If your only hobby is chukar hunting, chances are you’ve been bored these past several months. My guess, though, is that most of you have figured out what to do in the 8-month hell known as the “Off-Season” (isn’t “off” such a loaded word?). I know lots of chukar hunters fish during the summer, some mountain bike, scout for big game, work on their chess game or post-up or post-op moves, maybe do a little yard work or fix stuff you blame other people for breaking even though — let’s be honest — you screwed it up a long time ago and either forgot or were just too ashamed to admit it.
I’m either blessed with or a victim of my too many hobbies (it’s a sort of fluid state of being). These past several months, I’ve become pretty re-obsessed with a hobby I embarked on about 38 years ago when I did some basic math and realized I could circumvent the law and save money. Home brewing. It’s one of those things that can get out of control fast. I’m over that, although surprises wait around every corner. In this latest rupture, I’ve learned a lot of new stuff, including a new version of the same lesson I always seem to face: the rediscovery that I had no idea how much I never imagined I didn’t know.
Anyway, I thought I’d share a little of my off-season pursuit, especially since I conned Leslie into making a video of a recent brew day (my ulterior motive was to have some company in what is usually a pretty solitary endeavor). Enjoy the video!
P.S. If you like the bucking chukar logo, we hope to have hats and shirts by the beginning of chukar season…