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Sandhill Cranes, question #7392245 01/01/19 03:36 PM
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Never hunted cranes, but like seeing/hearing them pass thru each fall and Spring as it notes the season change. Generally I have seen them headed South Sept thru November, but yesterday while planting a few fruit trees, had a bunch fly over headed slightly SE, thought this was odd for this time of year?

Just curious if some of you migratory hunters see this as normal this late in the year, or is this more common and I just missed it over the years?


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Re: Sandhill Cranes, question [Re: Western] #7392271 01/01/19 04:06 PM
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Most likely just heading from feed to roost or a place to rest.

They fly south in general but once they get here they can be seen flying in just about any direction going from where they roost to where they feed or vise-versa.

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Re: Sandhill Cranes, question [Re: Western] #7392274 01/01/19 04:10 PM
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Thanks for the response BB, I just never see the around here this time of year, figured they where all near the coast by now.


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Not all go to the coast, some that do come back north. Like BB said when they are in an area direction is more based on where they want to be. Have killed several in the peanut fields around Rule TX in the past while hunting geese in January

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This has not been a normal year for any migratory waterfowl.

Re: Sandhill Cranes, question [Re: Western] #7394436 01/03/19 02:45 PM
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I may have missed them over the years mid winter IDK. No crop type AG use for many miles here, but dont know if that's what they are attracted to .


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Re: Sandhill Cranes, question [Re: TOMCAT21] #7394644 01/03/19 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by TOMCAT21
This has not been a normal year for any migratory waterfowl.



This has not been a normal year for deer, dove, ducks or anything!!!

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