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I just got back from a three day hunt in Canyon Texas for Sandhill Cranes.  I bought this hunt at our local chapters SCI banquet.  This was my first time hunting cranes and it was a blast.  

They call sandhill cranes the flying ribeye of the sky.  I had heard so much about how great they are to eat that I was worried that it would not live up to hype.  Our outfitter grilled us some breasts one night and let me say that it does live up to the hype.  If you did not know you were eating crane you would think it was steak.   We also had some spectacular sunrises and sunsets.  


I used Diamond Wing Outfitters.  They were great.  Worked hard to make sure we had opportunities to kill cranes.  The limit is three per day.  We had four hunters in our group.  The first day we saw thousands of cranes but only killed 3.  The second day we got 9 but should have limited out.  They are a tough bird to bring down unless you get a clean head shot.  The third day we got our limit.  One afternoon we also got some duck hunting in.  All in all it was a great trip.














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Have a buddy who gets him some every year over here in E TN, Watts Bar lake IIRC.  Glad you had a good trip.  

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I actually got drawn for a sandhill crane tag here in TN.  Now I just need to figure out where to go hunt them.

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