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Thread: Mountain hunting on skis

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    Mountain hunting on skis

    Skiing for ptarmigan.

    Just something different for you guys, enjoy the views. Here's a link to give you an idea how remote this is
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    https://youtu.be/qWH2LfaPr2g

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    enjoyed watching, thanks for sharing.
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    Stunning country. Are ptarmigan good eating? Does their plumage change colour with seasons?
    10MRT shooters do it 60 times, in two directions and at two speeds.

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    Yes, really sweet and mild gamemeat. A guy suggested I stirfry the birds with peppers, which sounds excellent so I'll give that a try. I normally just fry them on the pan.

    Master of camoflague, they change colour with the season. You can have a few weeks where they are halfway white and the snow hasn't arrived yet but usually they blend perfectly.
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    Nice ( but cold) country, do the FMJ bullets do much damage ? doesn't appear to be much blood around the shot birds. Thanks for sharing.

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    No, these FMJs travel slow and unless I hit bones it's just a hole through. I try to shoot for the shoulders/armpit and when successful the meat is 100% intact.
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    Is there any bag limit?
    Are they considered a pest?
    I was surprised that you are rifleing them and had thought that were a game bird

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    It is a highly valued gamebird, hence rifle for minimum damage. Bag limit varies with area, 2-8 or none.

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    Enjoyed that also, thanks for posting. Something different!

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    These birds can hardly be spotted if they stay still. Beautiful scenery! Still some nice places to hunt in Europe!

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    Looks beautiful. I haven't used Google Earth for a very long time, so thank you for reminding me about it's existence

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    I always thought upland gamebird hunters where a crazy bunch.chilly looking hunt. you must have good eyesight to spot them . can you take a caribou if you dont do any good on those ghost birds ?

 

 

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