>Chukars are my nemesis! They’re certainly not a gentleman’s bird by any standards. They run up hill just to turn around and jet right back to where you just came from. About the time you think you’ve got them figured out…they embarrass you again and again. Chukars are bird I love to hate! And the dogs…God’s country, but Hell on their feet! Nothing quite like setter feathers in the wind on the edge of Idaho rim rock country!
Black Friday was spent in Sun Valley with my brothers, Jake and Andy, and our combined 4 bird dogs. We found plenty of birds to embarrass us all day long…but, it was worth every memory! The older I get, the more important photographs of the days events become. The day was exactly what everyone should experience in their life time…and we had birds all around us with 8 coveys found by the dogs. We even encountered huns where we expected chukars. When we returned to the truck, the 7 of us were worn out and ready for some good tacos!
Walter my friend…these photos are dedicated to you!
Julian…can’t wait to walk in Hemingway’s country with you!