Sunrise from another place and time

Multicolored sunrise with Black Skimmers at Fort De SotoMulticolored sunrise with Black Skimmers at Fort De Soto

I struggled this morning trying to decide what to post on this day, September 1, 2014 because today Utah got a bit uglier. The reason Utah got uglier is that today Crow hunting killing season begins for the first time in the state so the day is already off on a bad start.

There might be people killing crows today but they aren’t hunters they are just killing for no reason. They won’t eat the crows even though they are legally supposed to. And ravens are going to die because some of those people don’t know the difference between crows, blackbirds and ravens.

educational-my arse

The graphic above is what the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources believes is enough to educate crow killers about the differences between crows, blackbirds and ravens. I suppose the Utah DWR feels that they are legally covered with this material afterall it was in the guide even though it was buried on page 54 of their new 56 page guide to upland game bird hunting. Is it enough to educate those crow killers? Not in my opinion.

Yes, Utah got a bit uglier today.  So instead I have shared a sunrise photo from another place and time.



  1. Utahbooklover September 3, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Lost on the crow hunt, and I feel bad about that. But just a few hours ago Sage Grouse in the Morgan area got a second chance, since the council voted for more study before going ahead with the Yaryca proposal for land use, as Mia mentioned in a prior post. It’s hard to fight the big money of the developers, but what I heard gave me hope.

  2. Elephant's Child September 1, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I am so very sorry.

  3. Tami September 1, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I do not like the sport of hunting. Hunting for meat is one thing but just needless killing is not hunting, it’s killing as you’ve so succinctly written, Mia. Thank you for the beautiful sunrise photo to remind us of just how much beauty there can be in the world.

  4. Jolanta September 1, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    This is cruel and inhumane, I see no justification for such a decision.
    Stunning foto!

  5. Ilze Long September 1, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Reminds me of the expression “eat crow” to indicate when someone has made bad mistake. Sounds like the Gov and his
    crew in Utah need to “eat crow.” I lived in Utah for 10 years, and was astonished at the mindset.

    Who kills for the sake of killing? Kills anything at all. The religious people will tell you that “life is precious”. I say, “Show us!” Take care of each other and the world around you.

    Of course, this is the day that WWII began…. Oh humanity!!

  6. Stu September 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

    A Utarded decision. Very sad day. Just need some residents to pester the governor of how he records the killers and what birds they ate, which wont exist, then threaten to sue him. I said all this before. It is very easy to change things, one person can change things for a 100,000 people. As I am not a resident I would not be able to sue anyone, but anyone there could. Again it is just the THREAT of a lawsuit that can overturn this decision. If you live there and know a lawyer, get him to ask governor how they track who has eaten what.. These people are dweebs and cowards obviously and just ONE case started could stop this whole thing. Ok .I am not going to go on about this again. It can be stopped.. Just needs someone there to threaten a lawsuit…

  7. Maryanne Hagenbrock September 1, 2014 at 8:47 am

    sad indeed. thanks for the education on the tails. I have many crows or ravens visit me every day. glad I live in Fl. Where we love our wildlife

  8. Montanagirl September 1, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Gorgeous photo, MIa.

  9. Brandon Wheaton September 1, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Utah should be ashamed. This is needless killing of a great bird. No one eats crow meat so what kind of sick human kills for the sake of killing?

  10. Patty Chadwick September 1, 2014 at 7:39 am

    A sad day for crows…ravens, other black birds….and Utah…

  11. Sarah Mayhew September 1, 2014 at 7:39 am


    Lovely photo!

  12. Lois Bryan September 1, 2014 at 7:37 am

    tragic … truly tragic …

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