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Crow Decoys

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They arrived yesterday so set them up just to try them out...within 20 minutes, 3 crows flew in real low circling about 6 feet off the ground..,but did not land...a little while later,two crows came in,one landing on a corral fence and another in a tree about 40 yards away...it was mid-day,so next time I'll set them up in late afternoon when larger numbers return....I did not attempt a shot as I wanted to evaluate their behavior...The decoy on the corral fence rotates/moves in the wind...Squirrels070.jpg

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We have ga-zillion grape farmers and dairies around Taft. I do believe my Airgun will get a work out with all the crows in the area. I now have an MP-3 and sound system I bought for yote slaying,.....but now it will be converted to crow calling. Because of my limited ability to walk long distance is one of the main reasons I gave up on coyotes. Who wants to go out with a "load."??? I did not want to go out by myself because of the dangers of bobcats, snakes, heat, and the unknown when you are alone. I learned about those dangers here on this form.Crow hunting is a set and wait type of sport. Right down my alley. "I have more patients than most Dr.'s." CH....I am VERY interested in how your decoys work. Can you give a link where you got them?

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I have a dozen of those babys now for the last detail you need to go to mcdonalds and grab a large fries and lay them around the ripped bag and your dec's .Or you can step it up and toss a half a digornio pizza out there and it's on . Good luck

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Mr. Del, if you haven't been to Crow Busters you need to go. http://www.crowbusters.com/

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I did have this. What a great spot to read about the art of hunting, calling crows. They even have recipes. That will take a very hungery fellow. As long as I have money..... I will pass on the crow eating, thank you. Braz.... do you know of anyone that has a crow call for sale??? :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:

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Yep, me. :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow: Actually, I don't have any on hand at the moment, as I just sold my last two about a week ago. I'll be heading for Las Vegas for the NASCAR race on Tuesday, returnnig the following Tuesday. I would be more than happy to make one up from any of the woods that I have on hand, or just about any wood you want one from. Clampdaddy seems to like the ones I have made for him.

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Knot, you hit the nail on the head, the fast food bag is by far the best decoy for crows(besides another dead crow). The food probably works also but I'm not sure if you can bait crows.

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CH....I am VERY interested in how your decoys work. Can you give a link where you got them?
I bought the Carry lite and one Greenhead...http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/common/s...x=23&Go.y=8Guys..pop corn works great...just use popped and toss on the ground....I'll be out hunting crows Mon/Tues and post results...

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This morning I put two of the crow decoys up by my bird feeder...one on the ground..one on fence that moves in a breeze....several crows have buzzed by..a couple almost landed....later I'll put some crow bait out and see what happens...please excuse vid...I was shooting into morning sun from my kitchen window..rifle locked & loaded..lol...th_Squirrels072.jpgSquirrels071.jpg

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Is baiting for crows legal in California?
The REGS do not mention it....they do say you can't shoot them from an aircraft....LOL....

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Rich, you may want to contact the Federal Wildlife people to be sure of the baiting issue. The reason I say this is that crows are covered by the Feds as a migratory bird species. And therefore may be covered by this restriction for migratory birds.

By the aid of baiting on or over any baited areas where a person knows or reasonably should know that the area is or has been baited. A baited area is considered to be baited for 10 days after complete removal of any bait. Baiting includes placing, exposing, depositing, distributing or scattering of salt, grain, or other feed that could serve as a lure or attractant for migratory game birds to, on, or over areas where hunters are attempting to take them. Agriculture areas must be prepared in accordance with official recommendations to be legally hunted. It is a separate offense to place or direct placement of bait on or adjacent to an area that causes, induces, or allows another to hunt by the aid of bait on or over a baited area. Hunters are responsible for ensuring that an area has not been baited and should verify its legality prior to hunting.

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Don't think I'll need bait anyway...been testing these for a few days now,and the decoys draw crows every time......I'm going to set them up at my friends ranch in a field out about 30-35 yards out on Wednsday...got a good hide to shoot from...they roost in his area...at my home,they just fly over on their route and buzz the decoys making racket..,but don't land close enough...

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Nice decoys! This may be a dumb question, but could you use an Owl for a decoy? An owl in the area around here tends to draw in every kind of angry bird imaginable. They sqwack and carry on, and crows usually try to attack the thing. They fill the trees and their sound is usually a dead giveaway to their location.Has anybody else seen similar?

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You need one or two of these decoys and you will really have the crows attacking you.cb001-move.gif

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