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Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: IDOT] #2849902
07/12/19 12:38 PM
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I will put in for one. Arent there some that end up in North Alabama every year?

Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: IDOT] #2849903
07/12/19 12:39 PM
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How do you hunt them?

Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: Ant67] #2849908
07/12/19 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Ant67
How do you hunt them?



Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: Remington270] #2849910
07/12/19 12:53 PM
07/12/19 12:53 PM
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34°25'49.80"N 86°55'46.99"...
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Originally Posted by Remington270
This kind of a statewide draw is the type thing I hate. Why not have a 1 bird limit, and a 5 day season? Oh wait, that would be too easy. And wouldn't generate more money.

"If it pleases the crown, may we hunt thy game?"
This. Right. Here.


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Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: IDOT] #2849911
07/12/19 12:57 PM
07/12/19 12:57 PM
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HSV AL
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Meateater did an episode on the ribeyes in the sky


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Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: Dixiepatriot] #2849916
07/12/19 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Dixiepatriot
Originally Posted by Dallas County
Originally Posted by Dixiepatriot
They were all over the place in Brooksville Fl. They weren’t scared of much either.
You see all our yellow trucks over there?

Not when I went through there last week. I saw your trucks where the interstate splits last year. If you’re working around Brooksville and like BBQ I have some good intel for you.

We are rebuilding that interchange at SR 50/US 98 and I-75. Also still on the one at the Turnpike and 75. Yes, please share the BBQ, I haven't found one decent place down here in 5 years.


not sure what the best way to handle them is but they shouldnt be on tv and gettn married and raisin kids

Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: chad1980] #2849940
07/12/19 01:57 PM
07/12/19 01:57 PM
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Harvest, AL
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Originally Posted by chad1980
I will put in for one. Arent there some that end up in North Alabama every year?


Wheeler refuge winters thousands of them each year.

Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: IDOT] #2849943
07/12/19 02:05 PM
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Morgan Co.
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Everyone has different taste but IMO and a lot of the guys I work with this is the best we ever ate.
It’s on HWY 41 across fron the airport. Not a lot of place to sit and you have to get there early to be sure you get ribs.
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Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: IDOT] #2849944
07/12/19 02:06 PM
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I'll put in for a tag. I don't think we have any in Crenshaw county so I may have to get a little help from some one in North Alabama.


Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: Squadron77] #2849947
07/12/19 02:10 PM
07/12/19 02:10 PM
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Jackson Co.
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Originally Posted by Squadron77
I'll put in for a tag. I don't think we have any in Crenshaw county so I may have to get a little help from some one in North Alabama.


Where did you go to apply?

The email notification about this I got today said:
"Information regarding sandhill crane hunts and the registration process will be provided through our website www.outdooralabama.com in the coming months."

So i went to the website and i could not find anything.

Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: JBL] #2849949
07/12/19 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by JBL
Originally Posted by Squadron77
I'll put in for a tag. I don't think we have any in Crenshaw county so I may have to get a little help from some one in North Alabama.


Where did you go to apply?

The email notification about this I got today said:
"Information regarding sandhill crane hunts and the registration process will be provided through our website www.outdooralabama.com in the coming months."

So i went to the website and i could not find anything.


It's not open yet. You will get an email when they have it ready.


Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: AU coonhunter] #2849957
07/12/19 02:24 PM
07/12/19 02:24 PM
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Under a Rock
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Originally Posted by AU coonhunter
Originally Posted by chad1980
I will put in for one. Arent there some that end up in North Alabama every year?


Wheeler refuge winters thousands of them each year.


They fly to and stop on the refuge and other land in North Alabama on the migration to Florida. Weather plays a big role in the migration, just like with waterfowl, woodcock, etc.

Some mouthbreathing shitweasels killed several years ago out in Mooresville and left them in the field. It wasn't discussed too publicly because they were trying to find out who did it.

Kentucky requires selected applicants to take an online "test" to make sure you know the difference between sandhills, whooping cranes and blue herons. Kentucky also requires a mandatory post-season survey to be completed or you cannot apply for the next season's tags.

I'm trying to figure out how and where 400 people will hunt in the primary area -- North Alabama -- when there isn't much public land where the sandhills hang out. Could be a lot of complaints about poaching and/or trespassing. Will be interesting to see what happens.


"Hunting Politics are stupid!" - Farm Hunter

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Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: chad1980] #2849958
07/12/19 02:26 PM
07/12/19 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by chad1980
I will put in for one. Arent there some that end up in North Alabama every year?

I see them every year at my Alabama property in Madison county, about 10 mins from the Tn state line


"Here, take this land mine and protect your property with it."
-Ron Swanson
Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: Bamabucks14] #2849961
07/12/19 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Bamabucks14
Originally Posted by chad1980
I will put in for one. Arent there some that end up in North Alabama every year?

I see them every year at my Alabama property in Madison county, about 10 mins from the Tn state line

You will now be a crane outfitter.

Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: IDOT] #2849974
07/12/19 02:53 PM
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I’ve seen a few almost every year on our farm. They don’t stay long


If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: AU coonhunter] #2849986
07/12/19 03:11 PM
07/12/19 03:11 PM
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Birmingham
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Originally Posted by AU coonhunter
Originally Posted by chad1980
I will put in for one. Arent there some that end up in North Alabama every year?


Wheeler refuge winters thousands of them each year.


My first year hunting I only hunted Wheeler, and I had no idea what I was doing. I also had no idea what a Sandhill crane was. I had one of (or really a few) those things scare the crap out of me. Them sons of guns can be loud.

Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: jono23] #2849993
07/12/19 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by jono23
.. Them sons of guns can be loud.


and they make a strange sound, too! had a flock fly over one day while in the deer stand, just north of West Point (MS). guy in another stand and I were txt'ing back and forth trying to figure out what the sound was, until they flew overhead and we could see them.
definitely a delicious bird...and no didn't down one that day to try it.


experience is a freakin' awesome teacher....
Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: chad1980] #2850005
07/12/19 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by chad1980
Originally Posted by Bamabucks14
Originally Posted by chad1980
I will put in for one. Arent there some that end up in North Alabama every year?

I see them every year at my Alabama property in Madison county, about 10 mins from the Tn state line

You will now be a crane outfitter.

Lol now that would be something. I need to come up with a logo and start designs on a new camo. I’ll be like Drake brand and call my line CRANE.

Last edited by Bamabucks14; 07/12/19 03:35 PM.

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Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: IDOT] #2850065
07/12/19 05:06 PM
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I put in for the alligator hunt and didn't get drawn, if I see a Sandhill crane I'm gonna kill it.

Re: Sandhill Crane hunting [Re: Dallas County] #2850150
07/12/19 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Dallas County
Originally Posted by Dixiepatriot
Originally Posted by Dallas County
Originally Posted by Dixiepatriot
They were all over the place in Brooksville Fl. They weren’t scared of much either.
You see all our yellow trucks over there?

Not when I went through there last week. I saw your trucks where the interstate splits last year. If you’re working around Brooksville and like BBQ I have some good intel for you.

We are rebuilding that interchange at SR 50/US 98 and I-75. Also still on the one at the Turnpike and 75. Yes, please share the BBQ, I haven't found one decent place down here in 5 years.

If yall are @ 75 and 50. Try the pizza place by the Winn Dixie. 2 slices and a drink for around $6. Good pizza and great service.


May the sound of hounds never die!
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