Staying true to Haydel’s Compensator line of calls they have added the CC-07 Compensator Crane - a Sand Hill Crane call that is easy to master. You simply gargle your throat as you blow. In short time you will learn juvenile as well as adult bird sounds.
Common Hunting Methods
One way to hunt Sand Hill cranes is to locate areas between roosting and feeding areas and pass shoot as they fly to and from these areas. Hunters also use large sandhill crane decoy spreads to try and attract passing birds within shooting range.
Sand Hill cranes have very good eyesight so hunters need to be quite still while hunting these birds. Cranes are also deceptively fast for their large size, which adds to the challenge of the hunt. Sand Hill crane meat is considered excellent table fare by many hunters and can be prepared in numerous ways.
North America has one of the most populous cranes (Sandhill) and also the rarest (Whooping).
About 50 percent of the crane harvest takes place in the Central Flyway.
Cranes are the tallest of all game birds, and take flight with a run into the wind.