New to Anchorage area, want to get some grouse/ptarmigan... help?
Hey, I am new to the Anchorage area and really want to get some outdoor experience around here before too much snow flies. I came up from southeast, AK to work up here. I am an avid grouse/ptarmigan hunter and was wondering if anyone could help me with some starting locations where one might get some birds. I know these things are top secret... not trying to intrude on anyones secret spot, but just have the urge to get one.. any help would be great, thanks!
For spruce hens you could try Fort Rich. Get a permit at the visitor center by the gate. Make sure you're current with license, insurance, and registration. Have your make/model/serial number of your gun when you check in the first time. Lots of land there. I just find a likely looking spot (in an area that's been opened by range control) and start busting brush. Can't help you with ptarmigan. Search the forum and you will find tons of info on areas to hunt.