I have no idea on those areas of the state but welcome to the forum.
We just moved from there last winter, wasn't unusual to have a chukar or 3 in the yard and we were nearly on the road to the hang gliding park. You could go out most any morning or evening and listen from our yard to the chukars. I used to call them all the time and listen to their replies.Haven't gone after many chukars lately, but I've gotten in to plenty jacks in the west desert. With everyone from Salt lake and Utah county heading out past Five Mile to look for bunnies you wouldn't expect near as many out there as there are. This last winter being so mild, the population seems somewhat high right now. I've had luck out by the Vernon hills lately. I've been seeing chukars in more urban places than I used too. Maybe that's just cause the numbers are higher than they been in 17 years. Other day I was riding my horse on the Bonneville above Draper not 500 yards from houses and seen at least twenty chukar on the trail. They just stayed right there and ignored us.
That's something, ain't it? All those birds right there and it wouldn't hurt no one to go hunt em. Can you imagine walking those hills with a shotgun these days?We just moved from there last winter, wasn't unusual to have a chukar or 3 in the yard and we were nearly on the road to the hang gliding park. You could go out most any morning or evening and listen from our yard to the chukars. I used to call them all the time and listen to their replies.
Try some of the walk in accesses. We have done pretty good with the ones here in Box elder county. I will PM you a map.Alright ya'll, ive heard great things about the west desert, locomotive Springs, promontory.
Where abouts do I head to find chuckars at Locomotive?
And is most of it public or a lot of private land?
Same with promontory, if I'm looking for rabbits there what parts private/public?
Tips with directions on how to get to a great area on each would be great.
You have no idea how hard it was not to pop a chukar or dove in the back yard with the pellet rifle...That's something, ain't it? All those birds right there and it wouldn't hurt no one to go hunt em. Can you imagine walking those hills with a shotgun these days?
I've got other chicken spots but been hearing about Locomotive lately. Thought I'd try and see what I was missing out on and didn't want to end up on all private property after a 2 hour drive. Ain't no harm in asking around, is there sir.Ain't no Chukars at Locomotive Springs, don't go their. Almost all the good Chukar habitat on Promontory Point is private ground, don't go their. There are Chukars all over the state, in most mountain ranges if you find the right habitat. You need to study up on Chukars and learn habitat and habits. Even being a chic isn't going to get the guys on here to give up their Chukar spots. Most Chukar hunters have worked long and hard learning about Chukars and finding good places to hunt. You need to do the same.
Thanks for being positive, I really appreciate the map.This interactive map from the DNR maps out the habitat for all the different species of game, including winter and summer ranges. Just check the box(s) in the legend for the ones you want shown.
Good luck, hope to see you out there somewhere
be sure to have a couple spare tires!Take a drive along the Pony Express trail...every range of hills from here to Nevada holds Chukars. Heck, every Utahn needs to take that drive at least once in their lives.