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Greater Prairie-Chicken (Displaying Male)

Photo of a male greater prairie-chicken in courtship display
Now endangered in Missouri, prairie-chickens breed from March through May. Cocks visit booming grounds (leks), where they dance, call, and fight among themselves. Hens visit the lek and select the most fit mate; mating occurs on the lek during April. More

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A male northern harrier attempts to flush a male prairie chicken off his booming ground. More

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Fifty years ago, people often heard the eerie, hollow cooing sounds of male greater prairie-chickens on their spring booming grounds throughout the tallgrass prairies of central and eastern North America. More

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Our photographers have been busy exploring the intricacies of the Missouri outdoors. See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder. More

Bringing the Boom Back to Missouri

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Transplanted prairie chickens reclaim their ancient booming grounds. More

Chicken Work is for All Birds!

Recently, the Missouri Department of Conservation announced future plans to stabilize and bring back the state’s declining greater prairie chicken population and to restore critical native grassland for other declining wildlife on private and public land. More
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End of the Prairie Chicken?

Fewer than 500 prairie chickens are left in Missouri. More
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Game Birds on Your Property

Learn to manage your land for pheasant, quail, turkey and prairie chicken—and improve your livestock forage base in the bargain. More

Greater Prairie Chicken

Photo of male greater prairie chicken
Male greater prairie chickens make haunting mating sounds, also known as "booming," on special areas called "leks." More