSP » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:20 pm

Great photos! That's some nice country you are hunting. Great job on the mixed bags from mixed states. Rowdy and I are continuing to explore our new home state, with mixed success.
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby mtlhdr » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:03 am

RowdyGSP wrote:Great photos! That's some nice country you are hunting. Great job on the mixed bags from mixed states. Rowdy and I are continuing to explore our new home state, with mixed success.


Thanks! I am sure you guys are figuring out a thing or two. Lately, I've been trying find chukar that are <3 hours from home. The terrain and locating birds has been a challenge.

On our last hunt, we found our only covey at 7100', on our way from 5800' to 7700'.
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Saw some 4-legged critters along the way.
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby RowdyGSP » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:03 pm

Looks like you need a deer tag for that area!
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby AverageGuy » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:16 pm

Beautiful photos. Spud and I are in SD at the moment and saw several nice Mulie bucks ourselves. Keep the photos coming.
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby J D Patrick » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:40 pm

beautiful scenery and great hunts it seems - congrats
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby mtlhdr » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:26 pm

I am glad everyone enjoys the photos. Lugging the DSLR with zoom is definitely worth it!

RowdyGSP wrote:Looks like you need a deer tag for that area!

As a non-resident my chances are slim. But I've been putting for points for the last several years, so one of these years I can make it happen.
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby randomnut » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:24 pm

Thanks for the pics mtlhdr. I'm envious of the chukar country, and almost pm'ed, but a 24 hour drive is not possible this year. Post some more up when you can.
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Re: Speaking of hunting...

Postby jarbo03 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:40 am

Good stuff. Was in MT first week of Nov, got down to 0° and froze out all the ducks we were after. Salvaged with a few good days chasing pheasant.
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