Wildlife managers investigate shooting of sandhill cranes


November 26, 2015

SHAWANO COUNTY - Wildlife managers are investigating to find out who killed a pair of protected sandhill cranes in Shawano County.

Stockbridge-Munsee Conservation Warden Beau Miller says the large birds were standing in a field near a road when they were shot, likely with a high-caliber rifle.

He says a few people heard gunshots in the area, but no one saw the shooting.

A news outlet reports that the citation for shooting a protected sandhill crane is about $300 and charges could be filed.

The Department of Natural Resources has been working with local conservation wardens to find out what happened.

Associated Press