Ep 173: Sandhill Crane Hunting, Steve Rinella, And Me

I just got back from my sandhill crane hunt out in west Texas and I’m happy to report that I had a great trip. In addition to telling the story of this hunt, I’ll share some insights into what crane taste like and the potential reason why they taste so darn good in this episode. You’ll also learn how it all got started with a chance encounter I had with Steve Rinella many years ago.

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What We Covered

1) How a chance encounter with Steve Rinella in 2014 eventually led to this sandhill crane hunt.

2) How I chose this particular outfitter and what equipment I used on my hunt.

3) Story of how the hunting went on Saturday and Sunday.

4) What sandhill crane taste like and why they have such a distinctive taste.

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Resources

1) Check out the Western Wing Outfitters web site, follow them on Instagram, or call (325) 864-1691 to learn more about the hunting opportunities they offer.

2) Check out Siembida_Custom_Knives on Instagram.

3) Learn more about the new Mossberg 940 Pro shotguns on their web site.

4) Learn more about Winchester DryLok ammunition on their web site.

5) See more photos and video of this hunt by following @TheBigGameHunter_ on Instagram

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