The 2014 Nebraska Prairie Chicken Festival


Nebraska Sharptail Grouse strutting Credit: David Neilson
The 2014 Nebraska Prairie Chicken festival (April 4-6, 2014) will be hosted by Calamus Outfitters and the Gracie Creek Landowners.

The festival will kick off with a tradeshow featuring local arts and crafts, educational displays, locally raised beef, live birds and more.

We have another great line up of speakers including Chris Helzer, David Neilson and Jerome Kills Small.

Join Dan Glomski for stargazing Friday evening and Saturday night Joan Wells will be back with her country western band and fancy trick roping.

We are very excited to feature the Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award winner, the Shovel Dot Ranch, on Saturday as well as UNL's Barta Brothers Ranch which serves as a home base for a lot of great prairie chicken research. And of course, the prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse will be in full swing come April!



»Download and print the 2014 Prairie Chicken Festival Agenda.

Registration Details

  • Early Bird Registration (by March 1) = $95/person.
  • Regular Registration = $100/person.
  • One Registration includes one lek trip to prairie chickens, one lek trip to sharp-tailed grouse, 5 meals, all field transportation, all educational displays, speakers and entertainment.


To register for the 2014 Nebraska Prairie Chicken Festival, contact Calamus Outfitters by phone at 308-346-4697 or email us at hbswitzer@nctc.net.