(This joke comes from folk musician Art Thieme, who told it at a University of Chicago Folk festival)
A ranger was walking through the forest and encountered a hunter with a rifle and a dead loon.
"What in the world do you think you're doing? Don't you know that the loon is an endangered bird?"
Instead of answering, the hunter showed the ranger a trunk containing 12 more dead loons.
"What on earth are you going to do with 13 dead loons?" the ranger asked.
"My family eats them."
"Well, what does a loon taste like?"
"Oh, somewhere between an American Bald Eagle and a Trumpeter Swan..."