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Prairie chicken hen

Prairie Chicken Hen

The future for Missouri's endangered greater prairie chickens depends on hens successfully nesting and producing broods. MDC is managing grasslands in key areas to benefit prairie chickens.

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Prairie Chicken Radio Collar

Prairie Chicken Radio Collar

This prairie chicken hen was outfitted with a radio transmitter by MDC staff and released at Dunn Ranch in northwest Missouri in late April. These transmitters must be tracked by staff with antennae and have a limited range. They are different than the larger transmitter connected with a satellite that Iowa biologists placed on Bird No. 112. The purpose of both types of transmitters is the same. Biologists track the birds to determine what habitat management will best help prairie chickens recover in areas where public-private partnerships are protecting remnant prairies or restoring native grasses and wildflowers.

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Photo of Prairie Chicken Release

Prairie Chicken Release

Kansas-born prairie chickens step cautiously onto Missouri soil bearing radio transmitters and biologists’ hopes for this endangered icon.

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Prairie Chicken Restoration

To restore Missouri's declining prairie chicken population, the Department works with landowners where prairie-chicken restoration efforts are underway.

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Prairie Chicken Radio Collar

Prairie chicken tracked on 1,165-mile journey in Missouri and Iowa

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She has avoided fatal dangers such as predators, vehicles, fences and utility lines in a ceaseless journey that has slowed but not stopped.

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Prairie Chickens

MDC and The Nature Conservancy will offer a chance for people to view prairie chickens on the booming grounds at Dunn Ranch.

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Prairie Chickens

Prairie Chickens

Prairie chickens are appearing in larger numbers on a lek at Dunn Ranch in northwest Missouri this spring, a good sign for an iconic but endangered grassland species in Missouri. These prairie chickens were photographed on a Missouri lek in previous years.

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Prairie Chickens Coming Home to Roost

It’s hard to imagine, but just 60 years ago, wild deer, turkey, eagles and geese were all rare in Missouri.

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Prairie chickens make new stand at Wah’Kon-Tah

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Kansas-born prairie chickens step cautiously onto Missouri soil bearing radio transmitters and biologists’ hopes for this endangered icon.

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