Well tonight was the first night I have been able to go out for my crane. I hunted a ranch over near Twin Bridges in some wheat stubble. I got there at 430 and sat in the truck glassing some 30-50 bird crane groups to see how the flight patterns were. I quickly noticed that one group was getting alot more in coming birds than all the others combined so I moved into a postion that generally intercepted a majority of the incomming birds. I had plenty of birds flying by but I couldnt get a close clean shot at an adult crane, with all the juvs. Still, it only took about 20 min before I had a pair of adults fly within range and that was that. At 40 yards with 12 ga loaded with 3" #5 copper plated turkey/crane loads, my season was over. Anticlimatic as heck but still fun. I dont think its fully mature, its probaby 1-2 years old. My dog moose was bent that I wouldnt let him fetch it up, but I wanted to make sure it was dead befor he got near it. That bill is pretty lethal.