Sandhills were the last bird a friend from AK needed to finish his list. Booked a late trip with crane wreckers in Blackwell ok. I usually struggle getting along with guides and am rarely impressed. Holy smokes! Brian and monte have got it together. First set up was on a field that had probably 20,000+ cranes on it yesterday. They just didn't want to be there.
At 8 Brian pulled the plug and we moved the whole rig to a waterhole.
Steadily the geese, mallards, and a few cranes came in. Tiny little cackler.
We were supposed to go hunt a friends mallard hole that was holding hundreds of mallards at 1 but decided to stick it out. Glad we did. Finished up limits of cranes and a good pile of geese and mallards.
The noisy cricket got it done.
Brian even asked to shoot it and smoked a big crane. Which wasn't to hard considering everything was landing in the stuffers at 20 yards.
Going again in the am and plan on getting some good pics of the setup.
If you are looking for a dedicated crane outfit, I highly recommend crane wreckers.