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#6096699 - 12/22/15 01:04 PM do Sandhill cranes make frequent pit stops in row crop farm land?
Hilltop0111 Offline
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I just posted up today to see what was flying but all I seen was flocks of white birds on the row crops. New to hunting so didn't want to start shooting something I wasn't supposed to. This is in south Texas.

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#6096994 - 12/22/15 03:51 PM Re: do Sandhill cranes make frequent pit stops in row crop farm land? [Re: Hilltop0111]
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White egrets? confused2
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#6098144 - 12/23/15 09:32 AM Re: do Sandhill cranes make frequent pit stops in row crop farm land? [Re: Hilltop0111]
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Do egrets fly in this pattern? Pretty sure they were Sandhill crane. Are they good eating or only used to mount?

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#6098163 - 12/23/15 09:41 AM Re: do Sandhill cranes make frequent pit stops in row crop farm land? [Re: Hilltop0111]
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Sandhill crane is Ribeye of the sky. WAY better than duck or goose. Chicken fry it, grill it, stir fry it. My favorite by far.

grill food
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#6098245 - 12/23/15 10:31 AM Re: do Sandhill cranes make frequent pit stops in row crop farm land? [Re: NMGW]
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Originally Posted By: NMGW
Sandhill crane is Ribeye of the sky. WAY better than duck or goose. Chicken fry it, grill it, stir fry it. My favorite by far.

grill food


But they aint white.
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#6098337 - 12/23/15 11:25 AM Re: do Sandhill cranes make frequent pit stops in row crop farm land? [Re: Hilltop0111]
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I wouldn't be shooting any white cranes....

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#6098405 - 12/23/15 12:09 PM Re: do Sandhill cranes make frequent pit stops in row crop farm land? [Re: Hilltop0111]
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Shoot the white ones and you won't be shooting anything for a while... bolt
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#6098407 - 12/23/15 12:10 PM Re: do Sandhill cranes make frequent pit stops in row crop farm land? [Re: Hilltop0111]
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There is multiple flocks landing. These that I photographed where grey with some markings below breast. The white birds may be egrets but I can distinguish between a grey and a white bird. And I checked again and I'm by the bay and I think I fall into an excluded area for Sandhill crane so I'm only going to be able to watch them.. The wonder the population is so high with them here

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#6098420 - 12/23/15 12:20 PM Re: do Sandhill cranes make frequent pit stops in row crop farm land? [Re: Hilltop0111]
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Originally Posted By: Hilltop0111
I'm only going to be able to watch them.


That is probably a good thing.
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#6098439 - 12/23/15 12:32 PM Re: do Sandhill cranes make frequent pit stops in row crop farm land? [Re: Hilltop0111]
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The white ones will whoop your savings account in no time
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#6098969 - 12/23/15 06:27 PM Re: do Sandhill cranes make frequent pit stops in row crop farm land? [Re: Hilltop0111]
Hilltop0111 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/15
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Lol. NO they aren't whooping cranes. But those are the newyork strip of the sky and I'd take em too... Just joking. [censored]. A joke. I've only shot dove men. I ain't trying to go to jail for a damn bird. I'll buy the sum bitch before I try doing that illegal crap.

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