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  • Seen this Running Around My Wasilla Home! What is it?

    I was told it is most likely a Quail? It seemed to be fairly domesticated.








  • #2
    I'd call it dinner!!!

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    • #3
      That sir is an escaped Chuckar partridge. as a non native game bird it equates to Dinner as already mentioned.
      squab (probably of Scandinavian descent; skvabb, meaning "loose, fat flesh") is a young domestic pigeon or its meat

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      • #4
        Find a mate and start a business

        I second the chukar ID. If you could capture it, buy a mate, and raise them I bet there is a market for the gun dog trials, etc. No season and no bag limit. I've not seen one personally but hear they are great sport and decent table fare. I guess I don't know their habitats if they were to escape but I don't think displacing native gamebirds would be a concern.
        Go Big Red!

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        • #5
          I agree, that appears to be a chuckar. They have very tasty white meat. They are one of my favorite birds to eat. You should either buy it a girl/boy friend, or pop it with a pellet gun and cook it up like you would a ruffie. Yum! They're good smoked too!

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          • #6
            Traditionally they are a pet in many of the countries with names ending in "stan". Their cousins in Spain are shot while being driven towards gunners. In Nevada, Oregon, Idaho,etc they cause a few heart attacks a year - both from the flush and the climbing of steep rocky mountain sides they typically inhabit.

            White breast meat. Very good eating. The best part is the smell from cleaning them. Some of most rotten stench ever to come from something so tasty.

            You probably live near one of the two dog training and live raised bird shooting areas out there. They don't want it back if you catch it.

            You can order some friends for it from the hatchery in Sterling.

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            • #7
              I've raised them.......Chukar for sure.
              "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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              • #8
                Its a Chukar Partridge, AKA feral non native game species no closed season no bag limit. Great breasted out on the grill!
                Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day,
                Teach a man to fish and he'll also learn to drink, lie, and avoid the honey do list.

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                • #9
                  cute little bird... pretty sure that's what made Bend the #1 sportsmans town by Outdoor Life, right?
                  Passing up shots on mergansers since 1992.

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                  • #10
                    No Sir! Don't trust those guys! They are leading you astray. That, my friend is trouble! And as I am heading to Anchorage mid week, I'll stop in and help out a brother forum member. Now where are those shotgun shells?
                    ARR

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                    • #11
                      You might be a little late, River Rat. That bird is long since cooked and eaten.
                      Passing up shots on mergansers since 1992.

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                      • #12
                        AK Ray "they cause a few heart attacks a year "

                        Ha Ha Ha Ha Sounds like you have had experiences similar to mine hunting chucker.
                        A few old timers in WA told me is was the best upland game to hunt. Not because of the taste... but because of the challange of hiking the hills all day in search of chucker. "Tough hunts are always the most rewarding"

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                        • #13
                          Chuker is correct as I have raised them myself.

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                          • #14
                            A few winters ago I had a dozen or so living on my garage roof. Somehow their numbers kept shrinking... Hot lead poisoning, maybe?
                            Originally posted by northwestalska
                            ... you canít tell stories about the adventures you wished you had done!

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                            • #15
                              I lived in Idaho for a while once upon a time...and those are the runningest, ankle-twistingest, lung-burningest dang birds I hardley ever shot.
                              If cave men had been trophy hunters the Wooly Mammoth would be alive today

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