Originally Posted by kessingm
Wildrose - Idaho chukar country is tough no matter how young you are! If you can pull it off after a knee and ankle overhaul, then you are an animal! Hells Canyon is aptly named
Yep. I'd heard for years "The first time you go chukar hunting it is for fun. From then on it's for revenge". It didn't take me long to figure it out.
I thought I was ready for it having spent a month hunting The Quilomene in WA the year before but Brownlee, Weiser, Payette, and Hell's Canyon were real eye openers HA! After the first three days I thought I was going to die but six weeks later after hunting 5.5 days a week I was ready to hunt, kill, skin, and eat grizzlies with sharp sticks!
I have a really good friend in Boise who words for the parks and forest services up there as a geologist so if you ever need a good contact let me know. He's not a big game hunter but definitely knows where the best places to go are.
Again, congrats on your success.