Hunters can start applying for sandhill crane hunt

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Hunters interested in participating in Kentucky's first sandhill crane season can begin applying for permits.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said it will take applications for permits from Nov. 15 through Nov. 30 and hold a drawing Dec. 5 to select up to 400 hunters.

Hunters are allowed to take up to two sandhill cranes and must register them with the department. The hunt will begin Dec. 17 and continue through Jan. 15, 2012, or until hunters take 400 birds.

It will be the first hunting season for sandhill cranes in a state east of the Mississippi in a century. The birds were nearly extinct in the early 1900s because of overhunting, but officials say the populations have rebounded enough to allow a limited hunting season.

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