cjhills wrote:If ,as you said in another topic your dogs go balls to the wall for three hours how far do you go?
I would say maybe 4-7 miles. Its pretty steep, dogs will bail off into side canyons etc while we hoof it up the hill. And ya just wait till ya hear the beep on the Garmin.
This is the usual chukar terrain, we went up to the top and were about 1/3 from the bottom when we got this covey pointed
As you can see its pretty steep, so walking up that crap for 2-3 hours you don't get too far. But luckily there are side ridges and saddles that the dogs bail off of to hunt. You just try to get to the top and stay on the ridges and let the dogs do most of the running. That is why I like a dog that works very fast and does not pace itself, after 2-3 hours you are pretty exhausted so I don't really have the need for a dog to be on the ground much longer than that. You can always swap out another fresh dog and do it again if your hungry for it!
Here are a few more examples of the country, you can see the white dog on point n the middle of the ridge. When coveys are spread out you want the dogs on the move.
Nice little find, truck is parked at the bottom....
Chukar hunting is not for the faint of heart, man or beast! Big country.