MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WAFF) - Alabama hunters will have a chance to hunt a migratory bird that has not been hunted in Alabama in more than 100 years.
The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division will conduct a draw hunt of 400 permits to hunt sandhill cranes.
This makes Alabama the third state east of the Mississippi River to hold a sandhill hunt.
The sandhill crane season will be split. The first segment will be from Dec. 3, 2019 to Jan. 5, 2020. The second segment will be Jan. 16-31, 2020.
Hunters will only be able to harvest three birds per permit.