Can Chukers Fly?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by wbruder17, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I mean, I know they CAN fly, but are they like quail and shoot straight up and only go a short distance? Or will the fly fly, never to be seen again?
     
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  2. DomC

    DomC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends. They usually fly short distances. But in the wild I have seen them head up high then glide down the hill easly 1000 yrds. Makes hunting them a pain. They do flush a lot like quail. There wing feathers are a lot like quail not made to fly to far.
     
  3. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they can fly away.Especially the wild ones but i dont know if you can do the same thing i did to my adolescent turkeys.

    I caught them and cut their wing feathers so they wont be able to fly.Is it possible to chukars?
     
  4. DomC

    DomC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure you could cut chukar wings, it's not recomended by most. They'll still grow new feathers every year. I would only cut them if they where in a secured area away from predators. I just believe upland game birds wing's shouldn't.
     

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