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May 4, 2014 in Outdoors
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A male dusky grouse, an Eastern Washington mountain species formerly called blue grouse, displays during the spring mating season in April.

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Ranchers and agencies are partnering to keep sage grouse off the endangered list.

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Columbian sharp-tailed grouse mating displays inspired Native American dances.

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Sharp-tailed grouse continue to be hunted in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, but seasons have been scuttled in South Dakota and Oregon.

April 16, 2012 in Outdoors
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Spruce grouse during spring mating display.

May 14, 2006
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Skiers exploring the Kettle Range south of Sherman Pass in March came across this ptarmigan for a rare winter sighting in the area.