zier wrote:so how many of yall eat these things
Why would you eat them? They are vermin. Are you saying we should eat everything we kill because then I would have to start eating mice from my mousetraps and I'm not cool with that.
I do want to weigh in on the shot size topic though. I rarely use shot larger than 7.5, and all I ever use are cheap target loads. I have used #9 but it's a little bit harder to find and costs a bit more so mostly I end up shooting #8 federal from Wal-Mart and it does a great job. This Spring I've been out crow hunting 7 days for a total of 44 crows. I'm not bragging here because I know that for some guys those are actually poor results. I'm just saying that the light target loads will do fine for killing crows.