Has anyone done any sandhill crane hunting? Do these birds decoy like geese or is more like pass shooting them? Looking to try it out this fall, was wondering what kind of decoys and how many to use. Also what shotgun loads to use. Thanks a bunch
It's common for a wounded bird to hiss and poise to strick out with its beak when confronted at close range.
Funny. Similar experience here. Except I swung my 30" barreled 870 Wingmaster by the butt stock and clubbed the crane with the barrel. Probably not the smartest thing to do. I figured his skull was softer than the barrel... No dented barrel so it turned out OK...
First time I approached a wounded sandhill crane, I thought I was going to grab it. It stood up on one leg and spread it's wings like the Karate Kid and hissed at me!