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WyoChukar
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2023 1:11 pm  Reply with quote



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Well my friends, our Wyoming chukar season is over. Yesterday I was satisfied and ready to call it a season. Today? Yeah, that void is there. The last two days were quite a challenge but when you love doing something this much, especially with the dog, you go. Got the truck stuck, shoveled it out, strapped on snow shoes and trekked the rest of the way in, about a mile, to the chukar slopes. The first day we saw -20 by time we got back to the truck. Day two was nicer and got above zero. Rusty did his thing well and as always saved me considerable trouble with retrieval duties. I even shot one of the birds while still strapped in my snow shoes.
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skeettx
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2023 1:48 pm  Reply with quote
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Whew, makes we sweat just looking at this
BUT also makes my heart swell with JOY

Thank you for sharing

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bigblue
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:15 pm  Reply with quote



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Great post thanks for the uplift. That little dog must be a joy to spend time with.
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16gaDavis
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:22 am  Reply with quote



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yeah Wyo , you da man !! What Skeettx said about sweating - that's the best workout in the world shoeing thru loose snow ! One of the kids has a Border Collie , he just wears himself out chasing Chippies around camp , much less that much snow in altitude !

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2023 3:50 pm  Reply with quote
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Great Wyo , all finished up over here too , always good to hear and see your hunts thanks for sharing with us .
And give Rusty a treat , WJ.
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Citori16
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:11 pm  Reply with quote
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Awesome pics! I think thatís the only way I would enjoy snowshoeing.

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WyoChukar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2023 8:22 pm  Reply with quote



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Goose is still open around here. Today I learned that honkers are a lot easier to hit while wearing snow shoes than chukars are. I scored 5 with the old damascus Parker 10 a lot easier than I thought I would, it was a hoot!

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16gaDavis
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:01 am  Reply with quote



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One of the things NICK H used to profess , and practice , was shooting from really odd positions - ie , turned to the right etc . Snow shoes are are good practice thing also . It's a bit of a trick to get them in a pos that allows you to turn enough to shoot without getting them hooked etc . Takes some practice !

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Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:04 pm  Reply with quote



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Garhart,
Real nice pictures again buddy!

all the best,

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Gran16
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2023 10:19 am  Reply with quote



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Great pictures. The one with the chukars on the snowshoes is my favorite. Way to battle the elements to close out the season.
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