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Unread 11-18-2021, 03:35 AM   #1
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I painted up a dozen Sandhill crane decoys this evening. I have had these for about 20 years and it was time to refresh. Not the best job but they look much better than they did.
I have a do it yourself Crane hunt starting on November 27 and hope these decoys will lead to success.
Now to figure out what gun and shells I will use. Anyone tried the TSS shells for Waterfowl? What size shot did you use?
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Those look good! I am going to go in December for the first time. The guide listed BBs or #2s as shot sizes that work best and recommended tighter chokes. I am going to use RST 10 Gauge 2 7/8" 1 3/8oz of #2s. I will be using a damascus gun so wanted to stick with bismuth.

Good luck on your hunt!
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So Phil; what layout pattern do you use for your decoys? Fishook? "Y" with a long or short tail? 'Family' groups?
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Glad I'm not trying to carve elephant decoys. Geese are heavy enuff
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Kevin I kind of just set them out in front of my blind. Success has been hot and cold.
I need to read up on decoy sets. I guess I need to do some research as it might actually improve my odds.
Bought some geese decoys that I will use for a confidence addition to the field.
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I could not find any full body crane decoys after months of looking. Bought some Heron decoys and painted them. I am guessing they will look good enough.
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I painted up a dozen Sandhill crane decoys this evening. I have had these for about 20 years and it was time to refresh. Not the best job but they look much better than they did.
I have a do it yourself Crane hunt starting on November 27 and hope these decoys will lead to success.
Now to figure out what gun and shells I will use. Anyone tried the TSS shells for Waterfowl? What size shot did you use?
Phil, that hunt is on my bucket list.
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Mine too. Rib-Eye of the sky. Yumm!

That's thinking out of the box Phil. Good luck!
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Daryl, maybe we should put a trip together??
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Here's a crane decoy set-up I'd use. It's a family group.....
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