How are you cooking the nuggets? I like them rolled in egg and panko, with a light sprinkle of creole seasoning. Skillet browned and 15 minutes at 350° in the oven.Had a preserve hunt with some buddies this past weekend where we bagged quite a few pin raised Quail and Chukar. We had some of the quail last night and a mess of Chukar nuggets this evening, those are the misses favorite.
It's interesting. I have never hunted chukars in the Western states (Oregon, Nevada, Idaho) but I have hunted them in their natural habitat which is Mediterranean and Near East.The first wild chukar hunt is for the experience. Subsequent chukar hunts are for revenge.
I did a preserve haunting in NY with my gf and it was a lot of fun. We purchased some sort of a 'starter pack" which included 12 birds; 9 chukars and 3 pheasants.
We killed 9 birds. She killed 4 birds, including one big rooster. For her it was a huge deal since she never had hunted before nor she ever seen a good dog work.
So now she understands my lust to upland hunting. She will be on board which is great.
One good thing is that these place lets people to train dogs and sell trainers birds too. Which is a good news for me since things are not as readily available be in my area.
Having said that, it's one thing to hunt a released game and one thing is to chase them in the wild. Although I heard some preserves, especially in the West, almost look like a natural, wild place.
Can wait to hit upstate NY or Maine next year for grouse and woodcock... and hopefully someday I'll come to the West.
My dream game to hunt (in the wild) is chukars, White-tailed ptarmigan in Colorado or Utah and sharp-tails in the plains.
This is why I need a proper van