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late season chuckars?
I know we had a thread about this earlier in the season, but having never shot a wild chuckar and having hunted them several times I though it was worth it to ask....where the heck do I go?? My dad and I have been a few times out by the old pony express trail on south faces and saw a flock once. A couple buddies and I are willing to give it a try next week but I need a place to go.
Suggestions? Do chuckars migrate to winter habitat like deer? Is there a "late season spot" for them?

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Re: [fish_or_die] late season chuckars? In reply to
from what i hear, the late season spot is.. Nevada. or anywhere else but Utah.Wink

PM WET1. Todd is the best authority on those little evil birds that i know.

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Not to sound like a dink, but chukars are where chukars are. Most times they are on the really nasty steep hills. Sometimes on the tops, sometimes in the middle, and rarely down low where it is easy to hunt. They do not migrate. When there is snow on the ground typically you can get them on the sun exposed slopes, however I've jumped them on the north sides as well.

When it comes down to it, chukars have no rhyme or reason to do what they do. I personally don't know anyone who has them figured out (I know a lot of guys that hunt them, and they sure don't). If someone thinks they do, I'd bet them 20 bucks I can out shoot them in their chukar spot!

Good luck, they are devil birds, and as such, will haunt you like nothing else can.

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Re: [fish_or_die] late season chuckars? In reply to
out on the newfoundland mountain range on the west desert u should find plenty out there.

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Re: [Theekillerbee] late season chuckars? In reply to
Yeah, i hate them already. Don't know why I'm doing it but what else am I going to do with a day off?Smile anybody ever hunt out by the pony express trail? we have been out there a few times but havn't found them yet.

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Re: [Theekillerbee] late season chuckars? In reply to
Well we went out yesterday past simpson springs and put some serious miles on the wheelers looking for the devil birds, no luck. Not even a rabbit! found some great country for chuckars though (I think) and talked, sort of, to a mexican sheep herder that motioned up into the hills when I asked him about the birds. They're out there somewhere....