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#5580477 - 02/03/15 03:13 PM Whooping Crane Shot - Reward
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Some "hunter," and I use that term loosely, shot a Whooping Crane in Aransas Bay.

There is a reward of $27,500.

Time to police our own.

http://www.savingcranes.org/whats-new/2015/02/5307/

http://www.fws.gov/southwest/docs/WhoopingCraneReward_NR_020315.pdf

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#5580516 - 02/03/15 03:40 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: jeffbird]
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#5580522 - 02/03/15 03:45 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Wish I knew!


Me too. I'd turn my Mom in for that kinda money!


J/K Mom. peep
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#5580640 - 02/03/15 05:07 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: jeffbird]
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#5580646 - 02/03/15 05:10 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: SniperRAB]
stxranchman Offline
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB

bs we all know he would be choking that crane bs
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#5580735 - 02/03/15 05:55 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: jeffbird]
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Is this the same one reported on here earlier?
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#5580742 - 02/03/15 05:58 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: jeffbird]
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Sad but true.




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#5580795 - 02/03/15 06:41 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: BuckRage]
glens Offline
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Just got back from Rockport and had seen 6 cranes together, right off the bay. Majestic birds. Hope they catch the idiot.

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#5580887 - 02/03/15 07:43 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
Is this the same one reported on here earlier?


I looked it up and it was in migratory bird section. Yes, same bird. Reward money is now being added to the investigation.

Originally Posted By: glens
Just got back from Rockport and had seen 6 cranes together, right off the bay. Majestic birds. Hope they catch the idiot.


Concur.

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#5580973 - 02/03/15 08:27 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: jeffbird]
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27,500.00 for a bird! It is bad one got shot but that is ridiculous.

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#5581014 - 02/03/15 08:50 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: huntwest]
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Originally Posted By: huntwest
27,500.00 for a bird! It is bad one got shot but that is ridiculous.


The county judge of Aransas County has testified under oath that the Whooping Cranes and refuge generate millions a year in tax revenue to Aransas County and the refuge is critical to the health of the bay and economy dependent on it which is worth tens of millions a year and hundreds of millions in property value.

So, no it is not a ridiculous amount in comparison.

If the Whooping Cranes were not there, the refuge would not be there. It would be just another stretch of coast with chemical plants, shopping strips, and some weekend homes and a bay comparable in recreation, hunting, fishing and seafood quality to Lavaca or Nueces Bay.

Given that the "hunter" is hiding, expect to see a vigorous prosecution if he is caught rather than him stepping up and owning what probably was an honest mistake. With the money coming to the table, will be interesting to see if one of his friends turns him out or he cracks from worrying about whether his friends will turn him in.

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#5581059 - 02/03/15 09:09 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: jeffbird]
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If it was an honest mistake I'm sure he will keep mum about it and hope not to do it again
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#5581065 - 02/03/15 09:11 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: txtrophy85]
jeffbird Offline


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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
If it was an honest mistake I'm sure he will keep mum about it and hope not to do it again



Guarantee he told someone. And who goes duck hunting alone in the bay?

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#5581069 - 02/03/15 09:12 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
If it was an honest mistake I'm sure he will keep mum about it and hope not to do it again



Maybe he thought it was a goose grin
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#5581101 - 02/03/15 09:30 PM Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: jeffbird]
rowdydog1 Offline
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Registered: 07/08/14
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Maybe he doesn't realize he shot it. I'm assuming it was found away from the hunter.

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