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    Default cranes still around delta, who would have thought?

    I was suprised to find cranes still around this weekend. Went to the black rapids area to try & fill the wifes cow permit. Saturday was just to windy & I didn't feel like playing in the water to cross the river so we just scouted & hunted other things on our side. Saturday night at about 10 pm we heard the cranes, they made noise most of the night. So sunday morning I got up & walked the dog on the willow line / river bed & located a couple small groups. Went back to the tent, got the wife & we tried to crawl on the dry, rock hard, windy, crunchy with leaves delta river bed. After two attempts where we didn't get inside 70-90 yds before being detected I headed back to camp. The wife continued one more stalk, where she did manage to get within about 60 yds before they flew. She managed a couple shots but no luck. However they stayed on the river bed most of the day until after 2:00 when they flew into the north wind about 5 miles before dissappering, after we gave it one more go. The weather was flurries, & we had a drive so we packed up & headed out. Heavy wet snow & slow going from mp 200 to glennallen.
    Now she wants to go back next weekend, & try & decoy them next fall. I think it was odd that they are still around there, & not really sure what they were eating on the river bed. Anybody eles been seeing them?
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    I had better then 100, flying over my house sunday and a buddy said he saw over 1000 Thats right 1000, And that many and more on Elmendorf today. Oh and the geese where all over the place as well. I don't remember seeing any this late at least that many.

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    But they aren't in the fields at Delta....must have passed through!

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    Had 30 fly over me today on the Glenn while crossing the flats...thought they were geese at first..interesting

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    Sent you a message.........I can bring you those deks. Just let me know................

    Jack

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    jack,
    that sounds good, but I didn't get your message.
    I think we will head out tomorrow night.

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