Mike and Great, Pheasant and Chukar Hunts

Mike and Greg Johnson came down for their annual upland bird hunting trip at Sandy Run. The first afternoon they hunted chukar at the Cabin Field behind Jeff Powells’ dogs. The chukar worked well in the prairie edges, but were a little tough in the milo strips. That evening I fried up some chicken and potatoes for dinner and woke them up with eggs and bacon for breakfast. Gusty winds and fast moving storm front greeted them the next morning just in time to hunt some pheasant. Colton Wilkins brought up his pair of dogs to try to herd the running pheasants into flying in the Clubhouse Field. The birds were not playing fair in the 30 mph winds, running and flushing ahead of the dogs and hunters. But they were able to harvest a few and a stray quail.