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Crows are SO.....annoying!

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Flintknapper, Dec 24, 2011.

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  1. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Member

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    Was trying to Deer Hunt this morning…enjoying the quiet solitude of the woods while watching and listening for signs of approaching deer.

    A couple of crows decide to fly in and take a break about 80 yds. from my stand. No big deal usually…. but these two kept up a constant raucous Kawing.

    Normally.....the slightest movement from anything around them will send them flying away, but NOT these two.

    After 10 minutes of non-stop KAW-KAW-KAAAAAWing…..I was seriously thinking about popping one (not the one in the tree of course).

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    I know everything has its place in the ecosystem, but tell me again…what are the crows good for? :rolleyes:
     
  2. gspn

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    Crows crack me up. They get REALLY loud when groups of 10 to 20 fly around you. Ive had them on me for half an hour at times...they are easily the noisiest thing in the woods.

    Nice camera shots...what did you use?
     
  3. sm

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    Flintknapper,
    This afternoon I had not one, but two crows "blow up" when they hopped in front of a .17 gr V-Max fired from a Savage 93R17.

    *wink*

    Steve
     
  4. Flintknapper

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    sm wrote:

    Yeah, that was another reason I chose not to shoot. If I'd had a .17 with me...they would have both been turned into a cloud of black feathers, but I had my .458 SOCOM with me.

    Its plenty accurate to have made the shot...but a 300 grain bullet somehow seems unnecessary. ;)


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  5. gspn

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    Yeah...that's a lot of gun for a crow...
     
  6. Flintknapper

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    gspn wrote:

    Yes, if you've ever been around a group when they find an Owl or a Hawk...they will swarm it... forcing it to seek refuge in a tree.

    Then they attempt to keep it at bay by dive bombing it and the racket they make is deafening.

    Not very classy birds. :(
     
  7. gspn

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    Beautiful gun by the way...
     
  8. Liberty1776

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    ok Mr. Flintknapper sir... that is a way cool deer and hog gun...
     
  9. Flintknapper

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    All I know is those crows had better not be there tomorrow morning.

    I have some 100 grain Lehigh aluminum bullets loaded up that leave the muzzle at close to 2800 fps.

    .458 diameter and over an inch long...would pretty much "wreck" a crow.

    Then again, a 500 grain Hornady (subsonic) would work too. Hmmmm....decisions, decisions....!

    Hopefully any crows that show up won't stay long...or at least be quiet. I've never had crows basically ignore my efforts to scare them off.
     
  10. amd6547

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    Crow is a messenger of God...
    Crow may communicate to you through leaving feathers for you to find.
    These serve as a reminder of your connection to spirit or that it is time for you to be still to enable a message from spirit to come through.
    When a crow is shrieking check that there is not something dangerous in the area as this is their way of warning you and other animals
    They may also shriek while you are thinking about a certain area of your life so as to draw attention to it
     
  11. o Unforgiven o

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    Uhh... :uhoh:


    Flintknapper, I feel your pain. This year duck hunting we were on the edge of a lake and 5-10 crows up in a small stand of pines would not shut up. Only bagged one small wood duck that morning. :fire: He was however banded so that was nice, but I am still cursing those crows.
     
  12. Sav .250

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    Crows are part of the woods-crew. Don`t bother me in the least. :)
     
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    I bet the crows were awe-struck by your sniping prowess.

    *wink*
     
  14. rcmodel

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    I seriously doubt a deer pays much attention to crows.

    It's just another normal sound in the woods they hear constantly.

    Now a .458 SOCOM going off to kill a crow?
    They might notice that, a lot.

    I'd let the crows be if I was deer hunting.

    rc
     
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    Crow hunting is maybe the most fun of any hunting you can do. A good electronic makes it easier, though a mouth call will do.

    Set up, wait a few minutes, then fire off the caller. Within a minute or so you'll have plenty to shoot.

    Fills the gap between deer and summer varmints.

    Flintknapper....really nice pix. What camera??
     
  16. Flintknapper

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    No crows this morning (thank goodness), got to enjoy my time in the woods. :D

    Not a lot of deer movement…but nice peaceful experience and scenery. :)

    Just watched a few deer feed for a while before moving off into in the brush.

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    rcmodel wrote:

    Exactly right, except to react to an alarm call....deer pay no attention to them.

    Right, and I didn't mean to imply that the crows in any way bother the deer, its ME...that doesn't want to listen to a constant (loud) Kaw...Kawing. The deer couldn't care less.

    Yes, it makes a real distinctive sound. ;)

    Agreed and I did.....I just don't like them much. I suspect they don't care for me either. :D
     
  19. redneck2

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    Yeah, but you have the gun.

    I also use a SOCOM for deer. One of the limited rifle calibers that is legal here. Works particularly well on deer. Love to try it on a hog.
     
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    Many times I watch the area the crows are working if they are playing leapfrog it is often a deer or hog that they are following. I have seen many critters thanks to the crows. While some folks hate them I see them as another set of eyes.
    Troy
     
  21. Armored farmer

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    Flintknapper,

    beautiful rifle.....somehow I was expecting a flintlock, but I'm not disappointed.
     
  22. Flintknapper

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    No flintlocks Bailey.

    Actually archery is my first love (always has been). I have taken most of my animals with traditional gear (recurve or longbow). But in the last 5 years...due to a shoulder injury, I've been forced to take up firearms more.

    That particular rifle was purpose built for Feral Hogs...but I use it for deer sometimes as well.

    Never even shot a flintlock, but they are beautiful rifles IMO.
     
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    I HATE Crows.............
     
  24. Flintknapper

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    ^^^^^^^^+1

    They really have few redeeming qualities.

    IH8CROWS........there's a license plate for ya. ;)
     
  25. 303tom

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    To many digits, we can only have 6 in MO.
     
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