Males are larger than females, but external markings are identical. If you ever are as fortunate as I was to shoot a Sandhill Crane while on a duck or goose hunt, you are in for a treat.

Before joining MeatEater in 2012, Putelis spent over a decade guiding hunting and fishing trips in Colorado, Arizona, and Mexico and three years in a professional kitchen.

A limited hunting season was approved , and several area hunters have described their experiences  hunting and eating Tennessee’s newest game bird since the season opened Nov. 28. This is due in part to the rapid development of their native habitat by humans. Named for the Sandhill Cranes that make the farm their home each spring, Crane Dance Farm nestles among the rolling hills, woods, and wetlands of Middleville in Barry Country, Michigan ~ a perfect setting for a sustainable, regenerative, pasture-based farm. Sandhill Crane Recipe. Though not many people have actually eaten them, the Sandhill crane carries the nickname "rib eye of the sky" because of its supposed similarities to a handsome cut of beef.

Danielle Prewett Danielle Prewett is the founder of Wild + Whole and a wild foods contributing editor for MeatEater. The controversy over hunting sandhill cranes in Tennessee has been a top-of-mind subject among hunters and birdwatchers for months. Submitted by admin on Mon, 2008-12-22 00:15. Sandhill cranes occur in pastures, open prairies and freshwater wetlands in peninsular Florida from the Everglades to the Okefenokee Swamp. Sandhills are fairly common in Texas during the winter migratory season. With Steven Rinella. Adult sandhill cranes weigh about 12 pounds. The sandhill crane is a close relative to the nearly extinct whooping crane. Florida sandhill cranes are present in many urban areas including golf courses, airports and suburban subdivisions. Steve and fellow bird hunting aficionado Ronny Boehme join up with Wildlife Biologist Ed Arnett in Lubbock, Texas to hunt Sandhill cranes.