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Going on my 1st Crane hunt advice needed? #8780324 01/14/23 05:42 AM
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Going on my first ever crane hunt outside Colorado city! Out of these options which of these ammunition choices would you pick?
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Kent faststeel 2.0 #2 12ga 3” 11/4oz
Kent faststeel 2.0 #3 12ga 3" 11/40z
Kent faststeel 2.0 #4 12ga 3” 11/4oz
Kent faststeel 2.0 #BB 12ga 3" 11/4oz

Re: Going on my 1st Crane hunt advice needed? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8780357 01/14/23 11:13 AM
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[Lone Watie hears a gun [censored] behind him; turns and sees Moonlight]

Lone Watie : It's not right, this damn woman doing something like this to me. I used to have power. Now old age is creeping up on me.

Josey Wales : More like old habits than old age.
Re: Going on my 1st Crane hunt advice needed? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8780385 01/14/23 01:29 PM
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bb and lead them more than you think you need to.

Re: Going on my 1st Crane hunt advice needed? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8780594 01/14/23 09:21 PM
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OK bb’s it seems to be I have had people tell me to use number twos and I’ve heard people say he’s number fours!
This is something that kind of popped up so I figured why not just see if I have anything that will work. Thank you to the folks who responded

Re: Going on my 1st Crane hunt advice needed? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8780632 01/14/23 10:41 PM
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What topwater said they are moving faster than they look. Hit ‘em in the head

Re: Going on my 1st Crane hunt advice needed? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8780727 01/15/23 12:53 AM
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2s or bbs. And unless they are landing, I agree with leading more than you think you need to!



Re: Going on my 1st Crane hunt advice needed? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8780742 01/15/23 01:26 AM
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I have heard that part about hitting them in the head before!

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Don’t overthink it. It’s like shooting a hula hoop someone threw in the air.


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I'm with GK because I like salty old dudes.
Re: Going on my 1st Crane hunt advice needed? [Re: john paul] #8780846 01/15/23 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by john paul
Don’t overthink it. It’s like shooting a hula hoop someone threw in the air.



Hahaha now that’s a new one 😂

Re: Going on my 1st Crane hunt advice needed? [Re: StephensCnty308] #8781056 01/15/23 06:01 PM
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I've been going out the last 3 years with #2s and a full choke. Haven't had any issues. Also have seen guys in our groups shooting BB's as well.

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Can't go wrong with BB-2's especially if only going to shoot Cranes. 2's are my go to for combo hunts, couldn't find any recently for a goose hunt and BB's do the job just fine.

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I went on my first crane hunt yesterday, the guide recommended BB and that’s what we used, knocked them over pretty good. We had them coming in to decoys so for us it was “pop up, point and shoot”, birds were about 30yrs out and low.

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