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Whooping Crane Shot - Reward #5580477 02/03/15 09:13 PM
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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

Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: jeffbird] #5580516 02/03/15 09:40 PM
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Wish I knew!


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Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: redchevy] #5580522 02/03/15 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Wish I knew!


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


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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.
Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: jeffbird] #5580640 02/03/15 11:07 PM
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Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: SniperRAB] #5580646 02/03/15 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB

bs we all know he would be choking that crane bs



Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: jeffbird] #5580735 02/03/15 11:55 PM
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Is this the same one reported on here earlier?


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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.

Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: postoak] #5580887 02/04/15 01:43 AM
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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.

Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: jeffbird] #5580973 02/04/15 02:27 AM
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27,500.00 for a bird! It is bad one got shot but that is ridiculous.

Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: huntwest] #5581014 02/04/15 02:50 AM
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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.

Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: jeffbird] #5581059 02/04/15 03:09 AM
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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

Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: txtrophy85] #5581065 02/04/15 03:11 AM
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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?

Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: txtrophy85] #5581069 02/04/15 03:12 AM
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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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Maybe he doesn't realize he shot it. I'm assuming it was found away from the hunter.

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Please excuse my ignorance but why would you even shoot a crane down there? Do sandhill's migrate to the coast?

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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



So shooting a bird that is 5 feet tall falls under the category of an honest mistake how? WTF could you possibly mistake a man size bird for?

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Re: Whooping Crane Shot - Reward [Re: krmitchell] #5581353 02/04/15 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
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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



So shooting a bird that is 5 feet tall falls under the category of an honest mistake how? WTF could you possibly mistake a man size bird for?
Exactly. No way he didn't know what it was. Stunts like that will getting hunting banned from the area.


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No sense in this, hope they catch the bum.


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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
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



So shooting a bird that is 5 feet tall falls under the category of an honest mistake how? WTF could you possibly mistake a man size bird for?
Exactly. No way he didn't know what it was. Stunts like that will getting hunting banned from the area.


Gotta agree with the OP's statement, this is a situation where policing our own is super important.

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If I picked a whooping crane out of a lineup it would be pure luck. I don't know what they look like.


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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
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



So shooting a bird that is 5 feet tall falls under the category of an honest mistake how? WTF could you possibly mistake a man size bird for?
Exactly. No way he didn't know what it was. Stunts like that will getting hunting banned from the area.


While it's sad a whooper died. Their existence has nothing to do with get hunting banned down there.

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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
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



So shooting a bird that is 5 feet tall falls under the category of an honest mistake how? WTF could you possibly mistake a man size bird for?
Exactly. No way he didn't know what it was. Stunts like that will getting hunting banned from the area.


While it's sad a whooper died. Their existence has nothing to do with get hunting banned down there.


Yea but I guarantee you it will be used as ammunition against hunting in the area.

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Wonder if the guy that shot it gets the reward if he turns himself in?


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