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  • Partridge Hunting Seasons Open September 29, 2012
    by Mark Hadley
    Published - 09/27/12 - 07:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Chukar partridge numbers are up in central Utah this fall. Photo by Brent Stettler
    Chukar partridge numbers are up in central Utah this fall. Photo by Brent Stettler
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    (Salt Lake City, UT) - Jason Robinson broke into a big grin as he flew over central Tooele County recently. Below him were the most chukar partridge seen by Division of Wildlife Resources biologists in the area since 2006.

    "I think hunters will have a good chukar hunt in central Utah this fall," says Robinson, upland game coordinator for the DWR. "Conditions were good for chukars to nest and raise their chicks."

    During a helicopter survey Robinson flew over the county on Sept. 12, he counted 46 chukars per square mile. That's more than double the 18 chukars per square mile biologists saw in the same area last year. And it's the highest number seen since 2006, when 97 chukars per square mile were counted.

    Utah's chukar partridge and Hungarian partridge hunts start Sept. 29.

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