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#3149400 - 02/02/13 06:22 PM 1st time crow hunting
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I decided to go crow hunting today for the first time after most of the snow melted today. Evidently I need more practice...saw 3 fly over head...got 1...but it's the first crow I've ever killed.
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#3149408 - 02/02/13 06:28 PM Re: 1st time crow hunting [Re: Outdoor life]
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They are smart.You need you a few crow decoys and a owl decoy..That'll get em going.
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#3149424 - 02/02/13 06:39 PM Re: 1st time crow hunting [Re: cecil30-30]
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
They are smart.You need you a few crow decoys and a owl decoy..That'll get em going.


Thank you, I believe I will try to go out and pick a few up.
I know that about 15-20+ stay on the farm next to this one, in the cow pasture or on a large dead tree all the time...maybe the decoys will bring them a little closer to me.

Do you have a favorite shotgun shell to hunt for them? Cause I was using a turkey load (1300 fps, 4 shot), and even that wasn't an instant kill even with some of the shot hitting its chest (bout blew the wing off though)
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#3149448 - 02/02/13 07:04 PM Re: 1st time crow hunting [Re: Outdoor life]
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I always used #6 shot.
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#3149450 - 02/02/13 07:08 PM Re: 1st time crow hunting [Re: Carlos Viagra]
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 Originally Posted By: Carlos Viagra
I always used #6 shot.


still lead shot right? ever tried steel or anything else?
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#3149474 - 02/02/13 07:20 PM Re: 1st time crow hunting [Re: Outdoor life]
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I'd use #4 high brass..
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#3149522 - 02/02/13 07:41 PM Re: 1st time crow hunting [Re: cecil30-30]
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I'd opt for #6 shot...and decoys work. If those crows are hanging the same spot daily then they're apt to have a roosting area nearby. That's always a good spot in the afternoons.
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#3149604 - 02/02/13 08:52 PM Re: 1st time crow hunting [Re: Mike Belt]
catman529
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I shot at a few from a cedar thicket. Openings in the tree tops would let me get an open shot and the bird would never see me till it was too late. Only problem was I am terrible at wing shooting and was using a turkey choke that day for squirrels. I didn't hit one crow and still have never killed one.
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#3149661 - 02/02/13 09:44 PM Re: 1st time crow hunting [Re: cecil30-30]
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
I'd use #4 high brass..


How much of a difference is using brass compared to the lead? I've never used anything other than lead.
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#3149667 - 02/02/13 09:46 PM Re: 1st time crow hunting [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
I shot at a few from a cedar thicket. Openings in the tree tops would let me get an open shot and the bird would never see me till it was too late. Only problem was I am terrible at wing shooting and was using a turkey choke that day for squirrels. I didn't hit one crow and still have never killed one.


I had a turkey choke as well on, with turkey shot. And going by what I've read from other sites, evidently lead isn't used much and neither is a turkey choke, and I too have NEVER been a good skeet shooter, so I think I just got lucky for my firt crow.
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