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 Post subject: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Crow hunting is the fringe. It's right on the edge, man. :lol: I've been waiting since september 22 for January 21 and I'm there. Tomorrow I'll get out the caller and check the batteries, get all my camo together cause saturday the day. Duck and geese are fun but there's an insanity about crow hunting that you can't beat. It's mayham! I use the crows gathering sound in the foxpro with a external amp and loud speeker and it gets absolutely crazy.
I'll be blasting them a little different this year. I got a 10 ga. browning bps and I've converted it to black powder, nothing special, just made it easier to take apart and clean. I've worked up some 3 1/2" loads. 109 grs. of ff and 1 1/2 of #3 steel with home made paper shot cups and nitro wads. Fed. plastic hulls from BPI. My dog and I love the smell of black powder and I'm sure the crows will too. Shooting steel because thats what I gut.
My tactics are pretty simple, I find a good size spruce by itself and a thick area across an opening so when sit I'm 25- 30 yards from the top of the big tree. I put the caller under the big tree. I sit till I hear a guard crow and answer with a mouth call. When he comes to me, I turn the caller on. 25 - 50 will come in. I shut the caller off and blast away. When they start to leave I turn the caller on and they come back. I shut the caller off and blast away. I've called them back this way 4 times once. If they don't see you laughing :lol: they keep coming back.
What your tactics?



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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:11 pm 
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What do you do with a whole bunch of dead crows?


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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:25 am 
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I cut the feet off and make lecklaces. I might try making a nice wreath this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:10 am 
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seriously? I gotta see this! :lol: what about the rest of the crow?


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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:58 pm 
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Haven't you ever eaten crow?

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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:03 pm 
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Haven't even shot a crow...didn't know they were much for eatin...


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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:13 pm 
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I think its gotta be good practice during the off season.

I've heard of guys using a owl decoy for crows.
Do u know anything about it?

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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:01 pm 
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It was a bad start to the season. I made 2 stands and called a raven that circled about 80 yards up. There protected so I did'nt even take a try. Yesterday was cloudy, cold and lightly snowing. I knew as I drove to stand that I was'nt going to do anything. No crows flying around. They just stayed in the roost all day. Today they were out but it's sunday, no hunting. tomorrow sounds good.
I would'nt try eating them, at least, not if I did,nt have to 8) .

Crows eat the littler birds eggs but eagles eat the crows eggs. You can figure it out. We have a split season on crow. This part ends march 31 st.

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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:55 am 
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In looney tunes cartoons, Daffy heckles the hunters.

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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:40 pm 
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cjp wrote:
What do you do with a whole bunch of dead crows?


Compost?
Dog food?
Maybe that's what McDonald's grinds up and presses into McNuggets?

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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:14 pm 
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BP 10ga and crows? Man, you're way past the edge of the fringe. I love it!

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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:05 am 
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I know it's an old thread but it sounds like a lot of fun. Anybody been bustin any crows this year?


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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:35 pm 
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Shooting crows is really :D fun and quality wingshooting practice. 50 years ago, the LOCAL black devils knew my call by sound and my silhouette by sight. Now they come into my yard to forage. I did kill one a couple years ago and it bothered me... getting darned soft, I guess.
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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:23 am 
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Best day this year, (2013) was 68 crows in about 3 hours. Crow hunting is fun and it's beneficial. Crows kill lots of song bird chicks. They can also be hard on some agricultural crops. In Canada they are what you call a "schedule C" animal. They can be killed anytime and their nests and eggs destroyed. I certainly get what SA58 is talking about. It just occurs in me when duck and goose season starts.


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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:40 am 
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Been dropping the winged black rats for years. I prefer the 200 yd POOF shot with my 22 Hornet when hiding in the summer sweet corn fields with the shotgun is not possible. Call 'em into the corn and they peel off like Japanese Zeros making strafing runs on Pearl. Nothing like head on shots at tassel top level.


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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:13 pm 
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I've been crow shooting for years. We like to put the boat in on Clarks Hill and move around the lake and shoot "em". Last trip in February we gotb lots of shooting and killed 22. My partner & I run electronic calls in tandem.........We leave those pest where they fall.


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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:51 am 
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I went out a few times years ago and called them. I had some extra 10 ga shells and a Rem SP10 at the time and used it. Some crows flared at 50-60 yards but the big 10 folded them clean.
It was a blast but I lost that hunting spot, so have not done in years.


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 Post subject: Re: Crow DEAD!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:01 pm 
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I leave "em" for the bugs and worms. I hate "em'"! They eat my pecans/ eggs from bird nets and plants in my garden. Want "em" all dead.




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