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Smart hunters pick partners with even better sense

Rich Landers and his Brittany pup, Ranger, pause by a mostly frozen creek as they hunt chukars in January in the Snake River canyon. (Rich Landers)
Rich Landers and his Brittany pup, Ranger, pause by a mostly frozen creek as they hunt chukars in January in the Snake River canyon. (Rich Landers)

HUNTING -- It was minus 7 degrees when I loaded my Brittany pup, Ranger, and my shotgun into the pickup Saturday morning.

I'm not sure whether it's a blessing or a curse to have a hunting partner eager to chase chukars in the Snake River breaks when sensible people are staying indoors.

It was windy and freezing out there, but not cold enough to get the chukars to hold tight.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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