Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Ptarmigan Hunting near King Salmon ?

  1. #1
    Member ysr_racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Happily in So Cal.
    Posts
    583

    Default Ptarmigan Hunting near King Salmon ?

    I'm going to King Salmon next August for a fishing trip, and thought i'd bring along a shotgun. Anybody hunt ptarmigan out there?

    What should I bring? 12ga or 20ga? 7.5's OK, or do I need 6's ?

    Thanks guys.
    brad g.
    So Cal, USA
    Visit my Sporting Clays website
    http://www.ysr-racer.com

  2. #2

    Default

    I haven't hunted out that way, but a 20 ga is plenty to shoot ptarmigan. I prefer 6 steel, but that's just me. 7.5s are probably fine, but in 20 ga, I've had a lot of birds fly off after a decent hit.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Fairbanks
    Posts
    975

    Default

    Yep, there sure are ptarmigan in the area. You'll have to have wheels and drive out the dirt road along the King Salmon Creek. But I'd stop in at the local ADF&G office and see if they have any up-to-date info. Your 20 gauge is fine, as are 7 1/2 shot. August shooting will involve young birds and the shooting should be quite close.

    Have fun!

    Jim

  4. #4
    Member ysr_racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Happily in So Cal.
    Posts
    583

    Default

    Thanks guys, I'll post up some pictures when I get back.
    brad g.
    So Cal, USA
    Visit my Sporting Clays website
    http://www.ysr-racer.com

  5. #5

    Default

    We have ptarmigan, but not a lot accessible from the roads and trails. Actually, not a lot even by plane. We appear to be on a down cycle. Not saying don't try it, just don't expect to see hundreds...because you won't.
    14 Days to Alaska
    Also available on Kindle and Nook

  6. #6
    Member AK-HUNT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Valley
    Posts
    1,029

    Default

    I have an acquaintance who has dogs and flies out on outfitted bird hunts out of king. Short flights, good dogs. It is not cheap tho. Of course.
    PM if interested.

  7. #7
    Member ysr_racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Happily in So Cal.
    Posts
    583

    Default

    Thanks, PM sent.
    brad g.
    So Cal, USA
    Visit my Sporting Clays website
    http://www.ysr-racer.com

  8. #8
    Member ysr_racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Happily in So Cal.
    Posts
    583

    Default

    Thanks guys,

    Are there any places to hunt that don't reqire a fly-out plane ride? Any place that can be driven to from the airport?

    Or boated to from Rainbow Bend Lodge or Naknek River Camp? Flying out may put me above my budget.
    brad g.
    So Cal, USA
    Visit my Sporting Clays website
    http://www.ysr-racer.com

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •