Chukar Rancor

Holy Chukarmole (stay tuned for a new recipe)! Who knew the chukar hunting community was so diverse as to make it downright like the rest of the world? All along I was under the impression that to be a chukar hunter meant that you were beyond the pale of unethical, uncivil, un-whatever behavior. After all, …

Update – warmer

After yesterday's post, I decided to take a spin down to Hells Canyon to see what it looked like, and see if there was any hope for the chukar. Expecting to see pure white, I was pleased to find a sort of belt of burned-off terrain, which had plenty of open ground. Above it and …

Good while it lasted…

Yesterday a pheasant rooster turned up at our bird feeder and gorged himself for more than an hour. Our house is about 400 yards from the nearest cover any self-respecting pheasant would consider. Surely a sign the Upland Apocalypse is upon us. I'd hoped we'd see a turn toward some burn-off so I might get …

Come Sunday

After our big storm, which left nearly a foot of snow, I was ready to call it. We've had a great season, and finding birds has always been hard for me once the snow flies. I read at least one blog, though (especially Tucker's Chukars), whose author does not appear to be impeded by sub-freezing …