We were searching for prairie grouse
in the hills and gullies along a big river, and a little buck took off running.
from the genus Tympanuchus are thought to have poor dispersal abilities (Braun et ai, 1994).
2001: Predation and the management of prairie grouse
Texas senators want less protection for the Lesser Prairie Chicken (Houston Chronicle): "The prairie grouse
may be 'lesser,' but that certainly doesn't make it any less important to the senators from Texas.
Runia says hunters harvested about 175,000 prairie grouse
in the mid-'70s, but only about 40,000 birds last year.
Current inventory and monitoring projects include: raptor nest surveys, raptor habitat use, prairie grouse
habitat and population surveys, butterfly surveys, rare plant surveys, fish surveys, development of conservation assessments and strategies, prairie dog and small mammal surveys, western prairie fringed orchid monitoring, development of a rare plant habitat model, floristic quality assessments, and general vegetation mapping.
Similarly, Sharptailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus), and Prairie Grouse
(Tympanuchus cupido) in North America showed synchronous [sim]10-yr cycles (Keith 1963).
Quantitative analysis of prairie grouse
Anyone watching this gun dog at work would quickly understand why this breed has been, still is, and will be so popular with hunters who appreciate high style combined with an intense bird finding ability on anything from ruffed grouse and woodcock to prairie grouse
, all species of quail, and, of course, ringneck pheasants.
DISCUSSION--Excessive grazing by livestock often has been suggested as a possible cause for declines in populations of prairie grouse
, including lesser prairie-chickens (Jackson and DeArment, 1963; Johnsgard, 2002; Silvy et al.
Brood counts (N = 10; 30%), prairie grouse
lek counts (N = 8; 24%), hunter surveys (N = 8; 24%), call/whistling counts (N = 7; 21%), roadside counts (N = 6; 18%) and wing/tail collections (N = 3; 9%) were the most frequently reported methods (see Table 6).
If Obama's plans proceed, prairie grouse
will continue in lose critical habitat.