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Postby RowdyGSP » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:44 pm

Back home in Idaho this weekend and Rowdy pointed 2 coveys of Huns and 1 covey of chukar today. The chukar wild flushed out of range but the Huns held nicely. Shot 1 hun out of each covey. Unfortunately the first covey, I hit the bird twice but still watched it do a controlled fall 1,800 vertical feet down to the bottom of the canyon. I made a mental note of that area and when I got back down to the truck, I drove Rowdy to where I though it landed. He got super birdy hunting dead, but we never did find it. All in all a nice day with good dog work.

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Re: Huns...

Postby LongHammer » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:53 pm

Do those Huns have one leg shorter than the other? Seems like they only like standing on steep hills.
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Re: Huns...

Postby Willie T » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:29 pm

The country you get to hunt out there is breathtaking! By all accounts the chukar is a very worthy bird. The country alone looks like it is enough to test man and dog.
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Postby Kiger2 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:58 pm

Very nice photos!
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Re: Huns...

Postby mtlhdr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:23 pm

Beautiful country. Sounds like a very nice day afield.
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Re: Huns...

Postby RowdyGSP » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:09 pm

Willie T wrote:The country you get to hunt out there is breathtaking! By all accounts the chukar is a very worthy bird. The country alone looks like it is enough to test man and dog.


Yep. You earn the views... my quads usually are tight and stiff for 3 days or so after a day or two like this.
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Re: Huns...

Postby Kiger2 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:53 pm

There is a ratio for chukar hunters. You need to spend at least 60/40 going different directions or one leg will end up shorter than the other and at the end of the day when you get on level ground you will tip over!!!
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Re: Huns...

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:19 am

Spectacular country. Birds going over vertical cliffs sound scary relative to a dog making good decisions as to what is safe and what is not.
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Re: Huns...

Postby orhunter » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:20 am

Hunting the rimrock can be dangerous for dogs, I learned avoided places that could end in tagedy. Very creepy, the stuff nightmares are made of.
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Re: Huns...

Postby RowdyGSP » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:57 pm

AverageGuy wrote:Spectacular country. Birds going over vertical cliffs sound scary relative to a dog making good decisions as to what is safe and what is not.


It's not quite straight up and down. I stay away from sheer vertical cliffs. This is ranging between 45 to 70 degrees. The dog can tackle going up and down those degrees. Me not so much, hence the reason for a dog that retrieves... essential for chukar hunting in my opinion.
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