**Please check back Early April of 2022 for confirmation of blind location**
Directions: From the junction of US Highway 53 and County Highway M (GPS Coordinates: 46.284186, -91.828144)
WHat you need to know:
- Dress Warmly!!! It can be COLD!!
- Blind has chairs and can accommodate up to 3 observers.
- Park only at designated parking spot to minimize disturbing the sharp-tails
- Plan to arrive 30 minutes before sunrise (see attached table) or about 5:30 am. (if you arrive too late after sunrise the sharp-tails may be slow to return or not return that day.
- Sharp-tails may be present when you arrive, many spend the night on or near the dancing ground, but usually return within 10 minutes if you do not arrive too late.
- Enter the blind through the rear zippered door.
- Remain in the blind until 7:30 am (about 1-2 hrs. after sunrise), or until the birds leave.
- The blind is the highest object in the vicinity of the dancing ground. Occasionally females will land on top of the blind before they go onto the dancing ground.
- Sharp-tailed grouse dancing activity peaks between April 15 and May 10, although males may be present long before or after these dates but typically do not display much.
- Most activity occurs when the sky is clear and the wind is calm. Little or no dancing occurs when is raining, snowing, or very windy.
- In the blind, there is a clipboard with observation forms. Please complete the form and either leave it in the blind for others to enjoy and ultimately help in our monitoring program.
For Additional information
Wisconsin Local DNR Contact: (715) 372-8539 x 115
Sunrise and Sunset Information