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First Sandhill

Postby .#DraKE » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:39 pm

I shot my first sandhill crane yesterday an hour north of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Postby Gooseboy » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:43 pm

is it fun?
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Postby .#DraKE » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:47 pm

It was a blast even though we just sat along the fence line and hoped they would come over. A group of 3 came over me, when I took my first shot I was like oh crap I missed, then it just folded up like a cheap tent.

They are hilarious to watch come down because they are so lanky.

If you get a chance to go after some of these big birds take it, its a great time.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:55 pm

drake, that looks like a nice bird! :thumbsup:

We have them up here too, I may git the same chance soon enough :salude:
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Postby .#DraKE » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:01 pm

Thanks Stouff :thumbsup: :yes:

It wasn't fully matured but still a good sized bird.

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Postby mallardman77 » Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:22 pm

Congrats on the crane!! :thumbsup:

I've been chasing those buggers for four years now and the only time I see them is when there about a thousand feet above my head! :pissed: Did you eat it? Just wondering how they taste.


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Postby .#DraKE » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:22 pm

Thanks :thumbsup:

I plan to make pepperstix and jerky but I need to get a few more pounds of meat. The guys I go with have made it before and they say its good.

They are usually a thousand yards up or a thousand yards in the field where you will never get close enough for a shot. :pissed:
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Postby Heather » Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:56 pm

Awesome! Sandhill is really good eatin'. Before you use all of it on jerky, just try some on the grill. You might change your mind.
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Postby .#DraKE » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:49 pm

Do you have any recipe ideas for Sandhills Heather???
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Postby .#DraKE » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:50 pm

To tell how big the bird actually is, I'm 6'6" you can compare that way.
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Postby mallardhunter » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:07 pm

Congrats on it :salude:
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:40 pm

.#DraKE wrote:To tell how big the bird actually is, I'm 6'6" you can compare that way.


Wow :eek: and I thought I was on the larger side of things... Im 5' 17" :mrgreen:

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Postby .#DraKE » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:20 pm

Thanks mallardhunter :thumbsup:

What can I say Stouff, I'm a big boy :toofunny:
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:31 pm

.#DraKE wrote:

What can I say Stouff, I'm a big boy :toofunny:


RRRBBBB Baby, Im a Duble "XL"!

such a great song! :thumbsup:
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Postby Heather » Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:23 pm

I have only ever tasted sandhill. A guy had grilled some up while waiting in line at the public land I hunt on. It didn't taste like it was all seasoned up. Maybe just a little barbeque sauce. It is very good to eat. They call it "ribeye in the sky" here. Sorry I'm not more help than that.
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