Conservation wardens in Shawano County are looking for whoever is responsible for killing two sandhill cranes. Marv Malone told WLUK that he watched three of the protected cranes from his home near Gresham for the past couple weeks. On Sunday morning, a game warden discovered two of the birds dead.
“From the location of the cranes, that were in the field adjacent to the road, it appeared someone came driving down the road, seen the cranes, and shot them, possibly from the vehicle,” said Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Conservation Warden Beau Miller. Miller said the sandhill cranes were likely shot with a high-caliber rifle.
“We have a few people that heard shots in the area, but nobody that actually seen it happen,” he told WLUK.