Sage grouse, prairie chickens and sharptails have disappeared from parts of our country where they were once common. But proper management can restore these tall-grass species, if hunter-conservationists do their part. Here’s how to hunt the strongholds where they remain—and become inspired about the revival of our native gamebirds.
Thanks to the largest land conservation effort in American history, the United Sates Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) made the decision in September not to add the greater sage grouse to the endangered species list.
Meanwhile woodcock have annually declined 1.2-percent since 1968—that means 800,000 fewer male woodcock than in the early 1970's. What can be done? Kyle Wintersteen takes a closer look.