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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:39 PM
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?? Crow Sniping

Anyone have any idea on how to bait in crows
so they can be shot it with a rifle? I was wondering
if putting out some crack corn would draw them
in and then I can scare their ass with my 223 or
22-250...Maybe be illegal in some states,but what
the hell..I think it will be great fun..Thanks for any
suggestions...John
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    Re: ?? Crow Sniping

    Around here the Crows, ravens, magpies and eagles are on anything dead or close to it. They line up on the fences waiting their turn. They even circle my FoxPro call of a dying rabbit.

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    Savagelover,
    Not sure if it's illegal to bait crows or not. You probably should go to you Fish and Game website and investigate.
    Here in NC they changed the crows status to a non-game Migratory bird and few years back. Not sure why but I always thought it was an attempt to prevent people from shooting them with rifles.
    I have always enjoyed "dusting" crows. I really enjoy it wheh they line up and I can get two with one shot! That's a hoot. JohnnyK.
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    yeah i guess a lot of states have a season on them now?

    I bought a bag of cheap dog food and put it in a pile.

    In a day or so there were crows feeding on it...So I
    guess that will bring them in...I love to dust them with
    my 223 or the 22-250...John
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    Re: ?? Crow Sniping

    It's legal to bait in mass... I've had good luck with a few crow decoys a field or cranberry bog
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    Please read thru the hunting laws for your state as they do change (at least in mine) and please use common sense. The last things legitimate shooters/hunters need now if more trouble.

    The one thing that always concerns me is target background - when I shoot at something I want something safe behind it to stop a bullet. Shooting at a crow on a tree with a 223 or 22-250 would not be too smart in my book as that bullet is going to go a long, long way. In PA there was a girl killed two years ago when a hunter decided to shoot his blackpowder rifle into the air at the end of the season before cleaning it, she was a mile away sitting in a buggy. Very sad.
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    Please read thru the hunting laws for your state as they do change (at least in mine) and please use common sense. The last things legitimate shooters/hunters need now if more trouble.

    The one thing that always concerns me is target background - when I shoot at something I want something safe behind it to stop a bullet. Shooting at a crow on a tree with a 223 or 22-250 would not be too smart in my book as that bullet is going to go a long, long way. In PA there was a girl killed two years ago when a hunter decided to shoot his blackpowder rifle into the air at the end of the season before cleaning it, she was a mile away sitting in a buggy. Very sad.

    No intention in shooting at a crow in a tree..Thats just plain stupid...My efforts will all be at crows on the ground..And with a hill behind it.If not,then I do not shoot..I see deer hunters blasting away at deer in an open fiels with no thought of where that bullet is going.And your right about,there is enough going on already..I appreciate your kind and thought out reply..John
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