Stomped the hills for a few hours in snow shoes trying to bag my first ptarmi. I saw tracks everywhere, but couldn't find a bird. I'm getting a dog in a couple of weeks, hopefully that will help.
I strapped on my snowboard to get back to the highway quickly and sure enough within 30 seconds a rock ptarmigan came out from underneath a rock. It walked a few feet, but it wouldn't flush for anything. I just stayed strapped in the snowboard, set down the 12 guage, assembled the single shot 22 and dropped it from 10 whole yards.
Look close, it's dead center.