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#908825 - 09/16/09 09:38 AM SANDHILL CRANE CALL
coyotehunters Offline
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Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 238
Loc: North Texas
Anybody have any suggestions for the best sandhill crane call. I used one that I got from Haydels last year and I wasnt to impressed with it. I have heard that some people use a specklebelly goose call but dont have any experiance with those. What is everyone else using. THANKS



Edited by coyotehunters (09/16/09 09:39 AM)

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#908958 - 09/16/09 10:34 AM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: coyotehunters]
RockinR Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 332
I have a buddy that uses his spec call... I'll ask him which one he uses.


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#909231 - 09/16/09 01:05 PM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: RockinR]
blackdog21 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/08
Posts: 483
Loc: NW Denton County
I would say your decoys are more important than the call. Stuffers and total concealment= great hunts in West Texas. Sure is fun having 'em land 10 ft away. Let us know how the call works out.

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#910505 - 09/16/09 10:59 PM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: blackdog21]
pigpen Offline
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Registered: 09/18/07
Posts: 537
Loc: red river bottoms,tx
sure shot crane call is pretty good, but most cranes on ground arent calling, the flying birds are the ones that call. +2 on the decoys doing the work for ya, not the calling. they are totally different from geese


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#910520 - 09/16/09 11:09 PM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: pigpen]
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Loc: Central Texas
thats interesting to know

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#6169311 - 02/04/16 09:30 AM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: pigpen]
Elpatoloco Offline
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Registered: 07/10/15
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Originally Posted By: pigpen
sure shot crane call is pretty good, but most cranes on ground arent calling, the flying birds are the ones that call. +2 on the decoys doing the work for ya, not the calling. they are totally different from geese


Incorrect. Groups of cranes on the ground usually begin calling to birds in the air long before they appear to your eyes.

Not to resurrect seven year old threads, was doing a google search and came up with this

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#6169322 - 02/04/16 09:34 AM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: Elpatoloco]
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#6169350 - 02/04/16 09:48 AM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: coyotehunters]
G K Chambers Offline
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Dog whistle. Instant juvenile Crane call.
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#6169447 - 02/04/16 11:14 AM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: coyotehunters]
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^^^^^^^agree I use a whistle because juvenile cranes are really high pitched but sometimes will also use my speck call which is made by Joe Briscoe. He owns JB custom calls
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#6169553 - 02/04/16 12:44 PM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: coyotehunters]
MWO Offline
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Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 789
A goose call just have to tune it different

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#6169586 - 02/04/16 01:09 PM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: G K Chambers]
Drew30 Offline
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Registered: 06/17/11
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Loc: Bonham, Texas
Originally Posted By: G K Chambers
Dog whistle. Instant juvenile Crane call.



Yep, and any Canada goose call and roll your tounge into it. Works like a champ.


Edited by Drew30 (02/04/16 01:10 PM)
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#6171412 - 02/05/16 07:42 PM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: coyotehunters]
udamdan Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
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Loc: Dallas & Young Counties
Originally Posted By: coyotehunters
Anybody have any suggestions for the best sandhill crane call. I used one that I got from Haydels last year and I wasnt to impressed with it. I have heard that some people use a specklebelly goose call but dont have any experiance with those. What is everyone else using. THANKS


No calls required , just scout the wheat fields the day before you hunt.
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#6171593 - 02/05/16 10:38 PM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: coyotehunters]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20282
Loc: Texas
Have only targeted sandhills a few times, the rest were taken while hunting geese in the peanut fields. Have gotten their attention with a Haydell's Spec call. Like others said roll your tounge

The scouting method works as well.
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#6175403 - 02/08/16 10:18 PM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: coyotehunters]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
There was a call on the market that worked really good. It was 3 high pitched goose calls in one unit, you played it like a harmonica. They no longer make it, and if you find one most likely it will be expensive. It was made by Fox Pfortmiller. The best option today is to scout and find them, feeding areas with water in the area. As to the calls, Haydels and Sure Shot make them, but they are not as variable sounding as the Fox Pfortmiller call. The closest you will get is 2 or 3 goose calls that are tuned in 3 high pitches.

These some of the patent drawings of the Fox and Pfortmiller call.



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#6175501 - 02/09/16 06:43 AM Re: SANDHILL CRANE CALL [Re: udamdan]
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Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
Originally Posted By: udamdan
Originally Posted By: coyotehunters
Anybody have any suggestions for the best sandhill crane call. I used one that I got from Haydels last year and I wasnt to impressed with it. I have heard that some people use a specklebelly goose call but dont have any experiance with those. What is everyone else using. THANKS


No calls required , just scout the wheat fields the day before you hunt.

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