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Crane eating all my coy

Postby Nichkor7 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:34 am

I know this isn't a related topic but does anyone have any tips on hunting sand hill cranes. I've got one in my pond eating all my fish! Should I get up before daylight and throw a few duck decoys out and maybe that will help convince it to come in?

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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby Cujo1 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:53 am

Nichkor7 wrote:I know this isn't a related topic but does anyone have any tips on hunting sand hill cranes. I've got one in my pond eating all my fish! Should I get up before daylight and throw a few duck decoys out and maybe that will help convince it to come in?

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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby woodduck31 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:20 pm

a single sandhill crane eating fish doesn't quite sound right to me, not that they don't eat fish, they are fairly opportunistic. Finding a lone sandhill seems odd also, it sounds a lot like a heron. at any rate there are seasons in various states for cranes, might want to investigate that. I've already seen a member here misidentify an immature crane as a blue heron. Of course maybe it's just you that's fishing.
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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby KRB » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:23 pm

22mag it's stealing :yes:
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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby wanapasaki » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:55 pm

Yeah I agree with the above ^ I have a heron come out ant try to eat my Koi. Best thing I found, is a heron decoy... They don't socialize too much
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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby War Wagon » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:38 pm

WACK the SOB, a man has to protect his fish.
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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby mudpack » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:31 am

woodduck31 wrote:a single sandhill crane eating fish doesn't quite sound right to me, not that they don't eat fish, they are fairly opportunistic. Finding a lone sandhill seems odd also, it sounds a lot like a heron. at any rate there are seasons in various states for cranes, might want to investigate that. I've already seen a member here misidentify an immature crane as a blue heron. Of course maybe it's just you that's fishing.

This ^.
Sandhill cranes do not eat fish. You've got a GB heron harassing your coy. A friend in SoCal had that problem, solved by putting netting over his pond until the bird abandoned it. My neighbor here in Kansas had the same problem last year. I recommended he solve it with a 20 ga. (we don't live in town...) I don't know if he did or not, but the heron hasn't been seen for awhile. :biggrin:
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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby KRB » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:06 am

Had the same problem on my dads pond after he stocked it with trout. Bad Heron, Justice was served
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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby Nichkor7 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:47 am

mudpack wrote:
woodduck31 wrote:a single sandhill crane eating fish doesn't quite sound right to me, not that they don't eat fish, they are fairly opportunistic. Finding a lone sandhill seems odd also, it sounds a lot like a heron. at any rate there are seasons in various states for cranes, might want to investigate that. I've already seen a member here misidentify an immature crane as a blue heron. Of course maybe it's just you that's fishing.

This ^.
Sandhill cranes do not eat fish. You've got a GB heron harassing your coy. A friend in SoCal had that problem, solved by putting netting over his pond until the bird abandoned it. My neighbor here in Kansas had the same problem last year. I recommended he solve it with a 20 ga. (we don't live in town...) I don't know if he did or not, but the heron hasn't been seen for awhile. :biggrin:


20ga sounds easier then a net.


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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby blackrock » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:23 am

Yeah, unless you get caught or seen shooting a protected bird. Hard to hunt next year without a license. Most people with expensive koi use netting to prevent predation.
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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby mudpack » Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:06 pm

Yep,

20 ga = easier/cheaper
netting = lawful

The choice is yours.
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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby D Comeaux » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:42 pm

Blue Heron
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Sand Hill Crane
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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby Nichkor7 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:33 am

D Comeaux wrote:Blue Heron
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Sand Hill Crane
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It looks a lot like the Sandhill. Although it's not matching because you guys said its rare for just one to be alone?


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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby Nichkor7 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:35 am

Do the cranes and herons sound the same/ make the same noises


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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby mudpack » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:45 am

Nichkor7 wrote:Do the cranes and herons sound the same/ make the same noises

Not only do sandhills not pursue live fish, their call is completely different than the GB heron.
The sandhill makes a trill, the heron makes a squawk.
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Re: Crane eating all my coy

Postby Gr33nHead » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:28 am

Round here we call em' "ShitaGallons" :wink:
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