Ptarmigan Hunting

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The ptarmigan on Adak are Rock Ptarmigan. These tasty and fast flying upland birds can challenge even the best bird hunter. Some days they are extremely elusive and some days you can’t get out of them. Quick to fly with little to no warning you better be quick. The hunter with a sharp eye has the advantage when ptarmigan start to change to their winter plumage, white. Most hunters seem to take ptarmigan with either a .22 they carry while caribou hunting or flu-flu arrows. The more hardcore hunters spend the day hiking the hills focusing in on these challenging birds.