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My Crane season is over-pic

Postby phutch30 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:00 pm

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.

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Postby Duck Runner » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:10 am

Congrats on the crane. What will you be doing with it? I hear crane is mighty tastey. :thumbsup:
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Postby phutch30 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:41 am

They are very tasty. My wife or I draw a tag every year. This year I was the lucky one, last year was hers.
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Postby fun4jake » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:57 am

congrats on the bird. Now go get some elk already.
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Postby phutch30 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:07 am

Ya ya. Whats up with quiting the moderator postion?
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Postby fun4jake » Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:16 pm

I didnt quit, I was removed because I did not spend my summer on the site. What stinks about it is that I became moderator before Montana even had anything going on in it because there was no-one to do it at the time. Now There must be people just begging to be Mods of Montana to be removed like that. Funny thing is that admin2 has not responded to my email, and at the same time he is asking for more mods for Montana. Dont know how I pissed him off but thats the story.
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Postby DownThePipe » Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:46 pm

Nice job on the crane- I am going to have to do that sometime- they are all over the place but I never took the time to look at the regs and get a tag.
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Postby wingnutty » Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:15 pm

Nice work on the crane. I got mine here in ID without too much effort. Tasted pretty darn good!
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