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    Default Hunting Ptarmigan or grouse with .22lr

    I have my small game hunting license (non-citizen) and a .22lr and I live in Healy. So far my .22 has been doing some hare control in and around the dry creek trails. Does anyone know of any resource that can give me advice on the best times, areas, terrain etc to hunt ptarmigan? I really would like to have some for dinner!

    Thanks in advance.

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    get above tree line and listen.
    It ain't about the # of pounds of meat we bring back, nor about how much we spent to go do it. Its about seeing what no one else sees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garnede View Post
    get above tree line and listen.
    Yep when you think something is laughing at you then you are close

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    Your in good roughed grouse area too.

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    Thanks for the replies guys, not sure what you mean about getting above the tree line though? Anyway I've been out the last two days in the woods and I got 3 spruce grouse. I cooked them up in the crockpot and it was delicious. This was a big deal for me as it was my first ever hunt!

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    Default WTG Charlie!

    The tree line, is the elevation at which the the trees stop, and it is normal tundra. Your profile shows you in Healy. Take a drive to Cantwell, get on the Denali Highway and go West. You will eventually notice there will be very few tree and any at all. The tree line is the dividing line where trees stop, and around Cantwell it is probably around elevation of 3000 feet or so.

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