I was on Denali Hwy this weekend and expected to see more ptarmigan than we did, turns out we saw more snow-machines than birds. I was hiking around with snoeshoes wishing I owned a snow-machine, but found birds just the same. They actually found me, I woke up to the clucks of ptarmigan just outside my tent at around 0600. We shot 8 from a covey of about 50 or so. We scored a few hares as well. We saw plenty of caribou and a black fox. I found a winter/wolf killed bull caribou with an average rack. The weather was beautiful and nature was at her best. I love this land. I tried to attach the pics, but for some reason, I am not having luck. Image me propped next to 8 beauty ptarmigies, a hare, and some 'bou antlers. Good Luck hunting everyone!