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Old November 13, 2006, 06:26 PM   #1
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Calling all crow hunters...

I would like to start crow hunting in my area (Southern Illinois). Can any of you guys tell me what I will need to be effective?(tactics/equipment) Thanks in advance!
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Old November 13, 2006, 06:51 PM   #2
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Box of 22 shorts, at least 7 power scope, and anyplace someone puts food out for them, which, for crows, is pretty much anything, anytime.

Just find where they feed...

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Old November 13, 2006, 09:57 PM   #3
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Can you eat crow?

I seem to remember some elderly coon-ass telling me they were tastey...

Or do you want to kill some just for the sake of killing?
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Old November 13, 2006, 10:30 PM   #4
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Actually...

I would like to shoot my .22 and figured crows would make nice targets. Eating crow in my neck of the woods (Illinois) isn't really that uncommon. I myself have never tried it but I know a few guys that have.
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Old November 18, 2006, 04:07 AM   #5
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Crow's, like many protected groups , like wolves, etc. have become pests, destroying the ecological balance in areas where their natural predators don't reside in sufficient numbers. Crows eat anything, and, they are smart.

They eat other birds, their eggs, and, pretty soon, all you have in your area are crows...course they do get rid of road kill, and, other rodents, and dead animals.
Crows do not get along with birds of prey, such as hawks, owls, and eagles. They will gather together to mob these birds if they can. Mobbing includes dive bombing, chasing, and harassing. Predators of American Crows include the predatory birds listed above, snakes, raccoons, and man.

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Crow's mate for life. Shooting the mate causes a really insane amount of grief, in the crow's spouse, and, it's all noise. It's actually really sad that we can't find another solution to killing them...
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