Enjoying a successful opening morning for 2011 Willow Ptarmigan season at Wildman Lake Lodge. CAST & BLAST 2011 – Hunters: Ken Vickers, Don Duncan and Russell and Mason Marshall, all of Victoria, Texas, hunting with guides: Gary “Butch” King and Scott Ackleson, with bird dogs Veni and Nik. There are lots of birds this morning with a report of excellent hatches this season, 10 to 12 birds in a group and more than 25 groups pointed and flushed before lunchtime. The guys were shooting 12 and 20 guage shotguns with the prefered 7-1/2 shot. It was a great opening morning, good fun had by all, and promises to be an excellent 2011 season of Alaska wingshooting at Wildman Lake Lodge. Schedule your 2012 Cast and Blast at Wildman Lake Lodge today.