Hundreds of Eastern sandhill cranes are killed every year in regulated hunting seasons. But ironically, strict migratory-bird laws dictate that cranes killed under depredation permits cannot become table fare.
If you're going to kick off waterfowl season, you may as well do it right. So, with that in mind, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper began his 2015 fall campaign by journeying to the Great White North with Franchi to put the hurtin' on the local bird population.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a 60-day sandhill crane hunting season in Tennessee, and public comments are being considered.