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Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Nature Smart: Understanding the sharp-tailed grouse

A male sharp-tailed grouse performs its distinctive “tail rattling” or dancing display on a spring lek. (Photo by Stan Tekiela)

This spring, I’ve been capturing images of two grouse species. In my last column I wrote about the greater prairie chicken, a once widespread species that numbered in the millions. It’s now nearly extinct in much of its former range. Today, let’s look at the sharp-tailed grouse.
Once again, I found myself getting up at 4 a.m. and heading out to my old truck in the dark.

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