Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Familiar Country

Photo by Holly Higgins
We covered a lot of familiar ground last weekend in chukar country and as is the case more often than not, the birds won. The birds we came across were hard to get pointed and were flushing wild. Scenting conditions were great, allowing the dogs to be well off the birds when contact was made, but the birds were spooky and blowing-out at the twitch of a whisker. Of the 6 dogs we put down, 4 are less than 2-years old. They are covering the country well and we are very happy with their application, but they need more bird contacts; those dogs need to know why they are out there. Hunting chukar with young dogs can be frustrating because contact with birds can be pretty sporadic. Guess we just have to keep going back for more!!

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