The letter from Stuart N. Ray, Third District KDFWR Commissioner, referenced in several letters to the editor can be read here.
WKMS NPR/News for the Four Rivers Region
March 8, 2011
Commentary: Kentucky’s First Ever Crane Hunt
Sunday, May 29, 2011/ The Courier-Journal/Sports/Outdoors and Recreation
Proposal for Sandhill Crane season ruffles some feathers
Read “Case for Hunting Sandhills” that appeared on the April 25, 2011 Lexington Herald Leader Kentucky.com and responses to the article.
I am against the proposal by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife
making it Legal to kill sandhill cranes.
Instead of allowing the killing of these beautiful birds why not
encourage their preservation by alerting the public to their presence
during their short one or two month stay in Kentucky. Encourage residents and
tourists to bring their binoculars and NOT THEIR GUNS.
If you too are as enraged as I please contact the
Kentucky Coalition for Sandhill Cranes