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Old 04-07-2017, 06:41 PM
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What kind of volume should you use for crows ?
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:28 PM
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Loud as can be with your setup. If you listen to Bob Aronsohn's set up, it is seriously loud.
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:14 PM
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Always on max volume. Don't be afraid to use dying rabbit also.
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Old 04-08-2017, 06:32 AM
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Thanks for the info, going to give it a try today.
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Old 04-08-2017, 11:25 AM
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Only turn caller on when you hear or see crows.
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:09 PM
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I can't agree with that. I have had some good shoots where the crows came from so far away I couldn't possibly have seen or heard them.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:48 AM
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I agree with Al on that. I often have not seen or heard any crows and once I hit the caller here they come.
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:12 PM
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The volume will depend entirely on your setup and area your hunting in. Bob A is calling out in Kansas and can easily call VERY loud since he is calling in birds from a MUCH broader area and he is doing hard calling. Where i hunt its much hillier and i do almost all soft calling. Soft calling like crow gathering, crow party etc will be done at a lower volume. I have tried it cranked all the way up and it would draw them in but most wouldnt commit with it that loud. I will run it at about 60-70% volume max and have my Foxbang set at around 90-95% volume. As the morning carries on i will usually crank it up louder and get more aggressive with my calls to try and squeeze as many birds in at the end as i can. This will usually get me about 3 hours of good shooting with groups of 1-5 birds every 10-15 min. We dont have the population density like they have further west so hard calling will be VERY action packed for about 30-45 min and then the hunt is over.

Edit: I have also had good shoots where a lot of birds never made a sound until they where in range. Leave the caller on. I will sometimes turn it off after a good run to let those birds i missed leave and give me time to clean up the dead ones. Then i will have a smoke and relax for a sec and start calling again. Often i will get birds that just roll into my setup without the call going.

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