Talked to a guy the other morning after my crow hunt at the new farm I found. He said the same thing. You can hunt pigeon anytime. Also, got my first crow down. You'd be surprised what a #3bb can do at about 15yards.
the #6 steel just didn't seem to be doing the job for me. Dropped'em like a rock. That was only using a couple of crow dekes and an e-call. Pulled out the owl and set it on the ground with the dead crow at it's feet. Put the dekes in a tree and set off the owl/crow fight. As I was setting up a small flock came flying through and bagged me.
Never got anything to come back in close.
Saw about 200 geese. Found out that this farm is no secret though. When talking to this guy he was telling me that if I don't
get there by 2 am. forget about it. You'll never get a spot. Seems everyone and their brother hit this spot on opening day. After 4 or 5 days the geese all move on. Oh well guess it's time to formulate a plan b.