- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. (AP) - Wildlife managers are investigating to find out who killed a pair of protected sandhill cranes in Shawano County.

Stockbridge-Munsee Conservation Warden Beau Miller says the large birds were standing in a field near a road when they were shot, likely with a high-caliber rifle.

He says a few people heard gunshots in the area, but no one saw the shooting.

Green Bay TV station WLUK reports (https://bit.ly/1kTkI3O ) that the citation for shooting a protected sandhill crane is about $300 and charges could be filed.

The Department of Natural Resources has been working with local conservation wardens to find out what happened.

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Information from: WLUK-TV, https://www.fox11online.com

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