- Mar 4, 2001
- Home of the free, Land of the brave
Tried a new chukar place today and hit the jackpot! Got seven chukars in about an hour and a half and decided to head back to the truck and go look for some quail. I figured I'd get one more chukar on the way back for my limit of eight and sure enough, Scout got birdy and I got ready for some action. She pointed and it was a single, I only winged it and it sailed down the hill and crash landed about a hundred yards below us. We started down after it but before we got half way to the bird a Golden Eagle swooped down and beat us to it! The eagle flew off with the chukar in it's talons and I decided that counted for my limit. Looked for some quail but couldn't find them. I think the snow moved them down the mountain. Saw two coyotes and about a 26 inch mulie. He was a big bodied old buck all by himself. There's a lot of good chukar hunting in this new spot. No sign anybody else has hunted it for years.