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MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

Tough hunting for Snake Canyon chukars

HUNTING -- Eastern Washington's pheasant season ended Sunday in a weekend of winds gusting to 70 mph at the top of the 49 Degrees North ski area where they toppled a cell phone tower. I figured I had a better shot at chukars in the...

MONDAY, JAN. 21, 2013

Putting the icing on the chukar hunting season

HUNTING -- I wrapped up the chukar hunting season today scrambling around the slippery slopes of the Snake River canyon with my buddy Jim Kujala and my trusty English setter, Scout. The dog was pretty iced up from finding birds in the morning frost with...

MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2013

A bird dog is ready to hunt in any weather

HUNTING -- It was cold and dreary Saturday and my friends all had excuses for not going chukar hunting. But my English setter was more than ready. With temps in the teens, the footing was good and a dusting of snow helped in the search...

THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011

Nevada courts bird hunters to enjoy excellent chukar season

BIRD HUNTING -- Looking for a bird-hunting adventure destination this season? Nevada is putting out the word that it has record-high numbers of chukars in some -- not all -- portions of the state for a season that runs through Feb. 5. Read on for...

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2011

Cool, rainy spring dampened pheasant hatch, but birds rallied

UPLAND BIRD HUNTING -- Hunters chilled at the thought of what the cool, rainy spring was doing to nesting pheasants and quail in June. Indeed, the hatch isn't anything to crow about, but it's not as bad as hunters may have feared, at least in...

TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

Idaho ends chukar survey flights that gave hunters forecast of season

BIRD HUNTING -- The last good barometer Snake River region hunters have had on the hatching success of upland birds has ended. Idaho Fish and Game biologists will no longer conduct aerial chukar surveys, the agency has announced. The agency has conducted annual chukar surveys...

TUESDAY, JAN. 18, 2011

Bird season ends in gale of excitement

UPLAND BIRD HUNTING -- Rain was splattering on the windshield and the wind was blowing so hard up the Snake River canyon on Monday morning it rocked the pickup after I shut down the engine. That wasn't a good sign for two guys and a...

TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2011

Slip-sliding along the Snake River breaks

BIRD HUNTING -- The temperature was 18 degrees this morning when I started hiking up a ridge toward the top of the Snake River canyon. Somewhere between the river and the rim I expected to find chukar partridges hunkered down and waiting for me to...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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