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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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