4-H Sharp-tailed Grouse Viewing – Cancelled

Event Information

Date: 

April 23rd, 2017


Time: 

4:30am - 9:00am


Cost: 

Free


Contact: 

Sasha Busjahn


Phone: 

715-748-1981


Email: 

sasha.busjahn@ces.uwex.edu


This program has unfortunately been cancelled due to the fact that there have been no sightings this year of the Sharp Tailed Grouse at Pershing Wildlife Area and thus there will not be a blind set up by the DNR for viewing.

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During spring of most years, male Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) display for females on sites called leks. In Western Taylor County in the Pershing State Wildlife area, there is a potential to see Sharp-tailed Grouse at lek sites from wildlife blinds set up by the Wisconsin DNR.

On April 23, a very limited number of 4-H members, and one family member each, will have the chance to go out and observe these birds if they are at the lek site. This program will be limited in number of participants and dependent on weather.  Warm clothing is a requirement, as the program will involve sitting outside for at least two hours in the early morning. Participants will need to have arranged their own transportation to the road location of the lek site, which will be provided once participants register. All participants must register by April 7, the event will be cancelled if not enough participants register.  Register Here.

Event Location

Pershing State Wildlife Area, Western Taylor County.