The Friends of the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District is a non-profit group formed to enhance public awareness and appreciation of Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge. They also assist and support the refuge through volunteerism and by providing financial support through grant activities and fundraising. Visit www.friendsofdlwildlife.org to learn how you can become a friend of the refuge.
Ducks Unlimited http://www.ducks.org/Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society http://www.prairiechicken.orgMinnesota Department of Natural Resources http://www.dnr.state.mn.usBuffalo Red River Watershed District http://www.brrwd.orgLakes Area Birding Club http://lakesareabirdingclub.org/Izaak Walton League http://www.iwla.orgSafari Club International Foundation http://www.safariclubfoundation.org/
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See the spectacular annual mating ritual of the Greater Prairie Chicken in an activity known as “booming”. This primitive ceremony pits bird against bird as male chickens stake out territory to attract hens for mating. The most dominate and aggressive males will hold the center of the “booming ground”, which is called a lek.