These sharp-tailed grouse were videoed on their mating lek in late last April at the 1,285-acre property purchased last year by Pheasants Forever and the Minnesota Sharp-tailed Grouse Society with the help of a grant from the Outdoor Heritage Fund (recommended by Minnesota’s Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council). The Kanabec County parcel is now permanently protected habitat for wildlife and open to the public as a Minnesota Wildlife Management Area. Read more about this project.

If you’d like to reserve a viewing blind this spring, contact the Minnesota DNR’s Cambridge Area Wildlife at 763-689-7108 or via email.

Videography by Pheasants Forever’s Andrew Vavra and Rehan Nana

Anthony Hauck is Pheasants Forever’s Online Editor. Email him at AHauck@pheasantsforever.org and follow him on Twitter @AnthonyHauckPF.