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pintail_drake2004 10-31-2019 10:23 AM

hunting starlings
Hey gents,

How many of yall actively hunt starlings? They have always been on my hit list. My brothers and I use to shoots 100's of them every weekend when they went to roost. Have any of yall ever used starling decoys? Do you make your own starling decoys? I've had several friends clean and cook them, and have raved about how they turned out. I just like to shoot them myself.

I did find last year, you could call them using my FoxPro. That made for some interesting shoots. It's getting pretty close to time to see the massive flocks of them in my area, with crops coming out of the fields I'm noticing more every day.

Preydeception 10-31-2019 10:00 PM

Kill 'em all! Have fun, stay safe and post about your success and what calls you used. Include some pics for all of us, especially weasel.

Cookie1125 11-13-2019 11:31 PM

Every once in a while I will use a starling distress call and shoot them but more often they are shot out of opportunity. Calling is usually more productive though.

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pintail_drake2004 12-17-2019 03:10 PM

Well, I had enough. I carve some starling decoys, got them painted up. And put them to use.

pintail_drake2004 12-17-2019 03:38 PM

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some pictures

Cookie1125 12-17-2019 04:01 PM

That's pretty cool. Could you explain your setup?

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pintail_drake2004 12-17-2019 04:05 PM

Nothing fancy. Just my 3 starling decoys placed in a "Y" pattern each facing each other. I use my Fox Pro Wildfire II, and a starling distress call. They flock in, and hover about 12" above the decoys. When I dont use the call, they swoop in and land.

Cookie1125 12-17-2019 04:21 PM

Interesting. May have to play around with this

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Preydeception 12-17-2019 07:37 PM

Nice, sounds like a great time. Good going on the decoy making....Thanks for sharing

Weasel 12-18-2019 09:43 PM

The decoys look great!

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