Ptarmigan on Bear Mountain & Mount Eklutna

hre814

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Went out for a hike up Point 3605 of Bear Mountain yesterday and saw a covey of Ptarmigan for anyone interested. I didn't bring my shotgun with me. I came up the backside (a steep small bowl) of Point 3605 just before heading up to the saddle b/w the two. The covey flushed (I didn't see where they were taking cover) and saw them fly all the way to Mount Eklutna, about mid-mountainside, which is a very long distance. I didn't think they would flush that far. It wasn't a distance that you could easily track them down again. Anyhow, just wanted to let you know if anyone was looking for some. I may head up there again with my shotgun when more snow comes.

Herman
 

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