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Cranes cause hunting to stop at refuge

November 6, 2009

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— Hunting has been temporarily halted at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge to protect more than a dozen whooping cranes spotted at the refuge.

Melanie Olds, biological science technician at the refuge, says 11 adult and three juvenile cranes were spotted Wednesday in the north part of the refuge.

Hunting is not allowed when the whooping cranes are present because they are an endangered species.

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