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Class of 2009

Two release methods were used in 2009: Aircraft-guided (Group One) and Direct Autumn Release (Group Two). Group Three includes two wild-hatched Whooping Cranes in the Eastern Migratory Population that unfortunately… Continue reading Class of 2009

Class of 2007

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ← Return to Biographies Two release methods were used in 2007: Ultralight-guided (Group One) and Direct Autumn Release (Group Two). All Whooping cranes released in 2007 under the aircraft-guided… Continue reading Class of 2007

Whooping Crane Shot in South Dakota

ICF is saddened to report on the fatal shooting of a Whooping Crane in South Dakota. The migrating adult crane was from the Aransas/Wood Buffalo population and was traveling with two Whooping Cranes when it was shot with a rifle while standing in a corn field. Law enforcement officers with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks are investigating the shooting which took place on April 20, 2012.

Class of 2005

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]← Return to Biographies This is the first year the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership utilized two release methods: Ultralight-guided and Direct Autumn Release (DAR). The DAR method also involves costume handlers… Continue reading Class of 2005

Class of 2003

18-03 with his mate 36-09 and their chick W11-21. Photo by Sally Most

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ← Return to Biographies The third year of the reintroduction! The aircraft-guided method was used to teach these young Whooping Cranes a migration route from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge… Continue reading Class of 2003