DOUG WRITES: I honestly can’t believe this is for real! I find it horrific and sickening.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said the sandhill crane season will begin Sept. 4 and go through Oct. 10. The hunting area includes portions of Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, Red Lake and Polk counties. Hunters are limited to two birds in one day and are subject to a possession limit of four birds.
Because sandhill cranes are migratory birds, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regulates their harvest. The DNR applied to have a hunting season in northwestern Minnesota because that's where the Midcontinental population of sandhill cranes stay in the late summer and early fall before the lakes freeze up.