sandhill crane

Environment
1:57 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Kentucky Wraps Up Third Year of Controversial Sandhill Crane Hunting Season

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Kentucky’s third annual sandhill crane hunting season wrapped up yesterday and Fish and Wildlife officials are calling it a success.

The most recent numbers show 87 birds were killed in this year’s sandhill crane hunting season, mostly in Barren County. That’s slightly lower than last year, when 92 birds were killed. But both years, the actual hunt fell far below the quota of 400 birds the Department of Fish and Wildlife set.

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Government
9:16 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Sandhill crane hunt to be considered again by TFWC

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The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will again consider instituting a sandhill crane hunt.  State wildlife officials will take public comment, and the commission will decide whether to allow crane hunting when it meets in August. This is the second time in three years that the agency has pondered such a proposal.  The Tennessean reports the commission considered a hunt in 2011 but deferred action on the proposal. 

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Environment
8:30 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Ends With Record Numbers

Hunters killed 92 sandhill cranes in Kentucky's second hunting season for the bird. That's 42 more than last season.

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Environment
7:35 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Endangered Whooping Cranes Found in KY

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Kentucky wildlife officials say they’ve spotted endangered whooping cranes in Henderson and Hopkins counties. The sightings were at the Sloughs Wildlife Management Area and along the Pond River.

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Environment
8:27 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Opens

Kentucky’s second annual sandhill crane hunting season is officially underway. 332 hunters were granted permits to bag two birds each.  The season will last until Jan. 13, or until 400 birds are killed. Rocky Pritchert is a migratory bird specialist for the Division of Fish and Wildlife. The initial plan is for sandhill crane hunting to last at least three years, and Pritchert says the state evaluates the results of the hunt every year.

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