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Fort Pierre National Grassland Wildlife Biologist Ruben Mares spent the morning of April 21 looking for lekking greater prairie chickens and sharp tail grouse. Part of his job is monitoring grouse populations on the grassland. (Photo courtesy of the Capital Journal)

Grouse going strong on grassland in Fort Pierre

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By Nick Lowrey

Capital Journal

FORT PIERRE (AP) — The sun was just peeking over the eastern horizon as Fort Pierre National Grassland wildlife biologist Ruben Mares stepped out of the truck and raised a pair of binoculars to his face.


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