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Hungarian partridge & Sharptail grouse in PA ?????

Another post got me to wondering.......

The PA license digest for YEARS listed no open season on Huns and Sharpies. Maybe it still does.

Obviously neither have ever been native to PA. They had to have been a Game Commission experiment of some sort, I would suspect. When and where were either Huns or Sharpies released into PA ??

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Re: Hungarian partridge & Sharptail grouse in PA ?????

Yes there was.




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Re: Hungarian partridge & Sharptail grouse in PA ?????

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Yes there was.
Do you know any of the particulars of when and where ?

It seems that there is NOTHING in PA that resembles Sharptail country. But you'd think that Huns just might stand a chance.

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Re: Hungarian partridge & Sharptail grouse in PA ?????

Huns were stocked from 1925 to 1943. Sharptails, 25 pair were stocked in 1934. Chukars were stocked in NW PA 1in 1936. In 1931 the PGC Reeves pheasants and even propagated them for a while.




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Re: Hungarian partridge & Sharptail grouse in PA ?????

Oddly, about 5-6 years ago we were up at the elk veiwing platform near Benzette and I saw a chukar, I took a picture of it. I was talking to the game commision guy who was up there and he acted like I was some stupid city guy telling me they were called "grouse". I showed him the picture that was just off the parking lot and he was very surprised to say the least. I'm sure it had been released but that was a pretty strange place to see one.
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Re: Hungarian partridge & Sharptail grouse in PA ?????

Not really, it is common for people, especially those with dogs to release them and hunt them, to keep their dogs tuned up or just for fun.




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Re: Hungarian partridge & Sharptail grouse in PA ?????

Years ago I was driving down 241 near Colebrook and a chukar was jogging down the road, pulled up beside it, it looked at me and then jogged off into someones yard, figured it was a stocked bird someone put on the gamelands to shoot.

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Re: Hungarian partridge & Sharptail grouse in PA ?????

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Oddly, about 5-6 years ago we were up at the elk veiwing platform near Benzette and I saw a chukar, I took a picture of it. I was talking to the game commision guy who was up there and he acted like I was some stupid city guy telling me they were called "grouse". I showed him the picture that was just off the parking lot and he was very surprised to say the least. I'm sure it had been released but that was a pretty strange place to see one.
The fields and strip jobs around that area make a great training ground.

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Re: Hungarian partridge & Sharptail grouse in PA ?????

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Huns were stocked from 1925 to 1943. Sharptails, 25 pair were stocked in 1934. Chukars were stocked in NW PA 1in 1936. In 1931 the PGC Reeves pheasants and even propagated them for a while.
So from stocking programs that ended 70+ years ago, the Game Commission feels it's necessary to STILL include these birds in the digest as "no open season" ??

Is there actually somewhere in the state that populations of them have survived all this time and still exist ??????

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Re: Hungarian partridge & Sharptail grouse in PA ?????

I have been shaking my head over that for a long time. You can shoot huns on regulated hunting grounds.




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