I hadn't heard that, the Sandhill Crane is the State bird of Nebraska, and a game bird in OK, from what I hear, thus another reason for Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry.
"Rib eye of the sky" great to learn, thank you.
GS, growing up here in Florida I never saw Sandhills. It was in NM that I first hunted them. But upon my return to Florida we are overrun with them. Thereís a mating pair with 2 chicks in my yard everyday. But their protected here. Canít shoot them.
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