Tips and Tricks for Hunting Chukars

It’s going to be a record year for chukar hunting with the Division of Wildlife Resources reporting a booming chukar population in Utah. Upland Game Coordinator Jason Robinson says this year biologists found 95 chukars per square mile surveyed. Even with a booming population, chukars can be hard to find. Robinson says the Book Cliffs are some of the best chukar hunting in Utah. Focus hunting efforts on steep, rocky slopes that have cheatgrass or sagebrush on them. Early morning is the best time to hunt chukars because they are very vocal this time of day.  Youth 17 years old and younger get the first shot at chukar and gray partridge during the annual youth partridge hunt September 17th through the 19th. Utah’s general partridge hunt opens on September 24th.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.