By Brad Trumbo
The Times 

Palouse Outdoors: A New Day for Grasslands Conservation


October 7, 2021

Brad Trumbo

Llewellin setter Finnigan runs the vast plains of the Rocky Mountain Front. Read the October edition of Palouse Outdoors on Page 7 to learn more about Finnigan's adventures and grassland conservation

The early golden hour bathed the landscape in a peachy hue as the setters and I stood by the truck. It was somewhere around day number 200 that I had set foot on the grasslands between Waitsburg and Minnesota since 2011. This day, we would embark on the Sheyenne National Grasslands in North Dakota. Sharp-tailed grouse were beginning to stir somewhere in the expanse before us.

We were north of the Sheyenne River in an area where it was safe to hunt sharp-tails. Endangered Species Act-protected lesser prairie chickens were found south of the river. While I cannot recall if it was even legal t...

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