We will pursue these birds. We have confronted them, and they have shown themselves to us and have offered that we follow them. And in part, it is the mystery of whether we will encounter them again that keeps one leg trailing after the other. It is becoming part of this wild land, walking a game trail that perhaps no human has ever walked, that draws us in. As we walk, we will anticipate those moments ahead in which we may engage in a ritual both ancient and primitive, a relationship at once completely modern and as old as the rocks on which we stand.
From memories of heading into early twilight to go hunt with his father to stories of pursuing the chukar partridge in the dead of winter, author and avid hunter, Buddy Levy, presents a lyrical and honest look at the world of hunting the chukar partridge. ""Chukar hunting combines the best of all upland game bird pursuit into one challenging package: gorgeous, complicated, strong flying birds, physically and psychologically demanding terrain, and difficult and rewarding dog work. What else is there?""
Echoes on Rimrock: In Pursuit of the Chukar Partridge combines compelling stories of pursuit with helpful and practical information about the sport. After years of hunting the chukar, Levy shares advice on how and where to find birds, hunting tactics, maneuvering across precipitous terrain, and the necessary gear, from guns to boots. Also included are Levy's insights on choosing the right bird dog (his own beloved dog, Cajun, makes several appearances in the book), and recipes for the ""chukar gourmet.""
This book explores all the layers and facets of hunting through powerful descriptions of the hunt itself, the natural history of the birdand the landscape, the physical demand of pursuit, and finally thoughtful reflections on the allure of sport hunting. As Levy explains, ""Chukar hunting is meaningful not only for its harvests but for where it takes you, for the landscapes you have to enter....The pursuit will teach about the behavior of the creatures you encounter as well as the limits of your mental and physical tenacity.""