Sandhill Crane

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  1. gizmo

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    Hello all, just got this fella finished. Hope ya'll enjoy.

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  2. Von S.

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    You got talent.

    Maybe if there was a guy like you around back when I did a lot of killing I would have availed myself of your skills and then the house wouldn't look like it was decorated by Bella Legossi and Vincent Price with the skulls and such which the bride has given much to the grand kids.

    She even raffled off to the kids the full standing bear mount looks like he's asking you to dance, is smiling and his eyes are cocked.

    Beautiful work.
     
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  3. gizmo

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    Thank you sir, I appreciate your complements. I'm sorry that your previous taxidermy was subpar. Please let me know if you would like any work done in the future I would be proud to mount animals for you.
     

  4. Von S.

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    Why thanks Gizmo!

    That's right nice of you to offer and maybe it might happens as the grandson wants two wart hogs and maybe an Eland mounts for his great big fireplace. He wants to go with me to get them.
     
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    gizmo AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Ambassador

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    That would be way a way special experience with the grandson. I know he would cherish that memory forever.
     
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    That’s a great crane mount bud. Need one.... assuming the old geezers don’t run off with them!!! (Inside joke).
     
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    The Sandhill cranes I have seen are huge! Rosco and I were in Idaho and stopped by a Nature Conservancy to go for a walk. Rosco was stalking through the reeds and suddenly spooked and came running! Up stood a crane above the reeds...huge! Rosco and I were both shocked!
    We see them occasionally catching a thermal here on their way south in the fall, then back north in the spring.
    When pheasant hunting at my friends place in KS, we will be sitting around a fire pit in the evenings and listen to them flying over. Strange sound!
    Another nice mount.
     
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    No joke right
     

  9. gizmo

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    They are a big bird but are very dangerous to dogs
     
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    Rosco must have known instinctively they are dangerous (smarter than me!) only bird I’ve seen him not try to point.
     
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    He is pretty sharp. I like that ole hound and am looking forward to getting to see him again.
     
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    Very nice! Great work Erik. I imagine not many people have a Sandhill Crane mount. I’ve always wanted to hunt them but never have. We used to have them come into the goose dekes back in the good old days when I hunted in Alberta. They would sometimes drop in from nose bleed altitude, so high you couldn’t see them, just hear them and finally they would come dropping in. Very cool birds!
     

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    Beautiful work!!!! I've seen them in FL, but you can't hunt them there. Cool bird! How good is the meat??
     
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    It’s pretty good but often exaggerated. They call them the ribeye of the sky. I find that is a bit of a stretch but I do enjoy eating them.
     

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    Thanks for the info. (y)(y)
     

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    Yes sir, you continue to impress.
     
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