crow hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by ddefazio, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. ddefazio

    ddefazio New Member

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    Tomorrow morning will be the first time I am going crow hunting. Looking forward to walking through the fields enjoying the crisp morning.
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Congrats! Where will you be hunting (state)? What will you be using, 12 guage, ammo?

    Lastly, will you be baking 4 and 20 blackbirds in a pie? j/k
     

  3. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    There are no crows where I live for what reason do you hunt them? Just curious
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I heard crow tastes awful
     

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  5. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Shoot the hell out of them. No shortage that is for sure. Hide well and I mean well and call them in. After you kill a couple you will have to move unless on a migration pattern. Use 12 ga. high brass #6's. A lot of fun.
     
  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I Hate Crows....................
     
  7. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Me too!
    THey pretty much stay away form here but will start their way back after they forget the last carnage spree. I used to love to pop them wit ha 17HMR but usually use a 22 mag these days. If I want to go out after them and get them on the move then I like a shotgun. My wife's grandfather keeps a 410 by the door and pops themn out of his field in front of the house on sight.
     
  8. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Crow got me the only ticket I ever got in my life for shooting something out of season...................I Hate Crows !
     
  9. kingrider

    kingrider New Member

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    I can't stand the things! Here's what they look like after eating a 55 gr. v-max

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  10. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Two stories about crows...

    Youth pastor at a church I was in back in high school told this story. He and his friends would hunt crows for local farmers. But the crows being very intelligent birds would recognize the shotguns and take off before you could get in range.

    Their solution... 5 guys in an old VW Beetle Convertible. Driving down the farm roads at 30 mph hour, the front seat passenger would pop the clasps on the roof, the wind would fling the roof back revealing the 3 in back with shotguns. Supposedly they took down a lot of crows that way.

    I think the DNR rules have changed since then.

    My story...

    Back in college my roommate and I had a dead tree outside our apartment that crows would roost in and wake us up every morning as soon as the sun came up. Being in the middle of Iowa City, shotgun or 22 was not an option. We picked up his pellet gun and started shooting from about 8 feet back from the window so the neighbors didn't start wondering if they had a mad sniper in the neighborhood. 3rd shot hit the branch right below one the crows and they all scattered. They never came back.
     
  11. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    I don't have a problem with them but when we put out corn for deer (my aunt just likes to see them my uncle me and my dad like to eat them) But they go apy for the corn so we usually sit on the porch with our guns and pop the damn things when they come in for the corn.

    Uncle- 22lr
    Dad- 17hmr or 22lr
    me-17hmr

    We don't eat them we throw them in the woods for what ever will eat them, theyre usually gone by the morning. Mostly it's just fun that and the food aint bad.
     
  12. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I'm sure the coyotes appreciate the easy meals.
     
  13. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Crows are smart- most intelligent of birds. Have been found to be not only tool users, but tool makers. The Morrígan- Irish Goddess of War and Death-is represented by a crow.

    They are highly destructive of crops and other wildlife. There are limits on WHEN they can be taken, but no bag limit. Have not used .17 HMR on them (I may this summer)- but a .22 bench rest rifle, used from a sniper's hide works quite well.
     
  14. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    Crows go "poof" when hit with a .17 hmr. Gophers go "splat".