Almost 20 years ago, hunters in Wisconsin persuaded state leaders to allow a hunting season for mourning doves. Now, there’s a new bird in their sights…and a campaign to let state residents hunt sandhill cranes.
La Crosse area lawmaker Steve Doyle is surprised by some arguments he’s hearing for a crane season.
Doyle noted that rock star Ted Nugent was in Madison this week, supporting the hunting of cranes by saying things such as “sandhill cranes are like ribeyes in the sky.”
“This is one where I don’t think that we’ll be out shooting sandhill cranes next year, but I’ve been proven wrong before,” he said.
Doyle doesn’t think Nugent has enough “credibi