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Video: Prairie chickens perform their annual mating ritual

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What prompts four men to wake up at 4 a.m., drive 30 miles and carry pounds of gear across a frozen prairie in the dark?

Prairie chickens. Prairie chickens?


Winter weather aside, we are in the middle of the greater prairie chicken mating season. The male prairie chickens, triggered by more daylight in mid-March, compete with each other and perform for females for about two months or more in the spring each year.

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