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Crow hunting
« on: September 23, 2010, 03:18:49 PM »
OK, so Crow is on the list of annoying varmints worthy of a domeshot. I've seen PLENTY, but always within city limits. Does anyone know of any big area's (or types of areas) to hunt them, or good techniques for calling them in?
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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 03:21:49 PM »
Anywhere, and a crow call works well. Be prepared, they are smart, and get real pissed when you shoot one of them. The first time I shot a crow, it was kinda' spooky, they all started flying around the dead one and cawing real loud, it was weird.
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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 03:23:39 PM »
Try around dairy farms. I believe crow season begins October 1st.

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 03:34:32 PM »
Try around dairy farms. I believe crow season begins October 1st.

Correct, October 1st - January 31st

Thanks for the info guys, there are a few of those in the area, so it sounds like a great place to start

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 03:37:58 PM »
Anywhere, and a crow call works well. Be prepared, they are smart, and get real pissed when you shoot one of them. The first time I shot a crow, it was kinda' spooky, they all started flying around the dead one and cawing real loud, it was weird.

That's the best part! They start flocking to the funeral and you just keep shooting! Most fun with a .22. When you shoot the first one, hope that it gets hung up in the tree, then the others keep landing around it and well, you know :chuckle:
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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 03:39:49 PM »
Crows fear my yard, I hate the little *censored*s more than moles.
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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 03:42:48 PM »
I have never hunted them but I call them in all the time while predator calling.  They are really easy to call in.  I have this MP3 on my phone and love calling them in around parking lots in the city.  It is amazing how many crows will show up out of nowhere and swarm you.  

http://www.mscustomcalls.com/mp3/crow-raven/Crow%20Distress.mp3


Well over a hundred crows came in to rabbit in distress call.


Big flock of crows.  They saw me move even though they were pretty high up.


Make sure if you are up in higher elevations that you know the difference betweens crows and ravens.  

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010, 04:05:11 PM »
Does crow taste better than duck?

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2010, 04:07:23 PM »
I got into it for a while. Made some silhouette decoys, and had good success. They eventually got smart and just circled real high(when i repeatedly called in the same area) so i got creative and tipped over a garbage can and spread some garbage, then put the decoys around it, :chuckle:used there smarts against them. Worked like a charm :chuckle: (this was on private property and yes I cleaned up when i was done :))
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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2010, 04:14:48 PM »
Got my decoys ready and the sounds are on the ecaller.




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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2010, 04:59:29 PM »
Ya I've found the mother load here in Federal Way, but can't shootem. I do property management and the upti ups feel if you put a fake owl around deters them :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :bash: I believe the answer is a silenced .17hmr but well you know

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2010, 05:07:52 PM »
Does crow taste better than duck?
Ya only if you fry em in Febreeze and pine needles :drool:  :dunno:

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2010, 03:38:14 PM »
Does crow taste better than duck?
Ya only if you fry em in Febreeze and pine needles :drool:  :dunno:
Hmm.... and how'd that work out  :chuckle:
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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2010, 03:42:25 PM »
About as good as it sounds :chuckle:  :cue: :EAT: :puke:

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2010, 05:06:09 PM »
Dying crow and Struggling crow on the foxpro are the sounds I've had success with. It's a lot of fun with an air rifle, you can get a lot of shooting before they realize whats going on :chuckle: :chuckle:

If you call in your backyard lookout cause the neighbor guy might show up with the 12 ga. to show you how it's done :chuckle: :chuckle:.

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2010, 09:11:46 AM »
Some cool crow hunting videos.  Set up looks pretty much the same in all of them.

Crow Hunt - Dec 16, 2009

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2010, 09:21:51 AM »
What load are you guys using for crows.  I have heard they are really tough and low brass is not a great choice.  Is a high brass 6 good or would you go with 4's?

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2010, 02:29:13 PM »
Another great bait is a bag of microwave popcorn. I use to take a bag and open it and put a few decoys around it. Very fun hunting. Some of the serious crow hunters use the metro extension for the 12ga to quite them down.
Over on crowbusters.com, they have some recipes that are really good.
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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2010, 04:45:21 PM »
Any good places in Sno Co? I love crow hunting and have decoys, calls and can  cook them up, tasty buggers.

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2010, 04:55:57 PM »
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Make sure if you are up in higher elevations that you know the difference between crows and ravens.

My sister learned from a NW Native American just how to tell the difference.  If it is dead, its a crow , because ravens are sacred and can't die.

I can't vouch for whether that alibi would work with a game warden.
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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2010, 04:59:14 PM »
Does anyone know anything about the crows around spokane??


and anywere were i can make them go into my frying pan

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2010, 05:43:49 PM »
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Make sure if you are up in higher elevations that you know the difference between crows and ravens.

My sister learned from a NW Native American just how to tell the difference.  If it is dead, its a crow , because ravens are sacred and can't die.

I can't vouch for whether that alibi would work with a game warden.
:chuckle: Probably wont fly with the warden or judge.

Everything you need to know about the differences.
http://depts.washington.edu/natmap/facts/crow_vs_raven.html

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2010, 05:51:06 PM »
Does anyone know anything about the crows around spokane??


and anywere were i can make them go into my frying pan


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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2010, 02:27:01 PM »
Anyone do any hand calling?

European crow calling instructions

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Re: Crow hunting
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2010, 02:29:36 PM »
Does crow taste better than Bald Eagle?
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