Another crow hunt

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Another crow hunt

Postby JustinNH » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:14 am

We did some scouting for duck spots last weekend and found a nice spot that we wanted to check out. Hoping for some geese to come by, but we knew there were crows in the area. Turned into a nice crow shoot. :thumbsup:
I hit the first one pretty good, but it kept flying.
Second one was a little far and I know I hit it because some feathers flew off. Probably should have tried to get him to turn again and get closer, my mistake.
Third one we made a good shot on.
Last group.... we missed really bad!
Had some others but didn't get the video or the video was ruined by the sun.
Ended the day with 3 crows. No geese (wasn't really expecting much) and only saw a few ducks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lARMf3bHlJk
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Re: Another crow hunt

Postby Benny8 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:33 pm

Nice video Justin-were you using non-toxic shot? I would hate to see a fellow diehard hunter lose their license due to having lead and non toxic with them. Good Luck this duck season.
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Re: Another crow hunt

Postby JustinNH » Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:50 pm

Thanks!

Yep, BC highvelocity and some leftover BB loads... so they were expensive crows :hammer:

Even when it is crows only I still generally use steel. Only time I use lead is usually the opener of small game when I dont hunt anywhere near water and no waterfowl is open. Nitro Gold I think they are called.
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Re: Another crow hunt

Postby mushfoot » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:28 am

nice uork :thumbsup:
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Re: Another crow hunt

Postby HeritageHunter » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:35 pm

Nice hunt...

I thought you had to use steel for crow. :huh:

They are listed under the migratory birds section in the game laws. I assume steel, plug in th gun, stamp, license are all a must have even for crows. The only thing I could find was you CAN use electronic calls but everythign else appears to follow the migratory game laws.

Can anyone confirm?
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Re: Another crow hunt

Postby JustinNH » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:02 pm

Thanks HH and Mush

I can't completely cite it, but I know a while ago I talked to a fish and game officer about it and I have seen in lots of other places (about NH and other states) that lead is fine... even unplugged guns and e-caller are fine and 1/2 hr after sunset is good as well. No duck stamp needed and I think the only non-waterfowl that is migratory that needs a HIP is woodcock.

So crows are migratory, but they really don't have any waterfowl related regs with them.


Some people crow hunt with varmit rifles as well, which would not be ok for waterfowl

In the digest:
"Crow: ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset. No HIP
required for crow. Crows may be taken by firearms and bow
and arrow. Electronic calls may be used for crow"

Whereas for waterfowl is specifically says "...capable of holding more than 3
rounds of ammunition: one in the chamber, and the magazine
must be plugged to hold no more than 2 rounds. It is illegal to
possess any shotgun shells containing lead shot while hunting
migratory waterfowl. Bow and arrow may be used"


But with all that being said, I only use a hand/mouth call, generally never have a chance to fire more than 3 shots anyways, and usually shoot last years' left over steel at them.
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