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Question by buckbull. Uploaded on January 12, 2010
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try sittn in a cow pasture with some dead trees and then when they land shoot them you only need size 8 shot from a 2 3/4 gun it fun but you have to have patince
If you really want to be sporting about it use a rifle chambered in .22LR or even .17 HMR as long as you are on plenty of property and have something behind the bird to stop the round.
My 338 Win Mag at 400 yards works great!
They go POOF!
better question...why do you hunt crows?
I don't see using a rimfire as any more sporting. I find getting within or getting them to come into shotgun range is more of a challenge. They have amazing eyesight and are extremely intelligent. They are aware of what a gun means and if you have one or not.
So on that note, if you're serious about getting crows, get camo'd up. Maybe try an owl decoy or some owl hoots, as crows will haze owls any chance they get.
When I hunt crows it's not very serious, more of an excuse to get out with a gun. I just hike ridges and hoot or crow call here and there, just with my voice (badly). Maybe some will come by, maybe some will get close enough to shoot before they spot me.
Yes, I have eaten crow.
hey guys hunting crows is a blast why does it sound so crazy in all these posts? Crows are very smart and challenging to hunt, it can be alot of fun, I am looking forward to hunt them when season opens the 25th.
I agree that crows (in season) present a challenging target to a varminter. A farmer who seeds his field has reason to be upset when a flock of crows descends to devour his efforts.
I've toppled a few with my .22-250 using thin-jacketed varmint bullets, and there's very little left of them. I usually prefer my bolt action .22 Magnum.
I've used owl decoys successfully, and I do recommend breaking up the linear profile of your rifle barrel (especially if it's stainless) with tape and camouflage strips (a "ghillie suit" for your rifle), because there are no straight lines in nature. A crow in flight will have a vertical perspective and be alarmed at your presence.
Check your state's game laws, and be able to distinguish between a raven and a crow. I can't do it unless I see their tail feathers in flight or when they flare for landing.
I had a friend in Georgia who taught me the best crow-hunting technique.
1.Find a stand of trees at the edge of the field.
2.Set up your folding chairs.
3.Open the cooler and get beers.
I take a call and my 12 gauge then sit real quiet like with a couple decoys out then when they come to land in your fake flock knock 'em out of the sky.
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