Re: Crow hunting
Crows, eagles, hawks and owls are regulated under the Federal migratory bird treaty justy like ducks, geese and doves. Different states have slightly different provisons for crow hunting. Killing a hawk, owl, oprey or eagle will result in federal prosecution. Common penalties are confiscation of guns, vehicle, lifetime suspension of hunting privileges, several thousand dollars of fines and some months of jaill time.
Maryland has different days of the week open on crows and some days of the week closed. It is very hard to remember which days are legal to shoot crows. I ususally start with #6 shot and full choke but may go to #4s and extra full if they are a little skittish and won't come in close.
Literally and figuratively, I have eaten crow many times. I alawys eat the ones I shoot. Basically, if you fillet the breasts and then boil them in satly water for about 30 minutes they are good enough to take to work for lunch. Not gourmet food but it is something to chew on.
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