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Prairie chickens

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I hunted SD twice last year in the gettysberg area, spent some tome looking for some chickens but had no luck at all. Any recommendations for which area of the state to search? What habitat should I be searching for and any other general advice does anyone have so I can bag my first chicken?

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We actually tried near Pierre at the national grasslands. I am not sure what type of cover they use, but that entire grasslands was very short grasslands that was thin and looked like a soccer or football field would in the late fall. There were hundreds if hawks or falcons there though. We did not see a single gamebird in that area.

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from what i know about hunting prairie chickens is you're better off scouting them like you would ducks. they often travel the same routes day after day when they feed. rather than spend time walking grass fields, scout from the road first.

if you know where they boom in the spring, they will also show up on those areas in the fall too.

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