Nice looking dog's! Birds near home are about a thing of the past. There are pocket's of chukar but number's are really down so I hear. Can walk chukar country much any more. There are some Hun's but 120 mi trip to get to them. Hard to do on SS. Have a few quail left out in the pen, love them but these are old and don't fly much at all anymore. For next year I'm going to find me a bunch of day old Quail again or maybe chukar. Like the quail best because they aren't native here, don't need any proof I own them if checked. Do manage a preserve near here once or twice a year. Taking family with me on two trips this year, I'm the only one in the family with bird dogs!
'It's sad to live in the area I do and have next to no birds around. Down on the John Day by the river there's a couple small covey's of quail the past pew years but this year, no contact with them. Up the hill beside the river there's been a small covey of hun's the past few years. Haven't shot any out of them but doesn't seem to help. Maybe there's other's going in when I'm not there. Problem seem's to be that the cheat has been pretty much wiped out by a weed called methuselah. Need the cheat for the birds. used to be a lot of pheasants down there but a state wide newspaper had their outdoor editor do a couple article's on Clarno, best kept secret in Ore. Well for the next several years everybody in the state showed up for their share. Relatively small piece of land and couldn't take the pressure; Clarno is now a game bird waste land.
On the good side, I have permission to use a local ranch and makes a good place to plant birds for the dog's. Adult chukar here cost $9 each or $17 on a preserve. Pays to get your own birds.
I love the chukar hills but can't do them anymore, really bad knees. But I caan still do the easy stuff and don't care so much about the kill anymore but love watching my dog's work.
Got a couple new photo's of my Stormy.
Stormy's dad on point. Shooting dog stake in Wash.
Don't have a good photo of his mom. I always judge the shooting dog. Friend got stormy's dad for me. Mom was the 2010/2011 Region 10 Shooting Dog of the year. Blew my mind first time I watched her.