Crane hunting help

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Crane hunting help

Hi, it's been a number of years since I hunted crane and would like to go this fall.  Would anyone be able to give me some tips on where to go within a 75 mile radius of bismarck?  Thanks for your help.

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The Goodrich/McClusky area is a good start.  Cranes will focus on shallow sloughs and feed-grain fields.  Scout. and watch the flying to-and- from routes if you would like to try pass shooting. Cranes have super vision and can really pick up on movement also. Younger crane breast meat is excellent!  GOOD LUCK with the flying girraffs!  

 

 

 

 

 

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Well I wish you good luck. The area that was listed as the same area I would have listed but the thing to keep in mind is those buggers just do not migrate down like they used to. Best time to find him now is not long before deer season and they just don't seem to pile up at all like they used to and I mean even like they used to 5 years ago. You'll still find groups of them in September but they're normally pretty small less than 50 Birds might find a couple hundred if you're lucky.

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Long lake by hazelton used to be the shit!