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    What Alaska animal in a NON-SNOW environment has the best natural camouflage........???

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    Whatever animal it is I am looking for at the time.... Sure seems that when I am looking for something, they are invisible, but everything else I am not looking for is running all over the place.

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    It has to be the unit 13 Yeti

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    I have to say moose,, amazing how something that big can just vanish.

    watched this small bull for a while and when he laid down and I moved the spotter could not find him again until he stood up an hour later.

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    Grouse have given me more heart attack moments than anything else but I tend to agree with whitepalm

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    What Alaska animal in a NON-SNOW environment has the best natural camouflage........???
    Pika says I.
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    Ptarmigan, lynx, caribou, in that order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitepalm View Post
    Attachment 76772Hands down, White tailed Ptarmigan.
    I agree......is there a ptarmigan in that pic?............lol
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    Interesting...........as I was posting the question, the Pitka kept coming up for me also. But there are soooooo many masters of camouflage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whitepalm View Post
    Attachment 76772Hands down, White tailed Ptarmigan.

    i cant argue with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    I agree......is there a ptarmigan in that pic?............lol
    There sure is!
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    For big game, I would have to say Dall Sheep when the light termination dust and patchy snow are on the mountains. Dall Sheep are easy to find when there is little to no snow, and also fairly easy to find when the entire mountain is covered, but in September when the snow is patchy, they can be darn near impossible to spot. For small game, I would have to say spruce grouse are pretty camouflage if they sit still on the forest floor. Easy to spot when they are up in the trees, but in the fall if they hold still on the ground they blend in completely.

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    You have never read "The Little Prince", by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Clearly the Ptarmigan is inside the dog).

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    There sure is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    (Clearly the Ptarmigan is inside the dog).
    It doesn't appear to be...
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    Grouse or Ptarmigan…if they aren't moving you probably won't see them.

    I'd have to say caribou vanish amazingly well for something that lives in the great wide open.
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    In the rut, caribou, I have found come to white-- something to shag or fight! Yes I have read the "little prince" as have my children. One of my favorite books. If you read much-- try "the tiger" by John Vaillant. I worked with these guys on this program in the early 90's, true stuff.
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    I can usually spot grouse by their shape. The book hatchet talked about that but ptarmigan in the right conditions are nearly invisible. Sheep seem like they should be obvious but their terrain is such that they can vanish right in front of your eyes. To look at a mountainside it appears devoid of cover but there is so much depth to the terrain that isn't apparent from a distance. I have glassed a high pasture and found nothing then 20 minutes later looked it over again and had 20-30 sheep just materialize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    There sure is!
    Thus the....."lol"

    We just gotta get a good "facetious" or "sarcastic" emoticon one of these days.........lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Thus the....."lol"

    We just gotta get a good "facetious" or "sarcastic" emoticon one of these days.........lol
    Agreed, (again). (We need a redundantly facetious mutual recognition and agreement of facetiousness emoticon).
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    Has anyone ever seen an AGL4now ? I think he would qualify!!!!!

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