Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Tinybob, Sep 2, 2017.
It's awfully hard to be successful the second time on the same spot. Crows are too danged smart.
My friend & I set up to shoot crows on a ranch as guests. The fellows who worked there told us we wouldn't get any because they had shot that place before. We put out crow decoys along with an owl decoy and used a recorded hawk-crow fight. We had two hawks, 7 buzzards, and an eagle come in .... but no crows.
PS: There didn't used to be a season on crows. They could be killed year-round. The USF&WS tried to get Mexico to put a season and limits on ducks. For some reason the Mexicans said they would do it if we made a season for crows. Maybe they eat them?
We did a crow hunt right after they put the season on them. We spent a whole day cruising back roads, stopping every few miles and setting up with an electronic call. The three of us killed a truck bed of crows. I shot over 3 boxes of shells. This was back in the good ole days when I could shoot, plus there was 2 other guys with me. Found out later that the season wasn't open that day. Oops!
The statutes of limitations have run out.
Been hunting on the wrong day before. The whole Thursday through Monday thing is a little odd, just about as odd as my work schedule. Sometimes I mix my days up. It's kinda like countries that only have a wet season and a dry season, for me that's a sleeping time and a waking time.(days are just a guideline)
Can't imagine there being a crow season. Flying varmints up here.
I duck hunted in Mexico in 2004 and 2005 with an outfitter. The limit was 15/day. None of the guns had plugs. The Mossberg pumps we used held 6 shells. Lead shot was legal.
One game hog with us shot 100 ducks in 3 days. No one there said a thing about it not even the Federales who checked us. They only cared that the guns were registered.
The "season" deal was explained to me by our outfitter. We were hunting in the middle of February. He said that they used to hunt until the end of March before the crow deal.
Yep. Been on the books for at least fifteen years. Been hunting them since I could drive.
I would imagine it could be eaten, but IMHO its in the same category as a skunk being edible.
As the cannibal said, "Meat is meat".
True! I'm just glad we don't have to use a plug in the shotgun.
I just stumbled upon this Thread ... had to quickly jump up and close the kitchen window blind before any of my crows read it over my shoulder.
WHEW! That was a close one! My Murder is a very opinionated bunch and would be nagging me about this forever ....
I'm not sure how long they live, but surely they do learn.
They have actually proven with studies that knowledge is passed down genetically. Thus your crows ARE indeed smarter than they were generations ago.
You bet! Sear breasts in oil and onions, put them in the crock pot with baby carrots and a little chicken broth. Cook on low until tender.
One day they got a letter from a farmer, "Dear Sir. I shot one of your pet crows the other day. I followed the instructions that was writ on his leg. I washed him, I bioled him and I surved him. And it was terrible!"
As far as eating it, I've never tried it but... I've always been told that jackrabbit is "bad." Tried some awhile back, not too bad. So I'm skeptical on crow's non-edibility.
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