Are chukars any good to eat?

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  1. seiowa

    seiowa Elite Refuge Member

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    Looking to get some for the dog to practice some upland hunting and may go to a couple ranches and shoot a few over him since we don’t have pheasant anymore. Wondering if they are okay to eat.

    Most bird suppliers here offer phez and chukar, same with the game ranches.
     
  2. fishmunkee

    fishmunkee Elite Refuge Member

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    I eat the chukars i train with unless they are shot to burger. Usually slice thin for a stir fry to get the lead shot out.
     
  3. okie drake

    okie drake Elite Refuge Member

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    I've liked the chukar we've had. No wild, only from dog training or preserve places.

    Would love to hunt them some time in a state with a wild population.
     
  4. pud123

    pud123 Elite Refuge Member

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    Eat them 3-4 times a year. Smoke the breast, attached to breast plate, for 1.5-2 hours. Eat warm right off the smoker. Dang fine eats.
     
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  5. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    We hunted them in NV. Good eats.
     
  6. CookMan

    CookMan Elite Refuge Member

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    I have shot wild in North Dakota great to eat.
     
  7. duck dawg

    duck dawg Senior Refuge Member

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    The pen raised ones we had were delicious. Reminded me of quail. I've never hunted wild ones.
     
  8. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    Chukar are strong-smelling for the dogs (they can smell them 200 yards away with the wind coming at you) and are good-eating.
     
  9. mpkowal

    mpkowal Elite Refuge Member

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    Chukar the first time is hunting them.After that its Revenge. They are very tasty(wild)and pretty good smoked if done properly.Here in Nevada they involve either a lot of walking or a lot of driving or both.Very challenging but IF you find them they are fun.
     
  10. negooseman

    negooseman Elite Refuge Member

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    It’s an upland bird....tastes like chicken.
     
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