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Blinds for viewing grouse courtship available

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FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The Fort Pierre National Grassland will once again have viewing blinds available for people who want to want to watch the spring courtship rituals of prairie chickens.

The viewing blinds can be reserved at no charge on the National Grasslands south of Fort Pierre. The viewing blinds are available through May.

Wildlife Biologist Ruben Mares says the three blinds are placed at the edge of the birds' dancing and booming grounds, which are called leks (LEHKS). He says visitors who use the blinds are overwhelmed by being able to view prairie chickens at such close range.

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