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Ptarmigan Hunting Season in Iceland Begins

The season for hunting ptarmigan in Iceland starts today. Thousands of hunters are expected to head to the countryside today, over the weekend and in the coming weeks, reports.

ptarmigan_hePhoto: Hallgrímur Egilsson.

Ptarmigan is a popular Christmas dish in Iceland.

Due to quota restrictions, the number of hunting days is limited.

ICE-SAR search and rescue services urge hunters to be well prepared with a map, GPS, compass, first aid kit, telephone and to monitor weather conditions.


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