I find this quite funny since recently there has been alot of posts by people looking for ptarmigan in the fairbanks area
I'm over 1,000 miles away from FBKS and that was one of my main reasons for posting this. When I lived in Fairbanks it was easy to find ptarmigan fairly close to town.
I second catch....I read just yesturday a bunch of threads about how people can't find these little fellers'. I guess just look out your back door
Yea this is pretty funny, I was seeing them right in our parking lot at work now. I was asking if anybody has had any luck hunting them around fairbanks. You cant exactly shoot them in the middle of town..
Ya, I was walking my Springer down behind the Carlson center along the river and he flushed about 20 of them. I have seen a few ruffies over the years and have seen two, yes two hen Pheasants one year. One of them was in my yard downtown. It's neat to seem Ptarmigan. Plus, I'm sure the owls and foxes are happy too!
I've taken numerous grouse with a pellet gun. Nice and quiet too.
LOL kind of funny i have not seen one since iread this thread....
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Have only been out a couple times since xmas and have gotten at least one bird on each trip, but it seems like there were more birds around before the long cold snap in Dec/Jan. I'm still seeing plenty of birds in town (FBKS) and up on campus though. I've heard from some folks who are doing really really well a little farther out from town than I want to drive for a couple hours of hunting.
Chisana- +1 on the 10/22. Mine isn't quite as fancy as yours but it still is great fun to snipe birds or rabbits with it occasionally. Hope your weather stays nice out there so you can get out some more.