This page is a resource for “all things sandhill crane” in Wisconsin for better understanding of this beautiful animal, its history and impact on Wisconsin, and the issues that may be involved in establishing an ethical and sustainable harvest.
Fact Sheet for policy makers (25 Oct 2023)
WWA briefing on the SHC, given to state legislators and staff in Oct 2023.
USFWS Presentation on management of SHC and how a Wisconsin hunt would be established. (25 Oct 2024)
Editorial: “Why Support a Sandhill Crane hunt, even if you’ll never hunt one” (Sep 2022)
USFWS Management Plan for the Eastern Population of Sandhill Cranes (i.e., Wisconsin’s SHC)
US Department of Agriculture report on human-sandhill crane conflicts (2017)
A series of articles about the Sandhill hunt issues in Wisconsin (2021-2022)
This series of articles is intended to provide some background and education about this complex issue. Topics covered in these articles include:
- Basic biology of Eastern Sandhill Crane
- Unique aspect (challenges and opportunities) of a Wisconsin SHC season
- Path and partnerships in establishing a Wisconsin SHC season
SHC Ecology and Damage Management in Wisconsin
SHC Crop damage and deterrent use