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Chris B
02-27-2018, 09:25 AM
After a few week break I decided to take a vacation day yesterday and go do some crow hunting at the farm we picked up this year. Let me tell you, this was one for the books! Got set up by sunrise and as soon as we heard the first crow sound off, we had a constant wave of singles and doubles dropping in to check us out. We stayed quiet, just responding w some light hand calls as needed. I ended up going 8 for 8 in the first hour! We didnít even use the foxpro caller until noon, which by then we figured we had around 17. Of course we had some that hopped away and a couple that we hit and watched fly a few hundred yards before falling but we were on fire! The wind picked up for a few hours but playing two foxproís on high volume running crow fight (10 minutes on, 15 minutes quiet) helped us call in a handful in crappy conditions. The shooting definitely got tough in the high wind. From 4 to 5 oíclock the wind calmed a lot and we caught the groups heading back towards their roost and the shooting was hot again. We knocked down about 9 in that last bit of time just running dueling crow fights w the foxpros. Shattered our previous record of 18! One thing worth mentioning was that as we killed a few crows, weíd go out and set them up and incorporate them into our decoy set. We have about 9 decoys and 1 scout that we start w but we found that the more dead crows we used in our setup, the easier it was to get them to drop in...even in the high winds
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Weasel
02-27-2018, 05:16 PM
Excellent day!

Peanut
02-27-2018, 08:48 PM
That's a great hunting day. Congratulations guys

2manyguns
02-27-2018, 11:53 PM
great job guys

kec
02-28-2018, 08:46 AM
what do you do with them?

Chris B
03-01-2018, 08:01 AM
what do you do with them?



Kec - as of right now we just dispose them. We talk about trying to eat one every time we go but so far we just havenít been able to bring ourselves to do it lol.


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kec
03-01-2018, 09:21 AM
Kec - as of right now we just dispose them. We talk about trying to eat one every time we go but so far we just havenít been able to bring ourselves to do it lol.


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thanks - was wondering if you found any value in them other than the hunting experience. Some probably wonder why one would just kill crows and dispose of them with no added value other than the hunting experience. Being a crow and waterfowl hunter myself, crows tend to do a lot of crop damage (mellons/fruits-in the east), as well as destroy waterfowl and other nesting bird eggs and turtle eggs. Not to mention their natural destructive and annoyance characteristics. Just thought some might want to know that killing them does serve a purpose and they are NOT just being killed without merit.

just thought I'd pass that along for those who may be on the fence for hunting them. I use my crow meat for channel cat fish and other catfish bait - try it you might like it. I would never eat one...lol!

Chris B
03-01-2018, 09:39 AM
Well said, kec. I get asked what we do w them constantly and I dread it every time bc I figure Iím about to get lectured on how I kill them for ďnothingĒ. But youíve explained why I do it perfectly. And Iím going to give my hunting partner the idea about catfish bait. He fishes for cats quite a bit in the spring and uses chunked up chub or sucker pieces. Using crow would definitely help us to put them to more use


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fratri
03-01-2018, 08:12 PM
Looks like a lot of fun, congrats

long shot
02-11-2020, 07:27 PM
Good job
I use mine for coyote bait

Preydeception
02-11-2020, 08:12 PM
Very Cool, great picture and details. Thanks for posting your crow hunting success.

Possumal
03-08-2020, 08:27 AM
Chris B, 39 is fine, good idea. Reading Kec's comments about people asking what you do with them, I'll bet it would be interesting to read some of Bob Aronsohn's replies to that question. Kudos to you guys on a nice hunt and a nice post.

porcupine
03-08-2020, 11:31 PM
Thanks for sharing your success. Pretty awesome day.

Bob Aronsohn
03-10-2020, 08:41 PM
Good job, beats sitting inside the house doesn't it !

How many hours did your hunt last?

long shot
01-17-2021, 08:18 AM
My first hunt this year got 71
My buster crow stopped flapping I thought it was the batteries so I changed them and nothing. The birds didnít commit as good without the motion when I got home I took it apart and a wire had broke off from the soldered contact so resoldered that and back in business. I would like to buy another one but canít find them anywhere

Weasel
01-19-2021, 05:01 PM
I would like to buy another one but canít find them anywhere

I thought for sure they were still available. I did a search and couldn't find any either. I even checked Ebay.