Sandhill Crane

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Snareman2, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Snareman2

    Snareman2 12 pointer

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    I got lucky enough to get drawn for two Sandhill Crane tags, just need a place to go and make a connection twice to fill my tags. Any pointers or help is appreciated. Anybody have any good contacts. Thank you!
     
  2. Killroy

    Killroy 8 pointer

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    I live on barren and a place to hunt is hard to come by. Good luck. Do a search on here for similar posts. There are a million
     
  3. Mt Pokt

    Mt Pokt 6 pointer

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    Funny thing happened this morning...
    Sandhill Cranes heading south. You'd need a SAM to reach em though.
    Sorry for the crappy video. I was hanging out of my blind upside down. Not an easy task...lol. Tried zooming, but really wasn't prepared for them. Wish the audio was better, but you can still hear them. A mile up and sounded like they were right behind me!
     
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  4. Snareman2

    Snareman2 12 pointer

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    Thank you Killroy, I’ll try to research it. I appreciate the post.
     
  5. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    I had about 40 of them flying over my house last week. They were just flying in circles like they didn't really have anyplace to be.
     
  6. HappyHunter

    HappyHunter 10 pointer

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    They’re riding the thermals to conserve energy. Saw a ton coming through southern Indiana last week
     
  7. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    This is why I don't put in. Really nowhere I can hunt them.
     
  8. Recurve77

    Recurve77 10 pointer

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    Funny! Today while deer hunting out of my blind I could hear them for close to an hour off and on. I would stick my head out of the blind every now and then to see where they were. Never did see them it sounded like they were directly overhead.
     
  9. Not sure where you are located. I live in Barren County, like Kilroy said you will find it very hard to get permission on feeds or really anywhere in general. Your best bet would get permission on areas close to the feeds and pass shoot. Shitty way of doing it, but you gotta take what you can get. You could go crazy and buy decoys and try to set them down on some public land that isn’t refuge. Easier said than done.
     

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  10. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 10 pointer

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    I hunted a buddy’s farm this morning close to park city for coyotes and bout 10 minutes into calling with pupscreams a bunch of sand hill cranes were flying over. I’m talking a bunch. Then out of nowhere 4 dropped down and was within shotgun and circled around 3 times. Then got higher and finally filtered off.
     
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  11. Snareman2

    Snareman2 12 pointer

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    Thank you Guys! They are neat birds!
     
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  12. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    Many in Florida, where they are protected, refer to them as pests. If they were smart, they would simply remove their bird feeders, but they fail to do so, and the monsters tear things up, while making their way from one yard to the next yard, unless they walk across a street and are hit by a car. That is a big problem, becoming even worse.
     
  13. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    You sure that's Sandhills??
     
  14. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    I think so, but I could always be wrong. We have so very many birds that it is ridiculous. I pay more attention to the ones at the surf, quite honestly. Maybe go onto Florida FW and see what they say.
     
  15. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    I'm sure I haven't frequented Florida as much as yourself, but I've been there likely more than you've been here. I've never seen a Sandhill in Florida, and seriously doubt a pair or flock of them to bounce around from feeder to feeder. I could be dead wrong, on all accounts, however. These were picking at bird feeders?
     

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