hunting en Gunsights on Sandhill Cranes <p>FRANKFORT, KY&nbsp; - <span class="article-content"><span>Over the objections of a bevy of&nbsp;birdwatchers, a sandhill crane hunting season may soon become a reality in Kentucky.&nbsp;&nbsp; Sandhill cranes are large, migratory birds that were almost completely wiped out in the early 1900&#39;s, but rebounded with federal protection. The population east of the Mississippi River now numbers around 60,000 and many of the birds winter in Kentucky. Sat, 04 Jun 2011 00:25:42 +0000 Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio 5563 at Gunsights on Sandhill Cranes