I just walk through the woods and stop and call every 100 yards or so and see if anything responds, it seems to works for me as I often leave the woods with 5+ birds. I also carry a few dekes with me but rarely use them.
Growing up in south central PA we had a crow fly-way right over the farm. We hunted them but back then it was with our natural voice and using dead ones as decoys.
I got into it hunting them after moving off the family farm but not real serious about hunting them. If the season was in and we were bored, we went after them. I actually had a call and a couple of decoys this time around.
Moved to NH and hunted them a little bit but again but not much. Bought a few more decoys and would hit them whenever the urge or someone asked me to go. This year though after hearing about local crows eating turkeys. So I bought a FoxPro to hunt coyotes and the crows.
Our season came in on the March 16th and will be going out on the 31st. My wing shooting rust is gone and I'm loving every time I'm out there. My total for this short early season is only 24. Thatís 20 by me, 2 shared hit (but Iím sure they were mine knowing how my buddy has been shooting), 2 MIA (landed in bog) with 2 doubles.
In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your heart and be silent.- Psalms 4:4
"One accurate shot fired with deliberate precision is worth more than a hundred fired without control." -Major John Foster
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Not me! However, I do know several football fans that were celebrating NE Cheaters 4th Super Bowl title a whole 2 weeks before it was even played that were eating crow BTW...being a SIXBURGH fan....I was loving it
Thanks Sheridan I'm giving one last try tonight and tomorrow before our early season is over. So hopefully I'll have another photo to post with high numbers of dead crows.
I use my Mossberg 500 with a full choke & either #4,5,6, shot & even BB's when I can. I use a couple of hand blown crow callers, As they work great, & every now & then I give a few blasts on a Hawk Squeal Cry, that drives them crazy looking for the hawk to attack it etc.