PANHANDLE'S BEST, INC. offers sandhill crane hunting over mounted decoys. We do not offer plastic hunts for sandhill cranes because of the extreme wariness of these birds.
The Texas Panhandle offers sandhill crane hunting opportunity for upwards of 500,000 wintering sandhill cranes. The sandhill crane population in the Texas panhandle consists mostly of lesser sandhill cranes averaging in size from 7 - 10 pounds. There are also many greater sandhill cranes in our region which range in size from 10 - 13 pounds.
Panhandle's Best, Inc. sandhill crane hunts are simply the "BEST". Our sandhill crane hunts take place over 100% taxidermist, mounted sandhill crane decoys. The realism is second to none and our results on our sandhill crane hunts speak for themselves. While crane hunting our hunters enjoy roomy comfortable A-frame and hay bale blinds and get to experience decoying sandhill cranes like no place else.
Typically, hunters can expect to shoot limits of sandhill cranes on our crane hunts, and quite often, capitalize on some "bonus" geese during the same hunt!
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Sandhill Crane Season
Nov. 7, 2015
Sandhill Crane or Crane/Goose Combination Hunts
Prices above are per person, per day.|
All hunts include beverages, and bird cleaning.
Non-shooters are welcome at one-half the daily rate.
Balance of payment is due on the day of the hunt.
Hunts can be video taped at the request of the hunters for a fee of $75.00.
|Texas License Fees|
|State Migratory (Duck) Stamp||$7.00|
|Federal Duck Stamp||$15.00|
|Federal Sandhill Crane Permit*||Free|
* The Federal Sandhill Crane Permit can be obtained from the TPWD online (a $5 fee applies), but is otherwise only available at TPWD Austin Headquarters and Law Enforcement Offices located across the state during normal business hours. You can visit www.tpwd.state.tx.us for a complete listing of offices and business hours.
For phone requests during normal business hours, please call 1-800-792-1112, option 5, menu 2 or (512) 389-4820. After hours or on weekends, the Federal Sandhill Crane Permit can be obtained online at: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/licenses/online_sales/
Each sales venue will provide a sandhill crane confirmation number that you can use along with your valid hunting license, state migratory endorsement and HIP certification.
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