View Full Version : Sandhill Crane hunt

Doe Nob
02-06-2012, 01:17 PM
We put together a hunt for Sandhill cranes in Lubbock. Even with the drought and the lack of birds we had one of our best years since I've been going. Day 1, 7 man limit in 30 min, Day 2 9 man limit in an hour, Day 3 ended a few birds short so we could get on the road. 71 cranes in 3 days. Love shooting them big birds, and great last weekend of the season capstone.


02-06-2012, 01:41 PM
How do they taste? I've heard em called rib eye of the sky. I've also heard some people think they are gross. We have a ton of them here but we aren't allowed to hunt them :(

Doe Nob
02-06-2012, 02:20 PM
Myself and everyone we hunt with think they are delicious. As with all wild game, don't overcook or you will be disappointed. I find most people who don't like game are the same rubes who order their filets well done. :(

You are actually 100 miles closer to Lubbock in Alamosa than I am in Houston! Ha! Drove 550 miles to get back home after morning shoot yesterday, long day.

02-06-2012, 03:56 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure how people enjoy a steak when you have to use a quart of sauce to eat it!

That's a lot of driving!