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#843883 - 07/29/08 06:00 PM Crow hunting
Purple Onion
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I have always seen a lot of crows on our farms here in west Ten. Does anyone around here hunt them and what are the tactics and strategies used. i always been told by other hunter they are hard to hunt and can see well? Any suggestions. What is the best time to hunt them. I am new to the site and look forward to your responses.
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#843896 - 07/29/08 06:07 PM Re: Crow hunting [Re: Purple Onion]
trealtree
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Registered: 09/29/04
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Loc: Middle Tennessee

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You must be in full camo just like your turkey hunting face mask and gloves etc.. Make sure you have your plug out of your shotgun. Dont ever shoot the first crow that flies by he is the scout. Wait till 5 or 6 are within 30 yds. Never call 3 times in a row fast this is a warning call. Use a red tailed hawk call along with long drawn out crow calling. Here is the best way I can describe it without showing you. long and drawn out

caaaawwwwwwwwwww.....caawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.. cawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

This is a distress dying crow call. Along with a hawk shrill they will come in ready for a fight. Also some days crows will not come to a call. Good luck
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#844986 - 07/30/08 09:56 AM Re: Crow hunting [Re: trealtree]
easy45
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good advice
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#845180 - 07/30/08 12:07 PM Re: Crow hunting [Re: easy45]
CREEK BOTTOM
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love them get in a pine thickit and call them in
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#851303 - 08/03/08 05:32 PM Re: Crow hunting [Re: CREEK BOTTOM]
Stovepipe
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Registered: 09/21/07
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Loc: N1549518,E738760

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hello 'purble onion'

I used hunt crows a lot in high school....20 years ago

I dug a 5ft deep pit in the middle of a field and piled up a little bit of brush around the opening. I used to put out about 5 decoys and would also set up an owl decoy about 25 yards from the crow deeks. I would experiment with several calls. yes, do not shoot that first crow. give him 5 minutes and you'll have lots more. They are sharp eyed. But they make nice big semi slow targets. Kind of clumsy too you bust open on them with a semi auto...

hard to get them to come back (was for me) after you cut loose on em that first good time. gotta get into position before daylight.

I always wanted to hunt them in the fields long range with 22-250 but wasn't sure if that was a legal means.

I lost the savor for crow hunting after my dad drove the front wheel of his tractor off into my subterranean crow blind...boy was he hot \:D
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#851381 - 08/03/08 07:39 PM Re: Crow hunting [Re: Stovepipe]
Carlos Viagra
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Registered: 11/20/04
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It's best to hunt them early in the morning and most of the really great shoots we've had were in October and November.

Remember, Friday, Saturday, Sunday ONLY- I have no idea why.
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#875047 - 08/19/08 06:09 AM Re: Crow hunting [Re: Carlos Viagra]
MDM
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Registered: 04/15/08
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Loc: Lewisburg, TN

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Did some crow hunting for the first time at the first of the year using a Johnny Stewart pm-3. the crow card they have for it works really well but you can use and hand call just as well it just uses alot of air. anyways me and my buddy would stand on the edge of the woods over looking a cutover corn field and it worked really well.

Also as stated above yes they can see extremly well and full camo is a must including face mask and gloves.

Crows are very tough to kill, when i shoot at one i keep shooting untill it falls. sometimes 1 shot just isnt enough.

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