The project is reportedly the culmination of 50 years of efforts to buy that parcel of native prairie.
The birds once numbered in the millions across the state but there are now about 200 left.
On Saturday, April 14, the area will be front and center for the second annual Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival.
And as do most conversations about conservation these days, this one eventually found its way to what can be done about the decline of hunting.
Hunters can apply through Friday, Aug. 18, to be chosen for one of 125 permits for the 2017 Minnesota prairie chicken hunting season. The nine-day prairie chicken season begins Saturday, Sept. 30, and is open only to Minnesota residents. “Prairie chicken populations are tied to habitat, and their numbers rise and fall depending on the amount of grasslands and prairie…
Peregrine falcons, prairie chickens, osprey headline upcoming Iowa gatherings.