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Colorado Grouse

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Our first morning found us sitting quietly in a dark, cold trailer, most of us strangers. The sky paled in front of us, fading the morning stars. The snow-capped peaks emerged, as well as sounds from the valley—not the hoped for grouse, but coyotes, right from the middle of the lek. I was horrified. A few tense minutes later we saw at least three coyotes scampering about the lek, the Gunnison Sage-Grouse seemingly unconcerned. The birds danced and displayed for more than an hour to our ... Read More