Hats & Shirts

We just added bunch of new gear in our Shop: 6 models of hats, and 5 kinds of t-shirts. I'm still working out some kinks in the shipping module of the shop, so if you have any questions, please send a comment and I'll get back to you ASAP. Oh, and the all-blaze orange hat …

Drones

With the increasing availability of unmanned aerial craft equipped with cameras, the possibilities for improving the documentation of outdoor activities has radically increased. In Idaho, a recent statute prohibits using drones to assist in hunting, including birds: It is unlawful to "Make use of aircraft, including any unmanned aircraft system, in any manner to spot …

Tooth and Claw

We've spent a bunch of evenings this summer eating dinner outside near our woodshed, which has a bird house on its west-facing wall that I put up a couple years ago. Its first ever residents are a dutiful tree swallow pair who moved in this spring, and we've enjoyed watching them go in and out …

Words

Words matter. I've been writing this blog for a while now, and one of the things that keeps me interested in it is the comments I get from readers. I have learned a lot from them, and appreciate the culture of the blog because of readers' comments. Many comments have taken issue with things I've …

Good Things

Just a quick post to mention a few good things in recent days... I received a report a couple of days ago from a friend who was at Brownlee and heard chukar calling. That made me happy because a month ago I spent the day on Oxbow Reservoir and heard not a peep from a …

Hats Are Us

Chukar hunting hats

They're here. We like them. Here's the longer story, if you care to know: last fall I loaned someone the blaze orange cap I'd used for many seasons and they inadvertently kept it. I thought it was gone forever, so wanted to get a new blaze cap. I looked at the Treasure Valley Community College …

New Things

  The blog has a new look, and a new name. The old URL, chukarhunting.net, will still work but will resolve to chukarculture.com. Also, as you can see, we now have a logo and a prototype hat. Soon we'll have them for sale in two styles. It might take a while for me to figure …

Chukar Poacher Alert

A student of mine recently told me he heard a guy in town bragging about his amazing chukar-hunting son-in-law who killed 200 chukar from his pickup, on one snowy January day this past winter, along the road (Highway 71) near Brownlee Reservoir. The limit's 8. Where's F&G when you need 'em? (In 17 years of …