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High Plains Lowdown

High Plains Lowdown

High Plains Lowdown

STORY BY Ben O. Williams
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Dale Spartas

High Plains Lowdown

STORY BY Ben O. Williams
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Dale Spartas

High Plains Lowdown

STORY BY Ben O. Williams
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Dale Spartas
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Say “sharp-tailed grouse” to an old sodbuster and he’ll tip back his wear-stained, weathered, wide-brim Stetson, spit out a chew of Copenhagen, look you in the eye and then to the hills and ask if you mean “wild chickens.” The name “wild chickens” was a generational hand-me-down to describe the three species of prairie grouse that were once numerous across the high plains of North America. For old-timers, chickens were not considered a hunter’s sport, but a meal on the table to break the monotony of salt pork and beans.

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High Plains Lowdown

Say “sharp-tailed grouse” to an old sodbuster and he’ll tip back his wear-stained, weathered, wide-brim Stetson, spit out a chew of Copenhagen, look you in the eye and then to the hills and ask if you mean “wild chickens.” The name “wild chickens” was a generational hand-me-down to describe the three species of prairie grouse that were once numerous across the high plains of North America. For old-timers, chickens were not considered a hunter’s sport, but a meal on the table to break the monotony of salt pork and beans.

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