It won't be long until crow season again

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by HonkerBonker, May 23, 2005.

  1. HonkerBonker

    HonkerBonker New Member

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    I can't wait until the season comes back in. There are a lot on our farm right now, and their intelligence level appears to be pretty low. Crows do a lot of damage to our waterfowl population each year, so get out and bang some when the season comes back in.
     
  2. ducky152000

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    i know crow huntin is in the top 5 things for me to hunt. i got about 4 doz. decoys and a electric caller but like hand call much more you get more of want you want when you want sometimes you want death crys and other times you want content caws to act as feeding crows

    cant wait
     

  3. ducky152000

    ducky152000 Active Member

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    been crow huntin last friday my cousin and i went out at 5 in the morn set up in a winter wheat feild with 2 doz. decoys and then hid in the corn right next to it the sun started coming up and i started calling one came in i pulled up shot it and after that they were all around us till about 10 we ended up with 18 and a couple of unlucky pigeons that came by just a tad too close for my cousin and I.
    The next day i took my freind abe and we ended up with 13 and 3 pigeons those pigeons were goin in the crow decoys, kinda funny.


    The closet thing to waterfowlin right now.

    Real men catch catfish!
     
  4. DiverDown

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    <P>Hey John, Black Death season is open<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/tongue.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>&nbsp;go stack a few up and get your practice in for the up coming waterfowl season, I hear you need a lot of practice<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/rofl.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>&nbsp;DD</P>
     
  5. Rainman

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    What's the best ammo to use for crows? I've heard #7.5, #8, #5...Once I get my new cannon, I'm thinkin' about using 3.5" #5 or #6 Hevi-Shot or Bismuth! I wanna blow 'em outta the sky!
    Any suggestions?
     
  6. fishnfool

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    Ok so i got a stupid question for ya...you ever eat those pigeons you shot?&nbsp; I've always wondered how they tasted, dove is so good and we shot passenger pigeons to extinction for their meat.&nbsp; Rock doves or pigeons don't seem like they should be too far off from either of those.&nbsp; Is it legal to shoot them as well, i've never read anything either way????<br>
     
  7. eyecatcher

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    &nbsp;I hunted a lot of grain silo run-offs last year in Bowling Green for dove and we had quite a few pigeons fall with the doves.&nbsp; I hunted with a lot of resident BG hillbillys and they eat the pigeons along with the doves.&nbsp; They soak them in buttermilk with the doves and they turn out just as good.&nbsp; There is actually a lot more meat on the pigeons so we were happy to shoot them.&nbsp; They are a little harder to kill than a dove, so I used 6's.&nbsp; good luck on the pigeon shooting<br>
     
  8. fishnfool

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    LOL, thanks, I'm gonna have to try it now. Hell i tried a sheephead earlier this year so why now.&nbsp; Anyone know the legality issue then?&nbsp; I don' want to get stopped with some pigeons in the game bag and get issued a ticket or anything.&nbsp; <br>
     
  9. DiverDown

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Fish, Pigeons fall under the open list, you don't have to worry about having a truck bed full of them. There is 3 birds you can shoot and not have to worry about them, </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">1) House Sparrow</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">2)Erupeon Starling</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">3)Common Pigeon or Rock Dove as they are called in the books.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">they fall under the nuisance laws, like the feral pig and ground hogs. So get out there and whack em and stack em, also it's great practice for the up coming waterfowl season, they fly alot like ducks when being shot at. DD</P>
     
  10. fishnfool

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    Thanks, i knew they weren't native and figured they'd be in the same categorie as starlings and sparrows.&nbsp; Now i need to find a place to get some target practice with them.<br>
     
  11. DiverDown

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    <P>Rainman, don't waste money shooting&nbsp; that high&nbsp;dollar stuff at them Black _____'s. just take all them shells I keep giving you and reload them with 7.5's and a few with 6's and you should be fine. All we have to do is learn to shoot that first one in and then it would be alot easier<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/eek.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>.&nbsp; DD</P>