State wildlife officials will take public comment, and the commission will decide whether to allow crane hunting when it meets in August. This is the second time in three years that the agency has pondered such a proposal.
Kentucky has a sandhill crane hunting season and is the only Southeastern state among 15 states nationwide that allow it.
The migratory birds have wingspans up to 6 feet. Tens of thousands of them descend on southeastern Tennessee each winter.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will take public comment until Aug. 10. The email address is TWRA.Comment@tn.gov. Comments may also be mailed to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Att: Waterfowl Regulations, P.O. Box 40747, Nashville, TN 37204.