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Jim Almquist

A few more Sharptails

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I got out early this morning to see if I could see the "Dance" and was not disappointed. I was in the blind for maybe 5 minutes and I could already hear them making all sorts of noise. It took another 15 minutes before I could even see one. It was one of the coolest things that I have seen in the wild.

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Glad your plan worked out. Sweet light.

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Nicely done, Jim. That is a blast watchin' 'em dance!

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You got some nice ones Jim!

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Sweet morning light and sweet images!

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MM I have never ate one but my guess would be that they are very similar because they seem to like the same type of habitat.

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MM, when we hunted them out in N.D., we only ate the mature birds as smoked jerky, because they can be tough and not so great tasting. The young-of-the-year birds were delicious. Ruffed grouse of any age taste better, IMO.

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I knew that there was a reason to shoot them with the Canon instead of the Remington grin

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Ahhh, but there was nothing quite like a gorgeous September day out on the shortgrass prairie with a good dog, a good buddy and a good 12-gauge. A walk through the right country out there yielded Huns, sharpies and pheasants. smilesmile

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The 8th image stands out in that group! Nice display, eye contact and light!

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I got to watch those birds dance on the lek. It's truly awesome! Unfortunately, I only had a camera phone and even more unfortunate, fell down the ice hole.

Those feet pounding reminded me of a drum roll.

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