The Place Chukars need water, rimrock, and cheatgrass. They find all three in abundance along Idaho's rivers and impoundments. Currently, Brownlee Reservoir, an impoundment of the Snake, rules as Idaho's premier chukar spot. Helicopter surveys of Brownlee show numbers well above long-term averages. To hunters, that might translate into 10 to 12 coveys a day. Lake Owyhee, Hell's Canyon, the Snake, Lower Snake, and Lower Salmon Rivers all support good surrounding populations as well.