Happy Thanksgiving!!

Here are some pics  from our hunt on the rolling prairie a few weeks ago. This is a good year for Hungarian Partridge. Not the covey counts you find on Texas quail but enough to keep our interest and make this a great hunt. I am thankful that we live in proximity to such beautiful, wild country!


The Hungarian Partridge is a fast flying covey bird. They don’t hold as well for a point like quail or pheasant but when they flush it is some fast shooting. Beautiful bird!


Wyatt wears the Stetson Open Road well.


What are we waiting for? Put the camera away and lets hunt!


Thankfully there is not a lot of this around, most of the country is open range. The lack of barbed wire and little cactus make this an ideal place for the dogs to run and hunt. DSC_3013DSC_3152-4

Ominous clouds rolling in make for a compelling picture.

Armas Garbi 101, the favorite and faithful bird gun.


Tex, closing in on a single.


This is uncle Billy’s place. He lived here with aunt Estelle for 47 years until he succumbed to a rabid skunk bite back in ’75.



You log a lot of miles following the dogs on these hunts.


Here is that single that Tex found.


Nice herd of goats! There are a couple of shooters in there for sure!

Real cowboy.


Mule deer enjoying the morning sunshine.

Antelope hunters glassing for bucks.


A lone sage grouse hen.


Federal premium in the cheat grass.

Thank you for visiting The Birdhunter!


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15 responses to “Huns

  1. Glad you found some birds. I’ve been out quite a bit for partridge and have been finding that hun numbers seem to be down some while chukar numbers are up in my neck of the woods. As you indicate, not exactly the glory days but plenty of birds to keep both the dogs and I interested!

  2. John Utter

    Love the beautiful dogs!
    How many miles do you figure you walk to get one Hun? They are the most elusive bird I have ever hunted.

    • Thank you! We would not hunt without those dogs. We hunted a day and a half and ran into 5 coveys. Two of those we spotted from the road so they don’t count. The other three took us about 6 miles of walking, so a covey every two or three miles. No bad! Also, we are learning where to go and how to hunt so this is better than in the earlier years. The dogs covered about 50 miles I think!

  3. Really nice photos, as usual! I admire your eye. Just wondering what camera you carry. Huns are amazing birds, and — for us — only a bonus as we’re always looking for chukar. But sometimes we only see Huns, and sometimes we see nothing. And sometimes, like the other day, we see Huns, chukar, ruffies, blues, and sharptails. It’s a good year around here. Thanks for your great posts and pictures!

    • Thanks Bob! I like “the other day”! Those are rare and are made extra special because of the days the we see nothing. I use a Nikon D850, typically with their 70-200 f4. I have found the Peak Design “slide” camera strap to be perfect for carrying in the filed. BTW – your blog is excellent! I check it out all the time. The lead picture on your post yesterday is stunning. That looks like some brutal country that you hunt in. Thank you for your very kind comments!

  4. Wade Carrington

    Beautiful country and beautiful pics.

  5. Grant Cannatella

    Beautiful pics and great blog sir! Happy hunting to you and Wyatt! Until I join you guys again!

  6. Wyo Setters

    Hmm, I swear that I’ve driven by the old homestead a time or two! Great pics, glad you got into some birds. Ok, you gotta tell us about that Setter

    • Hi Wyo Setters! I bet you have seen that homestead but let’s keep that location under your hat! That setter is a boy named Oak. He is Wyatt’s puppy and is turning into a great bird dog. If you want more info like the kennel he came from then email me and I will connect you with Wyatt. We are planning on returning to that area in Jan, if the weather cooperates.

      • Wyo Setters

        We should get together, I’m finding a fair # of birds (Chuks n’ Huns) in the southern portion of the %(# %(#! ^!@_)* …I’ll send you an email.

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