Prairie Chicken Responses to Changing Booming-Ground Cover Type and Height

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1969
Authors:Anderson, RK
Journal:The Journal of Wildlife Management
Date Published:1969
ISBN Number:0022541X
Keywords:Phasianidae, Tympanuchus, Tympanuchus cupido
Abstract:Prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) responses to experimental and natural changes in booming-ground cover were observed in central Wisconsin. Natural changes included cultivation, wildfire, snow, and natural succession and growth of vegetation. Experimental changes included burning, mowing, and installation of a conifer windbreak. No consistent pattern of use or preference for cover types was evident. Cocks preferred cover heights that were 6 inches or less. The presence of an artificial windbreak disrupted booming grounds.
Short Title:The Journal of Wildlife Management
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