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Prairie Chicken Release Gives Ranch a Boost

[1]Forty-five greater prairie chickens were released at The Nature Conservancy’s Dunn Ranch Prairie in northwest Missouri this month. The release is the second of three that will take place over three years to enhance the existing prairie chicken population at Dunn Ranch Prairie. Last year, 34 birds were released at the site.

Prairie chicken numbers have been in decline primarily because of habitat loss and fragmentation; at Dunn Ranch Prairie,

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