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Crow hunters out there do you eat the meat.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Axel Larson, Oct 15, 2012.

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  1. Axel Larson

    Axel Larson Member

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    I would not even think of eating crow but since people hunt them I wondered if any do it for food. It popped into my head while out grouse hunting, there are crows all over the place. On the other hand the only grouse I have seen flushed as I was walking up a steep hill with a unloaded shotgun, off balance and did not see him too clearly.
    Anyways so do any of you eat crow? they are scavengers so I am not sure if it would even be a good idea but still wondering.
     
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  2. Art Eatman

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    Maybe if one were starving? :D I've heard/read of people trying, from curiosity, but the opinions were that it's like Gertrude Stein's Oakland: "There's no there there."
     
  3. jimmyraythomason

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    My grandmother MAY have during the early 1900s. I can remember her telling me that her father would kill sparrows and red birds so they wouldn't starve.
     
  4. jmorris

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    Only in the colloquial idiom form.
     
  5. interlock

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    no.... but it sounds like a THR challenge to me....how about we shoot one then make up and post some recipes
     
  6. tarosean

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    They are protected species under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.


    If ya did I wouldn't be telling anyone...just sayin
     
  7. interlock

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    not in England!
     
  8. jimmyraythomason

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    Totally wrong! They are neither federally protected nor migratory.
     
  9. MtnCreek

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    There's a season for them in GA and they're ok to kill at any time to protect crops.

    I know a guy that says he eats them and he says they're good. I won't be eating any as long as I have something else to eat.
     
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  11. Clayton86

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    I'v never had enough left to eat Hornady 58gr .243 superformance + crow = feathery read mist. Not that id want to eat it anyways but theres usually just some feet a beak and a pile of bloody feathers left lol I cant wait to see what the .17 rem will do to them
     
  12. jimmyraythomason

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    Crows are NOT a protected species. They are one of only 4 non-game birds legal to shoot,no closed season,in my state. The others being all species of blackbird,starlings and sparrows. Since no state law supercedes a federal law,crows are not covered.
     
  13. del4

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    I never have but I have heard old men talk about eating them.

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  14. jimmyraythomason

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    From Alabama Hunting Reguations;*PROTECTED SPECIES
    All birds except English sparrows, crows, starlings and blackbirds are protected by state law. Game birds and game animals may only be taken during open season for hunting. There is no open season in Alabama for BEAR, MOUNTAIN LION (COUGAR) AND RUFFED GROUSE. Other wildlife species are protected by the nongame species regulation.STARLINGS, CROWS & BLACKBIRDS

    No Closed Season
    •No Bag Limit — Daylight Hours Only
     
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    JMORRIS wrote:

    Too funny! Put me in this category.
     
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    no, i do not eat them. but sometimes coyotes will. so they are not entirely useless.we unfortunately have a crow season here. so i have to watch when i can shoot them. when i do, i try to keep an eye on the area for coyote. can not get both with the same bullet, but at least some good can come of the crow if i get a yote on top of it.
     
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    If your bored you can find FWS 50 CFR Chapter 20 on the link i posted only to find out they give states the decision, with exception of Hawaii.

    Just because its legal for you, doesn't mean it's legal for everyone. As is the case with many screwed up laws. Etc.
     
  18. Clayton86

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    In NY you can only shoot them Fri, Sat, Sun, and mondays all other days are closed which is fine by me I do most my hunting on the weekend I usually call em in while calling for coyotes. Its tempting not to blast them first but I hold out till I'm sure no coyotes responded but they tend to be close behind the crows.
     
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    We have two seasons for crow here in Wisconsin. We also have a regulation against wanton waste. In other words....you shoot it, you better eat it or use it for fertilizer. I do the latter, but according to these guys, they are quite tasty......

    Crowbuster recipes
     
  20. jimmyraythomason

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    Amen!
     
  21. MCgunner

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    Figurative crow...yes

    Literal crow...NO ... :barf: Might be good, I'll let YOU tel ME. I'm sure it's not poisonous. I've eaten birds most wouldn't thnk about that were delicious....some illegal. My grandpa killed it and he's dead, but that was curlew. Sanhills are a game species, but some are surprised that you can eat 'em, delicious. There were log entries in LaSalle's logbook (got lost and wound up in Texas) about how great Roseate Spoonbill are. :D That one is illegal, too, but there were no game wardens to arrest ol' LaSalle in 1684. :D
     
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    Odd that a species that is hunted and for which there are electronic calls for such hunting and one that is not migratory, would be illegal via the Migratory Bird Act. :rolleyes: I've shot a few, but like predator hunting, I've never really gotten into HUNTING 'em.
     
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    Generally speaking, it's a bad idea to eat any animal that eats carrion flesh like roadkill. The amount of bacteria they encounter is high, and your body isn't used to those types of bacteria either...

    The only exception people make to this, and i don't know why, is eating raccoon and opossum.

    As Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe) wrote after he killed an unknown bird for food but found "its flesh was carrion, and fit for nothing".
     
  24. Axel Larson

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    Out of curiosity then why hunt crow? I mean even with coyote hunting you can get a good fur but with crow nothing.
    Are there crow problems in certain areas?
     
  25. Slamfire

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    Someone must serve Crow, I read all the time of people eating Crow.

    Maybe they were real hungry. :rolleyes:
     
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