View Full Version : anybody hunt crow???

Ranger Al
November 22, 2007, 09:37 AM
There is a season for those pesky birds. Just wondering if people eat them???

November 22, 2007, 04:04 PM
yukk eat a crow. not me. shoot them yes. in my yard with an air rifle. sometimes i check around outside with my 12 ga. loaded with #7.5 heavy. never had the pleasure of blasting any yet with the shotgun. got a few with the air rifle. nailed a groundhog/woodchuck over the summer with the shotgun.

November 22, 2007, 04:22 PM
Way back in time when a season on crows was non existing, I used to put a Owl decoy on a pasture fence post. The crows would go into a frenzy attacking the decoy. Use to be able to get several at a time. Crows were considered a major pest, but I think a person would have to be awful hungry to eat one. Other wise it was almost impossible to get close to a flock, they always had a sentinel on guard. Decoy or long range. No in between.

November 22, 2007, 08:42 PM
There is no season for me, nor do I eat them. I think the best way to get rid of those annoying birds is to feed them V-MAXX pills. http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/kirbymagnum/PictureorVideo019.jpg

November 22, 2007, 09:37 PM
anybody hunt crow???

No, but I seem to eat a lot of it. :D

November 23, 2007, 11:07 AM

November 23, 2007, 01:38 PM
from time to time, I clear out the flock around here.

Ranger Al
November 23, 2007, 03:45 PM
I was hoping you guys would say " it taste just like chicken"! lol

November 23, 2007, 05:11 PM
A lot of folks ate crow back in the depression.

November 23, 2007, 05:20 PM
If you don't eat them what do you do with them? I have never killed any because I have no use for them (I wouldn't eat them) and they cause me no problems. Do those of you who hunt them do so because they cause crop damage? What kind of problems do they cause that they are a pest? If there is a legal season for them I have no problem with people hunting them I am just curious what you do with them after you kill them.

November 23, 2007, 06:08 PM
The coyotes have to eat somehow.


November 23, 2007, 06:12 PM
There is a season on Ravens in Kali. Ravens and crows are very hard to tell apart. I allways heard that if they were flying they were Ravens, but dead they were crows.;) Here in the central valley crows/ravens cause problems in the almond and pistachio orchards, they eat large quantities of mature nuts and also knock many to the ground flying in and out. I cannot imagine eating them as we cosider them a pest like rats or mice.

November 23, 2007, 08:26 PM
i shoot crows with an air rifle in my apt complex. prolly not a good idea but after a night on the town the last thing u want is a crow waking u up at 8am.
although its prolly a funny sight seeing me with a bb gun in Pjs running around with a crow call.

Andy W
November 24, 2007, 07:05 AM
I've been hunting them for years, mostly after duck & goose season ends. It helps with the withdrawal.

November 24, 2007, 09:11 AM
i shoot crows with a air rifle two. I wouldn't eat one though. uck:barf:

November 26, 2007, 05:46 PM
Good when there is nothing left to hunt...

November 26, 2007, 07:49 PM
Best eaten warm..........

November 26, 2007, 11:59 PM
Note my nom de plume. They are one of my favorite pests. They can and do make a mess of seedling corn. They eat carrion. They hate owls, and will harass them mercilously. My old 222 has many black feathers to it's credit. No, I don't eat them unless SWMBO is listening. They carry several diseases among them West Nile virus. They are extremely intelligent, and have over 25 different "words" in their vocabulary. They can live 25 years or more if they stay out of my rifles' range. They have a better union than I had when I was working. They can only be hunted 4 days a week here. Ravens are MUCH bigger, and have a different sounding voice. My son and I use crow calls to locate each other while deer hunting, and we have little trouble getting them to answer back. Any crow that lands is in dire danger from me, and I've shot them with BB guns, 22, 222, 22-250, 308, 30/06, and 12 gauge. The 22/250 is deadly medicine out to 400 yards if the shooter knows his rifle and load. I prefer the Speer 52 gr. original HP flatbase above all others for explosive feather dusting. The only other bullet that has a large cavity is the 55 gr. Sierra Gameking BTHP. Hunting methods vary, and if I told you my favorites, I'd have to kill you. Owl decoys are a great way to locate and whack a few, but they learn quickly that the owl is DOOM and soon leave. They will go to a dead crow on the ground, and scold them to get up. Shoot another one, and they will convene a quorum or union meeting to pick a new steward. Funny birds. To keep them close, shoot the lookouts first, and they will stay on the ground until they select new lookouts most times. Have fun, and take no prisoners. They converge on Auburn, NY every year, and have tried to take over Tokyo. One even pecked the crown prince of Japan on the head while he was golfing! CB.

November 27, 2007, 05:03 AM
Think about it. Vultures eat dead stuff that is rotting and has all sorts of bacteria that can kill you (I think dysentery is caused by some of the pathogens in road kill that the buzzards eat). Crows also eat dead stuff but sometimes the bad stuff kills them. It means they don't break down all the bad stuff. Could cause the dreaded crossover of avian flu

November 27, 2007, 10:54 AM
I also hunt them with a pellet gun, never have tryed to eat them:barf:

November 28, 2007, 08:37 PM
i plan on hunting one and eating it. i just want to kill ONE, and eat it. for the curiosity of what it might taste like. i was thinking maybe hunting them and taking the breast meat, cooking it and making it into dog food. at least the animals death provided food for another. i can't just shoot something and let it lay. there are exceptions but for now, i dont hunt anything i wont eat. unfortunatly i have not found my self a hunting area that is far enough away from human dumpsters and trash that i'd consider eating/shooting it. who knows, it may taste really good but the stereotype is that it HAS to taste terrible :cool:

November 28, 2007, 09:17 PM
Get a owl decoy,crow decoys and a electronic game caller and hold on tight!!The best gun is any auto 12ga.with cheap rounds works great.Can you eat them yes.Would I eat one ??Probley not.....

November 28, 2007, 11:48 PM

Crowbeaner is right on there! They also harass turkeys, in addition to owls.

November 29, 2007, 02:17 AM
Have eaten crow both literally and figuratively and I don't reccommend either.
We shot them for fun and to make corn farmers happy (the farmers tended to remember you during deer season and let you hunt the good stuff) We tried cooking a couple up just because of the saying. Tasted like stringy garbage. Got laughed at by just about everyone who found out we tried it.

November 29, 2007, 11:55 AM
My wife makes me eat crow on occasion, but I do not think we are talking about the same thing

November 29, 2007, 09:20 PM
animal posted:
Have eaten crow

*points* HAHA:D (just kidding) You kinda wondered what it would taste like and I give you kudos for being brave (or intoxicated) enough to try it.

November 29, 2007, 09:23 PM
Yep. I've eaten lots of crow in my lifetime. ;) Didn't want to, either.

December 2, 2007, 09:50 AM
Used the crow caller and decoys a few times, man what a blast to shoot them out of the sky. I would never eat one though. They are nasty scavengers that eat road kill and other nasty things. Even though we will never hurt the population, I can't believe they have a season on them that protects them where I live.

Fat White Boy
December 2, 2007, 11:05 AM
Crow hunting is regulated by the DFG here in California. There is a regular season and bag limit for them. Federal regulations also apply because of a treaty with Mexico....

December 2, 2007, 09:01 PM
Hunt them... yes.
I killed them as a kid with a pellet rifle.

Own a crow call... yes.
I use the crow call to locate the old guy that works in my area of the store.
He only dislikes it when I use it.

Eat crow... yes. Not in the physical sense.
I have crow waiting for me the next time ATTT sees me.
I was stupid the other day and need to be reminded often.
I hope he has some gravy warm and ready.