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By Ralph Helfer

Spanning seven many years and 3 continents, Modoc is without doubt one of the so much awesome real animal tales ever advised. Raised jointly in a small German circus city, a boy and an elephant shaped a bond that will final their complete lives, and will be established many times; via a near-fatal shipwreck within the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the mythical Mahout elephant running shoes within the Indian teak forests, and their eventual upward thrust to circus stardom in Nineteen Forties manhattan urban. Modoc is an enthralling precise tale of loyalty, friendship, and excessive experience, to be valuable by means of animal fans everywhere.

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1 km2 (642–1,260) units. The PCAs are scattered throughout the state’s Lesser Prairie-Chicken range and have been primarily managed through livestock exclusion or light grazing. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Home Administration have not been fenced to exclude livestock. Within the historical range of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken in northwestern Oklahoma, the Cooper, Beaver River, and Packsaddle Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) together total >21,457 ha (53,000 acres), much of which consists of sand sagebrush or sand shinnery oak prairies.

The NMDGF first conducted roadside surveys in 1998 and established 29 routes scattered throughout the species’ range by 1999, as well as monitoring at 29 sites designated as Prairie Chicken Areas (Davis et al. 2008). 8 km2 (12,800 acre) survey areas— one each in Finney, Meade, and Morton counties. 6 km (1 mile) on either side. Survey routes are monitored annually using spring listening surveys designed to locate all the leks on each area and obtain flush counts from each lek. Roadside survey methodology has allowed annual population density indices and long-term trends to be derived.

Large consortiums leased grazing rights from the Cherokee tribe in what was known as the Cherokee Outlet. The largest were the Box Ranch and the Comanche Pool, which operated in both Kansas and Indian Territory (Oklahoma). The Homestead Act unfolded somewhat differently in the Oklahoma Territory, where it was first applied in 1889. From 1889 through 1895, a series of land “runs” took place mainly in the West where “unassigned lands” not assigned to Indian reservations were opened to settlement.

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