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2013-14 Crow season
« on: October 21, 2013, 06:38:46 AM »
Got out yesterday for some crows finally. It was a beautiful Fall day with 36* temps. I took the ol 870 20ga out for the maiden voyage of the new season & after several "Welcome back" shots with it I finally managed to get into a bit of a groove. Not too many pics since I was out more for the enjoyment of being away from work & town.

The days take. 7 "good" crows volunteered to make web history on this date.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2013, 12:57:16 PM by HaMeR »
RIP Russ,Blaine,& Darrell!!

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Re: 2013-14 Crow season
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2013, 01:09:10 PM »
Went out again this morning. 29* & breezy. I knew this wouldn't last long & it didn't. I was setup & ready by 7:20. Heard the 1st Crow just before 8:00. At 8:00 I had the 1st one on the ground. By 9:00 I had 8 more with it. 9 by 9:00 was a good start to the day. But again,, I knew things wouldn't last the way they were. By 9:30 things had changed. The winds were really whipping thru off & on. By 10:00 I had 2 more on the ground & a cripple that landed in the woods about 60 yards or so to my left. Never found it. By 10:30 I had 3 more in the dirt & one in the heavy brush that I could see but couldn't get to for the picture. But it sure was dead!! By then I'd had enough. 

Short 2 second clip of the winds. My phone wouldn't work right & this was all I could get with it. I actually shot the last 6 in these winds. I missed a lot of easy shots but I don't think it was all me this time as I was hitting decent up til then.


The pile for the day (14) minus the one in the brush for 15 total "good" Crows.


The carnage shot. Not a very good one & coulda had more birds in it but I'll take the 15 for the 3 hours I could stand to be out getting buffeted about in the tree line.
RIP Russ,Blaine,& Darrell!!

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Re: 2013-14 Crow season
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 01:33:52 PM »
Nice! I haven't been crow hunting since I lived in the ranch as a teenager. Then I hunted almost every day. No season back then and even a bounty of two bits per head. That was good money for me! Didn't take too many heads to buy a box of 4-10 shells for my little mossberg bolt action. I may hve to talk to my Brother in Law aoubt crow hunt in his orchards.
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Re: 2013-14 Crow season
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013, 06:32:56 AM »
Thanks Braz!! Yeah I think an orchard would be a good place. Especially a pecan orchard. The Wheat is popping thru the ground here now so I'm gonna have to find some cut corn fields to hunt. Get back out there & start busting crows!!  :bigup: :bigup:
RIP Russ,Blaine,& Darrell!!

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Re: 2013-14 Crow season
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 10:38:10 PM »
Things started slow again this AM. 1st crow didn't show til just after 7AM. Shot & missed!!  Things got a little better after that tho. I managed to train 11 "good" crows. 10 of which made it into the final pic. I wasn't wading the river for ol #11 tho.

I realized today I hadn't gotten any pics from the blind so here's one.


Remnants from the last volley of the day. 4 "good' crows stayed behind for the photo op. The other 15 or 20 left in a hurry.


Carnage shot. There are a couple dekes in the pic.


Total tally for the day.
RIP Russ,Blaine,& Darrell!!

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Re: 2013-14 Crow season
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 10:48:05 AM »
Just walked back in the door!! I went yesterday AM early to look for crows. I found about 100 or so. They were evenly divided between 2 fields about 8 miles apart. Last night on the way home from the store we seen probably 250 crows flying in the general direction of one of those 2 fields to roost. So I decided to setup on the closest field 1st today. Just hoping some would fly South to my location.

Well it didn't quite happen that way but the other 50 or so from yesterday did show up to the same area. I was able to call them from my location & really enjoyed the shooting. I used the CZ712 this AM. The sky rained black feathers for hours!! Well maybe not that much BUT,,,,, 17 crows became a little more mild mannered than when they came in!!

There is 16 in the pile. Ol #17,,, which was actually the 13th crow of the day,,, ended up downstream somewhere. Seems they don't swim all that well when they're full of holes!!



This is my Field of Dreams shot.



You can see the "floater" about 1/3 of the way down the pic. Along the hanging branch on the left.



Sure was a good morning hunt. I had a lot of fun.

« Last Edit: March 07, 2014, 10:53:48 AM by HaMeR »
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Re: 2013-14 Crow season
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 01:29:56 PM »
Yep, looks like it was a good day.
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Re: 2013-14 Crow season
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014, 07:42:16 PM »
It was a blast Lynn!!
RIP Russ,Blaine,& Darrell!!

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Re: 2013-14 Crow season
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2014, 09:24:58 AM »
Yesterday AM wasn't a total bust. I got out for a couple hours on the last day of Crow season anyhow.  I went to the other field where I had seen around 50 or so birds on Thursday. These birds were flying a lot higher than the day before which made for a lot of watching & not as much shooting. I did get some within range but they circled behind me over the thicker tree tops rather than out front. I did take quite a few "Oh what the he77" shots tho!! I managed to dump 2 good crows.

Here's the 2nd one.



And here's the 1st.



Love those river landings!!
RIP Russ,Blaine,& Darrell!!

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