Dusty Trails is offering prairie chicken tours on select days from March 15-April 22.

Prairie chickens are known for the dancing they do as part of their mating ritual during spring. To successfully attract a female mate, the male Prairie Chickens must impress them with their dancing prowess.

Tickets are $60, with the option to add a private photography blind for an additional cost.

Males gather in large numbers on dancing grounds known as leks. They will cackle, jump, and stomp their feet, sometimes scuffling with a rival. Then they will scrunch down and inflate their bright orange neck sacks and emit an eerie booming sound.

The ladies on the other hand will observe the shenanigans circumspectly, examining the prospects with a critical eye. However, if they see something they like, they may come forward for a brief, flurried assignation.

For more information or tickets, see VisitNorthPlatte.com/things-to-

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