Can Chukers Fly?

wbruder17

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Jun 7, 2010
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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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DomC

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Oct 31, 2010
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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.
 

Alexander

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May 15, 2011
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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?
 

DomC

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Oct 31, 2010
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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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