I wasn't aware that Colorado even had a population of ptarmigan. I did a little research and found that in 2004 there were approximately 463 ptarmigan killed by hunters, compared to 975 in 2003. For 2005 forward, they do not have any figures published for that species. That could indicate that the numbers are dwindling, but not necessarily.
I guess not many people hunt them, and if you do, you will pretty much be alone.
I will admit, I love deer plots.
I love planting... even the garden at home.
What I do not like are high cost farm implements.
I found myself in need of a cultipacker for clover and other small seed - but could not find a decent deal on a small unit.
OK, fine... I will make one!
The materials were very simple... some plastic corrugated sewer drain pipe, some metal, 2 bearings and some concrete and you are in business!
I cut the pipe, in this case, to 46" wide - as I intended to pull this one...