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#13615800 - 03/01/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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Thanks! I would like to spend a month on the trip, I have a new friend here in the US who is visiting from Iceland and am cautioned it is cold there and expensive! But I lived 6 years in Alaska, and really enjoyed it there.

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#13623825 - 03/04/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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#13624220 - 03/04/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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Originally Posted by kid0917
Thanks! I would like to spend a month on the trip, I have a new friend here in the US who is visiting from Iceland and am cautioned it is cold there and expensive! But I lived 6 years in Alaska, and really enjoyed it there.

I believe we saw a parking lot with a ton of those vans lined up. We were there in November of 17.

Did someone mention expensive?


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#13624947 - 03/04/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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Seems when one gets to the extreme northern climes, regardless of continent, that culinary tastes get quite a bit broader. Get a year with no summer, a disruption in food stock migration patterns, or no restocking shipments, and one will head to the garbage pit to get by. No one settled the Antarctic coasts but readings on the diets in our northern extremes implied that if it was organic it was edible regardless of level of decay.

Our parents, or most likely our grandparents that went through the depression era wasted little to nothing. Animal pieces and parts that are relegated to bologna or hot dogs destinies now days were served up as prime table fare when folks had no money.

Today, most US households likely waste enough to keep a third world house hold fat.

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#13628600 - 03/05/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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Many of the gift shops in Reykjavik have these for sale, Of course you would not be allowed to bring them to the US...

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#13628621 - 03/05/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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#13628622 - 03/05/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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Still zero love here!


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#13628859 - 03/05/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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Here it is,
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#13629488 - 03/05/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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thank you!


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#13629587 - 03/06/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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Pity there is no season for them in Maine...

http://www.mainebirdingtrail.com/Puffins.html

#13630698 - 03/06/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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I have seen decks littered with them in the morning. Like moths they fly into deck lights...


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#13632232 - 03/06/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: Konnari]  
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Originally Posted by Konnari
I have hunted them several times and they are great eating both cooked and smoked. We have been eating these burds for centuries


Have you tried merganser?

I have thrown cooking teal away that stank up the house during cooking. They had been living a month or two on a central Texas lake eating minnows i suppose.

Now those killed in Sept in the rice farm country are quite another matter.


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#13632430 - 03/06/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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I’ve caught Puffins a few times, mostly jigging darts but a time or 2 mooching. They don’t put up much of a fight until they’re OUT of the water and trying to fly away. You don’t expect your gear to go from 80 feet below sea level to 80 feet above sea level in under a second, 😂


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#13633226 - 03/07/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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Originally Posted by kid0917
I just learned that puffin are hunted in Iceland, both with nets and also conventional shotgunning.
Has anyone here tried it?


I sounds like it might fairly soon become a lost tradition. Many seabird colonies in the North Atlantic appears to be failing.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/uncertain-future-puffin-dinner-180961829/

#13812417 - 05/11/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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Just stumbled on this dog and I had no idea there was a puffin dog!

https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/norwegian-lundehund/


Home Dog Breeds Norwegian Lundehund
Norwegian Lundehund
OVERVIEW
PUPPIES
BREED STANDARD
Temperament:
Loyal, Energetic, Alert
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 191 of 193
Height: 13-15 inches (male), 12-14 inches (female)
Weight: 20-30 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Group: Non-Sporting Group
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From Norway’s rocky island of Vaeroy, the uniquely constructed Norwegian Lundehund is the only dog breed created for the job of puffin hunting. With puffins now a protected species, today’s Lundehund is a friendly, athletic companion.

ABOUT
AKC PUPPYFINDER
CARE
HISTORY
DID YOU KNOW?
BREED STANDARD
OTHER BREEDS TO EXPLORE
About the Norwegian Lundehund
At a glance, Lundehunds seem a typical northern breed: A spitz type with triangular ears, curving tail, and a dense double coat. But a closer look reveals several unique traits. They have feet with at least six fully functioning toes and extra paw pads, an “elastic neck” that can crane back so the head touches the spine, ears that fold shut, and flexible shoulders that allow forelegs to extend to the side, perpendicular to the body. This last anomaly produces the breed’s distinctive “rotary” gait.

