Hello all, new to the site, wanted to throw some things out there and see if I can get some advice or direction. I am an Alaskan resident, live in ER for about 2 years now. I love to bird hunt, however I have come to find that hunting in AK is far different from what I'm use to (understatement!) I am out just about every weekend on the hunt for grouse an Ptarmigan and have had very little success in 1) locating birds and 2) finding friends as crazy as I am about hunting; everyone I meet seems disinterested. Therefore am I am asking 2 questions, 1) would anyone be so kind as to give me some advice on locating birds? It would be more than appreciated! 2) is there anyone out there who would like to meet up for a hunt with another bird hunter? This time of year offers little aside from birds and I just love being out there! To meet some like minded people would be awesome! I love my state and treat it with great care and respect! A PM or a response to the topic would be great y'all! Thanks!