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Kansas to pursue prairie chicken breeding program


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Kansas will develop a program for breeding lesser prairie chickens in hopes of getting the federal government to back off its listing of the bird as a threatened species, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday.

 

An Audubon of Kansas leader labeled the idea "far-fetched" and said it won't work because game birds bred in captivity typically don't have the skills necessary to survive long in the wild.

 

Read more: http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S3500042.shtml

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