What states is it legal to hunt sandhill cranes?


Updated: 18th November 2019

Sixteen states offer crane hunting: Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Idaho, Minnesota, Arizona, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alaska, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota. Many seasons are limited and require a special permit.

Also to know is, is it against the law to shoot a crane?

Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it's illegal to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, attempt to take, capture or kill, or possess any whooping crane, crane part, nest, or egg without a permit.

What do you call a group of cranes?

A group of cranes has many collective nouns, including a "construction", "dance", "sedge", "siege", and "swoop" of cranes.

Do cranes migrate south?

They range south to Mexico and Cuba, and as far west as Siberia. Migratory subspecies of sandhill cranes breed in the Northern U.S., Canada, Alaska, and Siberia. Each winter they undertake long southern journeys to wintering grounds in Florida, Texas, Utah, Mexico, and California.
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