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Prairie Chicken Festival aims to fly higher

8:49 PM, Apr. 13, 2013
Pat Schneider, Randy Hetzel and Jamie Sue Beaupre drove from the Milwaukee area to attend this year's Prairie Chicken Festival in the town of Buena Vista.
Pat Schneider, Randy Hetzel and Jamie Sue Beaupre drove from the Milwaukee area to attend this year's Prairie Chicken Festival in the town of Buena Vista.
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The Prairie Chicken Festival is trying to spread its wings and appeal to a broader audience this year.

The Golden Sands Resource Conservation and Development Council is in its eighth year of hosting the festival, which takes place in the spring in or around the town of Buena Vista. The festival celebrates the greater prairie chicken, a bird known for its colors and interesting mating rituals.

The festival revolves around watching the bird's mating dance, which can be seen from viewing blinds beginning at 4 a.m. It spans two separate weekends, starting April 12 and ending April 21. Other big ...

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