Hunters can still get permits for sandhill crane hunt

Hunters have one more chance to get a permit to take part in the state's first sandhill crane hunt.

On Saturday, TWRA held a drawing to distribute 400 permits for the hunt scheduled for Nov. 28 Jan. 1, 2014. They had 134 left over, and are distributing those on Wednesday at the four regional offices, located in Jackson, Nashville, Crossville, and Morristown.

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Each permit carries a limit of three birds. Participants must have a Type 001 hunt/fish license plus a Type 005 waterfowl license or equivalent.

All sandhill crane permit holders must pass an internet-based crane identification test before hunting. TWRA wants to make sure hunters can differentiate between the sandhill crane and other, protected species like the whooping crane.


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