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Anyone ever crow hunt nj?


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#1 OFFLINE   outdoorsman132

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Posted 02/14/13 - 10:45 AM

I am going to try it any tips with setups and calls for the set ups thanks
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#2 Male OFFLINE   Matty

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Posted 02/14/13 - 12:46 PM

Never done it, but guys hunt crows below one of my deer spots all the time.

They setup in a hedgerow separating two cut cornfields and just go pretty much non-stop with crow calls. They do a ton of shooting and I see lots of crows flying overhead towards thems, so...They're doing something right.

One day while out predator hunting I decided to mess with the baby crow distress sound. Within a couple minutes I had a bunch of crows flying overhead and landing in the trees. I couldn't recall the regulations on them (certain days it's closed) so I didn't shoot any...I moved my arms a little and they all took off for the next county.

They seem wary, but receptive to calling.


Hopefully someone that actually hunts them can chime in for you.

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Posted 02/14/13 - 03:15 PM

Never done it, but guys hunt crows below one of my deer spots all the time.

They setup in a hedgerow separating two cut cornfields and just go pretty much non-stop with crow calls. They do a ton of shooting and I see lots of crows flying overhead towards thems, so...They're doing something right.

One day while out predator hunting I decided to mess with the baby crow distress sound. Within a couple minutes I had a bunch of crows flying overhead and landing in the trees. I couldn't recall the regulations on them (certain days it's closed) so I didn't shoot any...I moved my arms a little and they all took off for the next county.

They seem wary, but receptive to calling.


Hopefully someone that actually hunts them can chime in for you.

yeah i kno they have very good eye sight got to be very camoflouged of in thick cover.
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#4 OFFLINE   GunDogs

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Posted 02/14/13 - 03:33 PM

I kill lots of em. They pick the corn sprouts and can do some serious crop damage, so most farmers will let you on their land to hunt em. What part of the state you in? I'd be happy to meet up for a crow hunt of your near Warren County. The more guns the better. Lol

Best way to get close shots at em is to set up in a field before sunrise in a layout blind. A few crow decoys will help. Don't miss the first birds that come in or they'll alert the flock and you'll have to move to a new set.

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Posted 02/14/13 - 04:15 PM

in morriscounty area
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#6 Male OFFLINE   Shootstraight

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Posted 02/14/13 - 08:16 PM

What shot size are people using for crows?

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Posted 02/14/13 - 09:27 PM

What shot size are people using for crows?

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#4 shot:up:The first shots you don't really need 4's but after that they wise up pretty quick, an owl decoy helps too

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Posted 02/24/13 - 07:16 AM

Calling them in , hide your self well get some deeks
Scout around have a couple of spots. They do get wise.
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#9 Male OFFLINE   gobblergetter

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Posted 02/24/13 - 07:45 AM

Calling crows is alot of fun, bring lots of shells and as stated above, don't shoot the first responders, they are scouts, and will act as flying decoys.
You need to check the regs. as to legal hunting days. You can NOT hunt crows on certain days which I believe are Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednsdays. And #4 shot is the largest allowed.
One tip I learned is to stay away from tall trees that force the crows to fly high. and set up on higher ground if possible. If hunting with a group of friends, we always would have a few 'wingmen' that would set up about 80 to 100 yards away from the caller and they would target the birds that wouldn't totally commit and also shoot the departing crows once the shooting started, Sometimes the 'wingmen' would get most of the crows.
Wounded crows, flopping around on the ground will add to the frenzy...Good Luck.

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Posted 02/24/13 - 08:41 AM

I think I know who Matty is talking about. One of their tricks is to get a decoy pretty high up in a tree. To do that get a fishing pole with a heavy weight and cast it high up in a tree and let the weight fall back to the ground. Tie a decoy to the line and and pull it up high and tie it off. This is the lookout crow and it will be spotted from far away. This will bring them in to the decoys on the ground. Stay well hidden and bring lots of shells!




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