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    Default Not my style...shameless request.....!

    My 68 yo dad surprised me with a visit! He is asking me about doing a ptarmigan hunt while he is here. I have had very limited success on them (later in the season) and I am hoping somebody can point me in the right direction. The old man has been wanting to chase those birds for a long time and I don't think he has too many hunting years left in the tank. I willing to drive..... I live in Wasilla but am up for a road trip for sure. PM's are great.

    Brian

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    Hayduke,

    You definitely need to head to the Denali Highway. You can drive until you see birds scoot across the road and follow them off into the brush, or you can walk the trails in search of them. Use a binocular to locate them as well. That's the best bet for you and your dad right now. Good camping, scenery, and grayling fishing as well.

    Take lots of pics!
    Jim

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    Thanks Jim! That was the tentative plan. I drove through there two weeks ago with some in-laws. We saw a few birds but we drove the hwy 50 mph and weren't really looking. I'm hoping a week of caribou hunters haven't spoiled it too much.

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    Crazy Notch! Enjoy.

    Beer and burger at Mac lodge when you're done.
    If cave men had been trophy hunters the Wooly Mammoth would be alive today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in AK View Post
    Crazy Notch! Enjoy.

    Beer and burger at Mac lodge when you're done.
    Hey Erik, is that the "canyon" just west of the M river? I took note of it last time. Seemed like crazy geology that would be a fitting name!

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    Any luck? Clean out a couple PMs too, maybe you had a swarm of ptarmy hints fill ya up.
    Go Big Red!

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