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Issue Papers

Sandhill Crane Hunt

WSO strives to alert members and the public to situations and practices that threaten Wisconsin’s bird populations. WSO provides the following information in the interest of educating its members as well as the general public regarding the possibility of a Sandhill Crane hunting season in Wisconsin. The Society recognizes that a major partner in our mission is the hunting community of Wisconsin – in fact, many of our members are hunters. The sales of hunting and fishing licenses, stamps, permits, and other hunting-related taxes have provided an essential funding source for wildlife conservation projects. While WSO acknowledges and supports the cultural heritage of hunting in our state, it recognizes that the harvest of some wildlife species may be biologically or socially unacceptable.

Read the WSO issue paper on the proposed Sandhill Crane hunt.