Grouse and ptarmigan wing, tail samples needed
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The Alaska department of Fish and Game is hoping to gather more data on Grouse and Ptarmigan in Southeast and biologists would like some help from upland hunters. The season is open until May 16th and state small game biologist Rick Merizon in Palmer says the department is asking hunters turn in one wing and the tail from each bird they harvest.
Sooty grouse. Photo by Neil Barton
Matt Lichtenstein asked Merizon about the research effort:
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