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Brotsky 06-Jan-23
Beav 06-Jan-23
BULELK1 07-Jan-23
tthomas 07-Jan-23
BULELK1 08-Jan-23
tthomas 08-Jan-23
t-roy 08-Jan-23
Will tell 08-Jan-23
Sivart 08-Jan-23
Candor 08-Jan-23
jjs 08-Jan-23
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BULELK1 09-Jan-23
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From: BULELK1
05-Jan-23

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'Morning All,

I hope the New Year finds you all just fine.

I'm trying to keep myself in good shape this winter, like every winter, and 1 of my old FAV's is Chukar hunting.

No more straight up and then hunt across, certainly more Angle up and hunt across!

Never had a Bird Dog so I've never known what I am missing???

I like to hunt along be base of cliffs/crags as this area melts out first, gets the most melt water and is warm enough it attracts the winter bugs for the Chukars to feed on, or so I've convinced myself.

My only Prerequisite is that is a Sheep unit so I can kinda scout and see what made it through hunting season.

I've helped 2 fellow Bowsiters over the last 3 years, in two different Sheep Units with suggestions from my Chukar hunting and they both have Bow harvested Rams.

#LovinLife,

Robb

From: BULELK1
05-Jan-23

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I do have the option when I get in the thicker high brush to get a Cottontail or 2 also.

From: BULELK1
05-Jan-23

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There is a lot of down and back up after I get a quick shot or two and harvest or two so I'm certainly getting some leg and lung workout!

Ya know how they 'glide' after ya jump/bump them so the shot is usually unobstructed in this steep country.

From: BULELK1
05-Jan-23

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I harvested 5 that particular morning between these dang big snow/rain storms we are getting.

4 big Adults and fairly decent Juvenile.

When I figure I've got enough for a dang good meal, I just drop down to the road and huff-n-puff back to my JP Wrangler ---- haha

From: BULELK1
05-Jan-23

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Yup still using the ole Remington 870 20 gauge with 2 3/4-- 6 shot for any bunnies, Yotes or the occasional Red Fox

Still have the same High En$ sling! for 25 years.....

Packed a little snow in the Jeep Yeti, put the birds in a plastic bag and off I went for home.

I use to try and make a trip every November to Nv. before the season closes the end of November, I believe it was, but I'm content here at home.

From: BULELK1
05-Jan-23

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I'm cooking with the Can Cooker for this Bird meal

From: BULELK1
05-Jan-23

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I marinaded over night after I cubed up 10 breasts-----more meat than I thought and bigger.

I really like using fruit for a marinade, this time I went with simple Cherry Fruit Cups, the 4 pack

From: BULELK1
05-Jan-23

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Thanks for taking the time to view All.

More to finish/follow.

I've got Reservation Lane @ the Indoor Range this early AM to shoot the 10mm, so off to the gym and then to the range.

Thanks again,

Robb

From: Bowboy
05-Jan-23
Nice!

From: PeteO
05-Jan-23
now that's good living. I would love to shoot wild chukars.

05-Jan-23
Livin large !

From: molsonarcher
05-Jan-23
Looks like a fun time and a delicious reward! Chuckar are fantastic eating IMO, better than chicken.

From: pav
05-Jan-23
Definitely living the life Robb!

From: KY EyeBow
05-Jan-23
Makin' me hungry!!!

From: fdp
05-Jan-23
That's a darn good time and a darn good meal for sure.

From: Paul@thefort
05-Jan-23
Yea, what time is dinner; I will bring the wine? Paul

From: Tilzbow
05-Jan-23
Hunting chukar without dogs is like having ________ . I mean it’s okay but once you’ve hunted wild birds over your own great dog it’s hard to go without a dog.

Good job on getting birds! I highly recommend chukar schnitzel, very easy and tasty!

From: BULELK1
06-Jan-23

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Thanks for the input.

I like Bird Dogs on Pheasants, but they would take away the exercise value of Chukar hunting as they would be going down to get the harvested birds and bringing them back up to me!! haha

Over the years, I have modified the bottom of the Can Cooker with a small BBG grill and some mesh corners as food would go staight to the bottom and what a freaking cleaning mess that was!

From: BULELK1
06-Jan-23

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Once I've got everything washed clean and cut up it all goes in with the Mushroom soup about in the middle the final mix in is the Olive Oil and fruit,

From: BULELK1
06-Jan-23

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After about 45-55 minutes on # 4 flame, it starts steaming out of the lil' hole on top. I turn the heat off, move it off the burner, and then wait 15-20 minutes for it to cool down as like a pressure cooker it certainly has some pressure until cooled down.

After I use a strainer and pour it all in, I like to lightly Brown the breast meat under bacon and then just have a plate to eat before mixing it all together.

It definately is a Run the Dishwasher in the middle of the week type clean up but so dang delicious!

From: BULELK1
06-Jan-23

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Thanks again for taking the time to view All.

This wraps up for now.

Stay safe and happy.

#LovinLife,

Robb

From: midwest
06-Jan-23
They sure are pretty birds. Looks like a good exercise program, Robb. Nice work!

From: drycreek
06-Jan-23
You earned those birds Robb ! Never eaten chukars like that, but I’ve eaten them grilled and fried. Good stuff !

From: Brotsky
06-Jan-23
Nice work Robb! Those little SOB's scared the crap out of me a couple times on my trip to Utah earlier this fall! They love to bust out under your feet!

From: Beav
06-Jan-23
Congrats!

From: BULELK1
07-Jan-23

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Thanks so much

They make nice mounts too.

Good luck, Robb

From: tthomas
07-Jan-23
Robb, my wife made up some chicken cordon blue with some chukar and pheasants. Pretty fancy and even tastier. Pretty simple recipe though. Good work on the cross hunting and even kinder of you to help other bowhunters, you are always the most generous. Straight arrows, your friend Tom

From: BULELK1
08-Jan-23
Thanks Tom

I won't be @ the Sheep Show this year....Bummer, maybe next we can get together.

Good luck, Robb

From: tthomas
08-Jan-23
Robb Will look forward to that. Slowing down on the sheep hunting, but doing a lot of trapshooting and dog training. That should keep a man busy. Your friend, Tom

From: t-roy
08-Jan-23
Good stuff, Robb! Certainly no grass growing beneath your feet!

From: Will tell
08-Jan-23
One year I raised 50 Chukars to train my Wired Hair retriever. Definitely a nice bird for the table.

From: Sivart
08-Jan-23
what a great way to break up the winter

From: Candor
08-Jan-23
nice share. love upland hunting. Nice to see the bobs starting to make a slow comeback in the southeast.

From: jjs
08-Jan-23
The only recommendation is when bird hunting you have to have a good bird dog, missing out 50% of the hunt. The day I quiet bird hunting is the day I do not have a bird dog..

From: jjs
08-Jan-23
The only recommendation is when bird hunting you have to have a good bird dog, missing out 50% of the hunt. The day I quiet bird hunting is the day I do not have a bird dog..

From: BULELK1
09-Jan-23
Thanks All

Good luck, Robb

From: Paul@thefort
09-Jan-23
Nicely done Robb. Beats going to the Gym. PS, What time is dinner? Will trade you a goose for a Chukar. My best, Paul

From: BULELK1
10-Jan-23
Fair Trade Paul----->

Good luck, Robb

From: BULELK1
10-Jan-23

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