As the title implies I'm curious if anyone has had much luck hunting those delicious birds early season without the aid of a bird dog? Planning on spending alot of time high in the Chucagh Mountains these next few weeks as I have a DS140 tag and need to hit up some scouting for it. My limited experience with ptarmigan has been in the winter time on the sled and late this spring after season closed. Has anyone ever done more or less of a push with a few other guys spread out and just trying to jump them or has a spot and stalk approach been more successful? Any birds would be a huge bonus to time spent in those awesome mountains. Good luck to everyone else this fall.