Where to hunt Chukar
Chukar is a medium-sized upland game bird, closely related to red-legged partridge. It inhabits dry and relatively open hills and mountains, with some scrubs and vegetation. Chukar originates from the mountains of Asia, and its clicking calls can be heard from Asia Minor to Inner Mongolia. The bird has been introduced to North America, and it’s hard to imagine now that it’s not a native of the Rockies. You can hunt Chukar both in its original range, in countries like Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, and in the United States as well.
Technically, the most affordable Chukar hunting opportunities exist in Kazakhstan or Tajikistan, where they cost about $300-$500 a day. However, since we’re talking about 5-8 day hunts, and with added travel costs, the bottom line will not be as attractive. Chukar hunts for released birds in the East of the US sell for about $1,000 a day. Perhaps the best value are hunts in the American West, where for $600-$800 a hunter a day you’ll get a guided hunt for wild birds over well-trained pointers and setters.
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When to hunt Chukar?
Chukar hunting seasons usually open in September or October, and close in December or February, although in some destinations or on private land preserves they can continue until April. The best time for hunting depends on the area, but in most cases it is believed that hunting gets better when winter strikes.
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But by far the most popular and sporting way of hunting Chukar is to walk up with pointing dogs. Be ready to do a lot more walking than shooting. One tip to bear in mind when hunting Chukar is that the birds will usually run uphill, but fly downhill. Sheep and goat hunters who visit the ranges of Asia are sometimes offered a Chukar hunt as an extra after they’ve bagged their Ibex or Marco Polo. Here the guides will usually resort to one of the old traditional methods of the Asian mountains. One is to sit for the birds over the waterhole and shoot them as they come to drink. Another option is to stalk the feeding coveys, approaching them from the other side of the hill and navigating yourself by their calls.
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Many jokes exist about Chukar hunting in the USA, all playing on the fact that the effort Chukar hunters put in is seldom justified by the size of the bag. Indeed, Chukar hunting is extremely demanding for both humans and canines. It takes a lot of walking over some very difficult terrain just to find a covey, and the birds are skilled at evading their pursuers. And once flushed, their strong flight (and your weary hands) make them quite a challenge for a shotgunner. But that’s another way of saying that it’s a very sporting hunt, and the more effort you put in, the higher the satisfaction from the result. The biggest attraction of Chukar hunting is, perhaps, the places it takes you to. Magnificent mountain ranges, almost entirely devoid of human presence, have a way of refreshing your mind like nothing else.
Jungle Hunt '19 Mexico
We offer you a unique hunting expedition to Mexican jungle where we take care of all the detials involving logistics, lodging, meals, guiding, transportation, etc. in order that hunting lovers from all over the world may find here the nicest place to practice their favorite sport. We can assure the best experience of enjoying your staying, the beauty of places, and the unique scenses and mysterious sounds of the jungle! Your day itinerary will be like the following: - You will wake up around 4-5:00 AM and have a light breakfast (coffee, orange juice, cereal and fruit). - After the morning hunt you will return to camp around 10-11:00 AM and have a complete breakfast, and before leaving camp for the afternoon hunt around 3-4:00 PM you will have snacks and refreshments. - You will return to camp around 7-8:00 PM for a full and relaxing dinner.
Trip duration: 7 - 14 days
Hunting season: 15 March 2020 30 May 2020
3 DAY WILD UPLAND BIRD HUNT United States
We are a bird hunting paradise. Hunting Wild Chukar, Pheasant and Hungarian Partridge behind professionally trained Pointers and Spaniels is the ultimate hunting experience. The hunting experience is unlike any other in the world. Our 86,000 acres of majestic Central Oregon landscapes featuring rolling hills, verdant valleys and plentiful game coupled with our exceptional team of experienced guides will provide you with truly unique hunting experience. To keep our Wild Bird population we only do 4 Wild Bird Hunts a year. Each of our packages includes a round of sporting clays on your arrival day allowing you an opportunity you to fine tune your skills and prepare for the upcoming hunts. Our professionally designed clays course sits in a park like setting, will accommodate up to 20 shooters and incorporates twelve state-of-the-art automated Promatic throwers lending itself to an almost endless array of shooting possibilities. All this being said, The staff are driven to provide you with a truly exceptional hunting experience!
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 16 October 2019 31 January 2020
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