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Thu Oct 7, 2021, 10:15 PM

WTH??? Sand hill cranes are gonna be hunted in Wisconsin is repubs get a say.......😡 😡 😡

Republican lawmakers are introducing a package of bills that would open sandhill crane hunting in Wisconsin and allow residents to carry concealed firearms without licenses.

The package of 13 draft bills, dubbed the Wisconsin Sporting Freedom Package, was released Wednesday in conjunction with Hunter Nation, a Kansas-based hunting group, which is also suing the state over the ability to hunt wolves.

The bills range in topics from adding more pheasants and brook trout, to simplifying turkey hunting seasons, to reducing Department of Natural Resources regulations.

Republican Sen. Rob Stafsholt of New Richmond, chairman of the Senate Sporting Heritage, Small Business and Rural Issues committee, said the bills are aimed at policies Gov. Tony Evers and the DNR haven't listened to from outdoorsmen and women.

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Reply WTH??? Sand hill cranes are gonna be hunted in Wisconsin is repubs get a say.......😡 😡 😡 (Original post)
a kennedy Oct 2021 OP
Diraven Oct 2021 #1
jimfields33 Oct 2021 #3
rlegro Oct 2021 #2

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Oct 7, 2021, 10:31 PM

1. It's already legal in a bunch of states and Canada

It's not much of a sport though. They like to stand around in large groups and are much slower to fly away than ducks so it's kind of a massacre.

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Response to Diraven (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 7, 2021, 11:14 PM

3. We have them all over our development in Florida

They arenít bad at all until you want to drive the road and they decide they need a leisurely walk. They are some slow walkers.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Oct 7, 2021, 10:51 PM

2. A former GOP state legislator pushed years ago for a sandhill crane hunting season

Former Rep. Joel Kleefisch, whose wife is now running for governor, called sandhill cranes "the ribeye of the sky." I tend to see GOP moves to widen the hunt as total disregard for proper natural resource management. If gun-owning hunters want to shoot and trap and fish more species more often, the GOP is 100 percent in favor, no matter what state wildlife biologists say. And so the gerrymandered GOP legislature has given itself more power to control these kinds of decisions.

Result: Wisconsin again has a wolf-hunting season. Wolves were last year de-listed by the feds from the endangered list, and although the state DNR set a responsible kill quota, hunters blew past that ceiling by a significant number, killing an appreciable plurality of the wolf population. Not sustainable.

Wisconsin hunters killed the last of the passenger pigeon species endemic to the Great Lakes region and North America about a century ago. That man-made extinction event helped drive the state's ensuing century of wise natural resource policy. No longer.

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