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    Default Limiting out on birds?

    Just wondering how often folks actually limit out on grouse/ptarmigan? With limits at 15/10 respectively in unit 14, it seems like a lot of birds per hunter. On my good hunting days I usually stop at 6-8 birds since that seems to be just right for a meal for us. Also, with the bird numbers I've seen around here, I think 15 a day would be a seriously hard day of hunting.
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    I limit on ruffies all the time!

    Never have gotten even close to limiting on sprucies.

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    I just walk until I'm ready to turn around. There isn't enough room in my backpack for very many birds.
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    It is rare that I limit out. Usually like yourself I don't need/want a full limit.
    I often hunt with a friend so when you split up 10-12 birds it is a good day for both of us.
    Sometimes we get some rabbits as well so that also adds to the pot.
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    Usually spend 4-6 hours out hunting. Rarely see less than 25 spruce hens. Kill easy limits especially when it starts getting colder.
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    most I ever got is 5, almost always get 1, usualy get 2 or if I'm with a friend I get one and he gets one
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    I never have and hope that I never will. This is a recreational pursuit for me. I LOVE eating wild game and it's my biggest privilege to serve someone a meal consisting of game I've brought home, but limiting out isn't necessary for my survival. I'd like to think that I leave some seed stock for the next generation of critters, two-winged and two-legged alike.
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    I almost never limit out either AKMud........but I fail to see how limiting out has anything to do with susistance hunting? Several have suggested that limitting out is some how a bad thing, ya having enough food for the family is a bad thing guys! And limiting out is not the same as hunting an area dry. If you happen to have an area where numbers will allow a full limit I can see no reason to not go for it. Conversly there is no reason to be greedy in areas where nubmers are not as strong. For example rabbit populations are finally at a level that I have no issue hunting them in the back yard.....for the first time since I moved in 6 years ago!
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