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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?

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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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