?? Crow Sniping

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  1. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    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...Johngun)
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Jeff
     

  3. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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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...Johngun)
     
  5. 1tonpower

    1tonpower Well-Known Member

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    It's legal to bait in mass... I've had good luck with a few crow decoys a field or cranberry bog
     
  6. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  7. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    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:rolleyes:
     
  8. Zep

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    Thanks for understanding. You might want to check into crow calls, there are mouth calls and actual machines. I never got into shooting crows but I know men who do. The crow is a very spiritual bird, I don't mess with crows.
     
  9. ishootkittens

    ishootkittens Well-Known Member

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    Something is only spiritual when its dead :D

    I use a .22 magnum to help them find their peace.
     
  10. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    In the south we use a owl decoy and a good owl call.

    Crows hate owls and owls kill crows at night so normally the crows cant resist the chance to
    kick some owls ass.

    We place the owl decoy on a snag 2 or 3 feet off the ground and place a few crow decoys
    around the snag.

    We use both the owl call and a crow call. (with both hunters calling at the same time)

    Normally we Carry one accurate rifle In 22 cal. and a shotgun for the smart ones that wont land
    for pass shooting.

    A good camo blind is a must.

    Have fun.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  11. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    Al excellent ideas..But for what I would like to do ,I think as far as a call
    goes I would need one of those high dollar remote calls that I can
    operate from something like 2 or 3 hundred yards away and maybe
    a couple decoys set out so the crows will land...Thats why I am thinking
    some type of bait would be an idea attraction..
     
  12. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    J E Custom is one of my favorite members on LRH. If that is how he hunts crow then that is exactly how I would do it, no questions asked. I always look forward to his posts.

    J E Custom - Any suggestions on calls? I might not shoot any right now but it would be fun to learn to call.
     
  13. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Zep, easy does it!

    Down Boy...

    lol
     
  14. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kudos, but is is just the way I hunt them.

    I started out using a owl hooter and a crow call (Both were mouth calls) and had good success.

    We used a 12 gauge with #2 lead shot for up close and pass shooting. After a few rounds the
    crows would fly off a few hundred yards and light. then we broke out the 22-250 and had some
    more fun.

    I now have a Fox Pro and it makes less mistakes than we did, But I have not seen any increase
    in numbers, Just easier calling.

    A good blind/hide seems to make the most difference and moving frequently like you do when hunting coyotes.

    J E CUSTOM