First Light: Crop-Eating Cranes Killed as Nuisance
Hundreds of Eastern sandhill cranes are killed every year in regulated hunting seasons. But ironically, strict migratory-bird laws dictate that cranes killed under depredation permits cannot become table fare.
It looks prehistoric with its lanky body, pointed bill, sharp talons and 7-foot wingspan. But it’s the temperament of the sandhill crane that definitely suggests the bird should join the cast of “Jurassic Park.”
Guns and Gear for Sandhill Crane Shoot
At the end of the day, you hunt sandhill cranes the same way you hunt just about any waterfowl. That’s no reason to slack off, though. Consider adding some of the following gear to your collection before you tackle this prehistoric-looking bird.
Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Considered in Tennessee
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a 60-day sandhill crane hunting season in Tennessee, and public comments are being considered.
Crane Games in Saskatchewan
Just like its neighboring provinces, Saskatchewan serves as a Mecca of sorts for waterfowl hunters. The volume of fowl—and the diversity, at that—is more difficult to describe to the uninitiated than you might expect.
Saskatchewan Waterfowl with Franchi
If you're going to kick off waterfowl season, you may as well do it right. So, with that in mind, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper began his 2015 fall campaign by journeying to the Great White North with Franchi to put the hurtin' on the local bird population.