Q. What in the world is a "viewing blind?"

A. A typical viewing blind is a small enclosure built of plywood with a small door, a bench seat for four, and small viewing slits. They are not heated, and they don't have restrooms! But they are perfect for prairie chicken viewing.


A. A typical viewing blind is a small enclosure built of plywood with a small door, a bench seat for four, and small viewing slits. They are not heated, and they don't have restrooms! But they are perfect for prairie chicken viewing.

Q.  What should I wear into the viewing blinds?
 
A.  Wear layers of clothing and a waterproof/windproof jacket. Wear thick socks and waterproof boots, as early spring in Wisconsin tends to be wet and muddy. Don't forget a hat and gloves!
 
Q. What else should I bring into the viewing blinds?
 
A.  A seat cushion is a good idea, as it will help you stay warm and comfortable. Handwarmers may help, too. You will want to silence cell phones or leave them in your car to avoid distracting other viewers, or more importantly, the prairie chickens. Bring your camera, or you may miss incredible photo opportunities!

Q. How can I reserve a spot in a blind?

A. Golden Sands RC&D is no longer handling viewing blind registrations.  If you are interested in seeing the Prairie Chickens, please contact UW-Stevens Point's Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) at (715) 346-4681.
 
Q.  What is the Boomin' Brewery Bash?

A. The Boomin' Brewery Bash will be held Saturday evening, April 11th, from 3:00PM to 9:00PM at Central Waters Brewing Company, 351 Allen Street, Amherst, WI. Enjoy live music, vendors and exhibitors, local food and beer, presentations, open mic, and a chance to take home our very own specially labeled "Boomin' Brew Ale."