Survivors

My stress doesn't come close to the stress wildlife endured this winter, but it's been there daily, mainly in the form of wonder and hope. In a phone call with my dad earlier this winter, I lamented the tough conditions for chukar and the rest, and he reminded me of this wonderful Emily Dickinson poem: …

Chukarubbish

Not for lack of trying, it's been three weeks since I eyed a chukar (not counting the ones I finally cleaned the other day; oh, were they tender, but that's another story). I've seen lots of Hungarian partridge (or gray partridge) in places I expected to see chukar. I'd say the Hun population in these …

Hun Ting

Amazing weather for late October, and we're back on the hills with our new hunting buddy, searching for the elusive birds. After a short but extremely steep and rocky hike, Angus found us one small covey of Hungarian partridge. I managed a couple shots, but that was it. One bird winged, Angus ran it down, …

Snow Birds

Made it out yesterday for the first time since spraining my ankle on December 2. Leslie came along for the hike and to take video and photos. We decided to try a place I hunted a decade ago in the Owyhees. Long drive, but it was nice to revisit some of that terrain, and we …