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    Default Adak Scattergun Opportunities

    Hey all,

    I may be headed to Adak this fall (probably after September), and was curious what kind of experiences you may have had on the island pursuing winged creatures. I'm the proud owner of a Tier I Nelchina tag so caribou isn't even a consideration.

    I've seen ptarmigan taken on an Alaska Outdoors episode. If my memory serves me correctly, they are Rocks out that direction. Any other fun critters to pursue with a scattergun?
    Go Big Red!

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    Back in the early 80's there was a push to trap/shoot all the foxes on the island. Don't know if they were completely wiped or not. If not I am sure you could do some fox calling/shooting.
    Lots of Ptarmigan, especially on the old roads on Mt. Moffett right behind the airstrip, just head uphill.
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    I can ask around. There are lots of ptarmigan. Not sure of ducks. I manage the fuel facility in Adak and Cold Bay...from Anchorage. Don't check hunting boards too often so maybe pm me if interested. I can give you a few local contacts.

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    pursue the rats

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    In my trips out there, I've never seen sign of Fox but this was on the road system and there is a lot of island out there. Always had great luck with Ptarmigan in the valleys and over the course of a week trip getting our fair share. I've never chased after waterfowl but I am told it is productive. Puddle and sea ducks there during the fall (all year??) but the attraction is for some birds that aren't typical to the North American hunter ... but it does depend on the time of year - migration - and I was under the impression that January is prime time for that.

    Plenty of rats at the dump if all else fails.

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