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    Default Fairbanks Chukar

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    Who knew Fairbanks had chukar running around. Key word being had. Whacked these two in my yard today.

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    Looks like a pair of escapees. Then again I've seen people release crazier things!

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    I've seen ring-necks in Fairbanks over the years. People raise them and they get away. Last summer watched one cross airport way in the crosswalk! A big raven was shadowing it....

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    I've heard a number of people say they've seen pheasants, but I've never heard of chukar in the interior. My wife snapped a picture of them about two months ago so they'd been on the lam for a while. They were pretty strong flyers and seemed perfectly healthy. They were going to town on the oats that grow around my house.

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    Pen raised birds, who made a run for it. There were articles about one hanging out in the Ester area this past year. I saw a flock of turkeys on Badger road a few years back. They eat well so enjoy!
    "If I could shoot a game bird and still not hurt it, the way I can take a trout on a fly and release it, I doubt if I would kill another one." George Bird Evans

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    Several years ago, I had a whole flock living on the roof of my garage. Pellet gun harvested them one by one over the course of a week or two.

    ...delicious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod in Wasilla View Post
    Several years ago, I had a whole flock living on the roof of my garage. Pellet gun harvested them one by one over the course of a week or two.

    ...delicious.
    Yep.....the old Benjamin did a great job on a couple escapee pheasants in my yard as well.......
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    When my family moved up here to the peninsula in the late 80's I went with my dad to the shippers to pick up our stuff we had shipped up from the states. While there our Britney that we hunted pheasant and chucker with down south was checking out the brush around the yard and got all birdy and jumped three of them.
    Never seen any others but those and figured they were pen raised and got away. Now we are getting a lot of pheasant on the lower peninsula.

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