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#1 goofy166

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:26 PM

Greater Prairie-Chicken

#2 Rudi Nuissl

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:56 PM

The Wray, Colorado, Chamber of Commerce orgainizes tours to view the Greater Prairie-Chicken leks each spring. The tours run from late March through April. I joined the tour last weekend and got some wonderful looks at the male Greater Prairie-Chickens displaying and dancing on the lek. Some came within feet of the blind!

Quick note before I share some photos - the tours take up to 24 people out to a blind before dawn. The tour I went on had only nine people. From what the Colorado Division of Wildlife Officer who led the tour said, there are plenty of openings still available for April 2012. You can sign up here: http://www.wraychamber.net/gpct2.php

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#3 jblakelock

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

Nuissrf, you really captured some beautiful colors in these photos.
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#4 BigSkyKen

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

Great images! Looks like a wonderful opportunity.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

Lovely shots!!!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:19 PM

Awesome photos!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:06 AM

What a fun trip that would be! We have them here in Oklahoma, in the NW part of the state, though I've never seen one in person. Maybe one day...

Great photos!

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#8 Sam Ewing

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

A couple years ago I saw a small group in southern Iowa.  Very neat birds!


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