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    Default Chukar Partridge on Elmendorf



    It's the best picture I could get with my phone. Definitely a chukar... Interesting.
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    No doubt about that!

    I've got a well seasoned English pointer that eastern Oregon chuckar's still have nightmares about!

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    You occasionally see them up north too....escapees, all.
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    Could be he is an escapee from someone's 'yard'......I raised them last year for training my dog - Great fun...I had 50 eggs in the incubator this spring and they were hatching up until the point my daughter (bless her) thought she had turned the thermostat down, then turned it up and cooked the little guys in their eggs...poor things...maybe a better life than getting flushed up and shot for the dog (and grill). LOL

    The one you saw won't last long, likely he will be eaten by a lynx or fox or bird or prey..for sure they cannot survive in the wild up here...not long enough to become established at any rate...
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    Yeah......no different than the escapee pheasants I've killed in my yard. Go up to Cooper Landing and you might see a turkey or two as well....
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    I seen one Tuesday morning on post by the entrance near Eagleglen. I thought I was seeing things

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    Deleterious wildlife.

    No closed season, no bag limit (within the restrictions on base, of course)
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    Depending on where you so it, I have a pretty good idea on how it got there, word has it he was a pretty good flyer.

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    It might be 1 of the 2 that we lost out of our coop on the East side of Anchorage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKMarmot View Post
    Depending on where you so it, I have a pretty good idea on how it got there, word has it he was a pretty good flyer.
    OR someone was rusty on the shot LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAS View Post
    It might be 1 of the 2 that we lost out of our coop on the East side of Anchorage.
    Sorry, know this is an old post but do you know if they lost more? I had one in my yard over by Jewel Lake today.

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    I don't know about in Anchorage but I have hens and chicks in my backyard fairly often this summer. Trunk/Fishhook area.

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    I'm also late to the game here, but I have it on good authority that someone was releasing them on Ft. Richardson about that time. I saw one myself at Rabbit Creek a few days later.

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    shot a couple chukars two years ago here in north pole, found one dead on a creek I was trapping last winter. I think the guys training dogs in the flood control plain release them ive heard tell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ully View Post
    Sorry, know this is an old post but do you know if they lost more? I had one in my yard over by Jewel Lake today.

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    Im off Caravelle and Jewel Lake. Was in my back yard three days ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in AK View Post
    Deleterious wildlife.
    Quote Originally Posted by SLDMTN View Post
    ...I have hens and chicks in my backyard fairly often this summer.
    What are the ecological ramifications of said deleterious wildlife establishing breeding populations here? Who is paying attention?
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    Default Another escapee

    This morning I saw an American Woodcock in Big Lake? I couldn't get a pic but no mistaking that bird. I'm guessing also an escapee has anyone else spotted one here in AK

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    I saw a woodcock at sunshine fuel station near talkeetna


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    Maybe a Wilson's snipe??

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    I'm from Michigan and used to see/hunt woodcock often, it was definitely a woodcock


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