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2008-07-06 12:00:14

The low, booming sounds produced by greater prairie chicken cocks accounts for the common reference to their leks as "booming grounds." ... On a quiet spring morning, these sounds can carry as much as two miles across the open prairie, serving as an audible beacon to prairie chicken hens. - Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web site, www.kdwp.state.ks.us By Jan Biles THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL MANHATTAN - Kansas State University biologist/researcher Robert Robel believes prairie...

2008-06-22 03:00:12

By Michael Pearce, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jun. 22--The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks commission will vote on the 2008 and 2009 upland bird seasons Thursday in North Newton. Jim Pitman, Wildlife and Parks small-game coordinator, will recommend seasons return to traditional frameworks they followed prior to the 2006 and 2007 seasons. In June 2005, commissioners voted to open pheasant season the first Saturday of November, quail the second Saturday and prairie chicken the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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