What states is it legal to hunt sandhill cranes?
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.
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.
- In Great Britain the heron is protected at all times under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, with fines or prison sentences available for anyone killing or attempting to kill one (see A brief guide to birds and the law, linked from this page, for further details).
- Unprotected Birds. The only birds not protected by any state or federal law are European starlings, English sparrows, feral rock doves (common pigeon, Columba livia) and Eurasian collared-doves; these species may be killed at any time, their nests or eggs destroyed, and their feathers may be possessed.
- In most areas of Texas, if you want to own a tiger, there is nothing to stop you. The state has no regulations when it comes to exotic animals. And federal laws do not apply because most of the Texas tigers are considered private pets.
A group of cranes has many collective nouns, including a "construction", "dance", "sedge", "siege", and "swoop" of cranes.
- A group of rabbits is known as a colony or nest (or, occasionally, a warren, though this more commonly refers to where the rabbits live). A group of baby rabbits produced from a single mating is referred to as a litter, and a group of domestic rabbits living together is sometimes called a herd.
- Well, a pack of bears is called a sleuth or sloth, but pandas are kind of special and get their own collective names to choose from: A bamboo of pandas, An embarrassment of pandas, A cupboard of pandas.
- One of the collective nouns for a group of alligators is a "Congregation".
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.
- In captivity cranes can live up to 30 years. In the wild, many sandhills die within the first two years; if they survive this period, they can live 15-20 years.
- Today, these large birds are found predominately in North America. 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.
- Answer: Feeding wildlife is generally discouraged and, in some cases, illegal. In Florida, it is illegal to feed manatees, sandhill cranes, bears, raccoons, foxes, and alligators.
Updated: 18th November 2019