National Breed Clubs and Rescue
Want to connect with other people who love the same breed as much as you do? We have plenty of opportunities to get involved in your local community, thanks to AKC Breed Clubs located in every state, and more than 450 AKC Rescue Network groups across the country.
NORWEGIAN LUNDEHUND ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA RESCUE LINK
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NUTRITION
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The Norwegian Lundehund should do well on a high-quality dog food, whether commercially manufactured or home-prepared with your veterinarian’s supervision and approval. Any diet should be appropriate to the dog’s age (puppy, adult, or senior). Some dogs are prone to getting overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treats can be an important aid in training, but giving too many can cause obesity. Learn about which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. Check with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.

Norwegian Lundehund

History
For centuries Lundehunds were bred on Vaeroy, a remote and rocky island off the Norwegian coast. Puffins nest in crevices in the island’s cliff walls. Islanders depended on pickled puffin meat to sustain them through long Arctic winters, and the strong, flexible Lundehund was the only way to reach them. These compact puffin dogs would climb the sheer rock walls, worm their way into tiny passages, and snatch the birds. Then they’d skid down the cliffs, with the squawking, flapping prize in their mouth.


The Breed Standard
GENERAL APPEARANCE
The Norwegian Lundehund is a small rectangular and agile Spitz breed with unique characteristics not found in any other breed. Originating on remote islands of arctic Norway, the dog was used to wrestle and retrieve live puffin birds from the crevices of steep vertical cliffs. To enable the dog to climb, descend, and brake on these cliffs, unique structural characteristics have evolved and must be present as they define this breed: a minimum of six toes on each foot and elongated rear foot pads; an elastic neck that allows the head to bend backward to touch the spine, letting the dog turn around in narrow puffin bird caves; and shoulders flexible enough to allow the front legs to extend flat to the side in order to hug the cliffs. This shoulder structure produces a peculiar rotary movement. Finally, the ears close and fold forward or backward to protect from debris. The temperament is alert but not expected to be outgoing toward strangers.

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Colors & Markings
Colors
DESCRIPTION STANDARD COLORS REGISTRATION CODE
Black
Check Mark For Standard Color
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Gray
Check Mark For Standard Color
100
Reddish Brown
Check Mark For Standard Color
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White
Check Mark For Standard Color
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Yellow
Check Mark For Standard Color
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Sable & White 165
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DESCRIPTION STANDARD MARKINGS REGISTRATION CODE
Black Markings
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Black Tips
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Gray Markings
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White Markings
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#13813752 - 05/11/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: Sitka deer]  
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Originally Posted by Sitka deer
Just stumbled on this dog and I had no idea there was a puffin dog!

https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/norwegian-lundehund/

A friend of mine got one of these dogs, and I thought the canine was so odd that I did a bit of research.

The have 6 real toes on every foot! Traction on the rockly ledges! laugh
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It has a number of features to allow it to get into tiny tunnels and crevices as it hunt the puffins.

The Lundehund’s forelegs bend outwards so far that the dog can lay flat on its chest to wriggle into small spaces.
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The dogs neck and spine are extremely flexible, so they can turn around in the smallest spaces! I can't think of another mammal that can touch the top of its head to its spine.
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Continued on another post...

John

#13813765 - 05/11/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: jpb]  
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The breed is sort of a spitz dog and has the characteristic upright ears.
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BUT a Lundehund has additonal muscles in its ears so it can close them and keep dirt and wter out as it crawls into burrows and wet places. No ear infections!
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Apparently there are less than a thousand of this breed worldwide.

Based on the single one that I know they have a great friendly personality too!

John

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Originally Posted by jpb
The breed is sort of a spitz dog and has the characteristic upright ears.
[Linked Image]

BUT a Lundehund has additonal muscles in its ears so it can close them and keep dirt and wter out as it crawls into burrows and wet places. No ear infections!
[Linked Image]

Apparently there are less than a thousand of this breed worldwide.

Based on the single one that I know they have a great friendly personality too!

John


very cool dog

thanks for sharing

#13822454 - 05/15/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: kid0917]  
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One of my hunting buddies LOVES mergansers. He will pass up every other duck for a change to get one. Claims there are best plucked and grilled.

We always joke that if you fillet a merganser real thin and deep fry it, it will taste just like catfish


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#13822709 - 05/15/19 Re: Puffin Hunting? [Re: wildfowl]  
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Originally Posted by wildfowl
One of my hunting buddies LOVES mergansers. He will pass up every other duck for a change to get one. Claims there are best plucked and grilled.

We always joke that if you fillet a merganser real thin and deep fry it, it will taste just like catfish

You dislike catfish that much?
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