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Old 12-02-2022, 11:12 PM   #1
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Making it rain Sandhill Cranes today outside Pampa, TX. First morning of a 3 day hunt. Our group shot 25 birds this morning. Great times!



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Old 12-02-2022, 11:34 PM   #2
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Congrats, On my bucket list


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Old 12-03-2022, 12:18 AM   #3
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Nice hunt!

Am I weird to think a sandhill crane would make a cool full body mount?
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Old 12-03-2022, 12:24 AM   #4
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The rib eye of the sky.

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Old 12-03-2022, 07:53 AM   #5
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Awesome! They taste good! Mean ole birds I’ll tell ya that.
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Old 12-03-2022, 07:56 AM   #6
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Nice hunt!

Am I weird to think a sandhill crane would make a cool full body mount?
No, I want one.
I should rephrase.. weird is okay.
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Old 12-03-2022, 09:25 AM   #7
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Lot of good eats in that pile...
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Old 12-03-2022, 10:08 AM   #8
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Those suckers will spear a dog !
Make sure they’re dead before ya grab em and protect your eyes.
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Old 12-03-2022, 10:15 AM   #9
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I got invited to a sandhill crane hunt.
Whats the method to hunting them? What type of shot, distance, setup, etc?

Good skilling MrBull.
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Old 12-03-2022, 10:59 AM   #10
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We use steel BB shot. If the guide is any good they should be close. Federal crane endorsement is required in Texas. We force everyone to use steel because we also get geese in at times. I have shot them from lay out blinds and also a frame blinds. Limit 3 per day in Texas.
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Old 12-03-2022, 11:02 AM   #11
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Nice hunt!

Am I weird to think a sandhill crane would make a cool full body mount?
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No, I want one.
I should rephrase.. weird is okay.


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Old 12-03-2022, 11:20 AM   #12
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Good stuff!! I used to pile them up around there. East side of town always held a lot of cranes.
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Old 12-03-2022, 11:23 AM   #13
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Everybody always talks about how good of eating crane are, but I haven’t found that to be the case. We get a pile of them up here in the panhandle, and to me they’re not very good. Lean and flavorless. They’ve got to be doused in marinade or sauce to be edible lol
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Old 12-03-2022, 11:39 AM   #14
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Everybody always talks about how good of eating crane are, but I haven’t found that to be the case. We get a pile of them up here in the panhandle, and to me they’re not very good. Lean and flavorless. They’ve got to be doused in marinade or sauce to be edible lol
It’s dang sure no ribeye! But good compared to geese or ducks! We sliced the breasts thin and marinaded and wrapped in onions and peppers and rolled up in bacon and grilled and my favorite was to BBQ the thighs. If your just breading out the cranes your missing out.
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Old 12-03-2022, 02:55 PM   #15
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We use steel BB shot. If the guide is any good they should be close. Federal crane endorsement is required in Texas. We force everyone to use steel because we also get geese in at times. I have shot them from lay out blinds and also a frame blinds. Limit 3 per day in Texas.
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Old 12-03-2022, 03:11 PM   #16
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I got invited to a sandhill crane hunt.
Whats the method to hunting them? What type of shot, distance, setup, etc?

Good skilling MrBull.
Layout blinds, #2 shot, had 6 dozen decoys out in front of us and shots were 20-25 yards with a couple about 30. Hunted in corn field.

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Old 12-03-2022, 03:14 PM   #17
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This morning we slayed the ducks over decoys in the corner of a flooded field.

Tomorrow will be another Sandhill Crane hunt.

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Old 12-03-2022, 03:44 PM   #18
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I got invited to a sandhill crane hunt.
Whats the method to hunting them? What type of shot, distance, setup, etc?

Good skilling MrBull.
I've seen them folded with a 410 and lead 4s. When decoyed, they can be killed with steel 4s easy

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It’s dang sure no ribeye! But good compared to geese or ducks! We sliced the breasts thin and marinaded and wrapped in onions and peppers and rolled up in bacon and grilled and my favorite was to BBQ the thighs. If your just breading out the cranes your missing out.
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Old 12-03-2022, 03:47 PM   #19
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This morning we slayed the ducks over decoys in the corner of a flooded field.

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Very nice!
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Old 12-03-2022, 04:03 PM   #20
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Layout blinds, #2 shot, had 6 dozen decoys out in front of us and shots were 20-25 yards with a couple about 30. Hunted in corn field.

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Thanks MrBull.
Slaying for sure.
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Old 12-03-2022, 05:05 PM   #21
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Great hunts! Who are you hunting with? Outfitter?
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Old 12-03-2022, 05:11 PM   #22
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Wow. Nicely done. Do you typically see widgeon in WY this late in the year?
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Old 12-03-2022, 05:23 PM   #23
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Do they really taste as good as people say??
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Old 12-03-2022, 05:30 PM   #24
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Wow. Nicely done. Do you typically see widgeon in WY this late in the year?
He's hunting in Pampa......
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Old 12-03-2022, 05:31 PM   #25
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Everybody always talks about how good of eating crane are, but I haven’t found that to be the case. We get a pile of them up here in the panhandle, and to me they’re not very good. Lean and flavorless. They’ve got to be doused in marinade or sauce to be edible lol
Great tablefare. Just cook rare, med/rare. No need for marinade. Texture is just like beef. No fat like you stated.
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Old 12-03-2022, 05:36 PM   #26
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We’ve killed a few in Brackettville and everyone of them has tasted outstanding. Cooked/seasoned um like a steak… medium rare.
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Old 12-03-2022, 05:55 PM   #27
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He's hunting in Pampa......
Sorry. I'm drunk. Dont mind me. What about you, Doc Holliday? Are you drunk too?
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:03 PM   #28
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Great hunts! Who are you hunting with? Outfitter?
We are hunting with Tornado Country Outfitters.

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Old 12-03-2022, 07:36 PM   #29
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Would love to have a bundle of flight feathers for fletching some wood arrows. Anyone want to clip a bunch with side cutters I would certainly pay the postage.
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Old 12-03-2022, 08:16 PM   #30
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I live in Pampa. Love hearing the first cranes of the year in October. We've had an abundance
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Old 12-03-2022, 11:29 PM   #31
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I'd love to go on a guided crane hunt sometime. They roost of the river right at the north boundary of our lease. The things never shut up!! If i was a coyote or bobcat living on the river, i'd cut my own throat for relief from the noise.
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Old 12-04-2022, 09:15 AM   #32
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We're froze up that's why he's down there.
I can' draw a crane tag in Wyoming so maybe one day.

Nice take, if you need to drop off a crane in Laramie on your way back I'll be home all week, lol.

Enjoy your hunt and travel safe WyoBull.
We're going down for hogs end of Feb.
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Old 12-04-2022, 09:55 AM   #33
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Everybody always talks about how good of eating crane are, but I haven’t found that to be the case. We get a pile of them up here in the panhandle, and to me they’re not very good. Lean and flavorless. They’ve got to be doused in marinade or sauce to be edible lol
I think the comment below backs up your opinion.

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It’s dang sure no ribeye! But good compared to geese or ducks! We sliced the breasts thin and marinaded and wrapped in onions and peppers and rolled up in bacon and grilled and my favorite was to BBQ the thighs. If your just breading out the cranes your missing out.
1. Cut thin.
2. Marinate.
3. Wrap in onion.
4. Wrap in peppers.
5. Wrap in bacon.
6. Grill

Yep, that’ll make it tasty……
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