Kare and I are setting at the dinning room table last Tuesday and crows started flying by. They just kept coming crow after crow some close to the house and some across the creek which is 39 yards from our house.
Years (1960-1970's) ago we (brother and a hunting partner) hunted crows on the farm with shot guns laying up in fence lines with home made dried grass screening.
At first we did rather well but those crows are really smart birds right on par with apes and chimps.
They figured out the range of the shot guns, Where we were hidden, possiably even the sounds of the crow calls (Olt mouth type) we were useing.
We our selves switched tactics, the crows would come to the calls and decoys (crows) we had out but settle in trees out of shot gun range cussing us out and probably even giving us the finger if they had one.
We went to our rifles 22lr, 22mag, 243 wins. and the last time I went out I had my 220 swift.
We would shoot a bunch and a colored lady in town would give us 25 cents each for them. Every Wednesday the church she belonged to had a fried chicken meal deal. I can't remember the price from back then.
Once we discovered they had the dinners Wednesday we stopped selling her the crows.
Just wanted to make sure the people who bought the chicken dinners indeed got chicken and not our crows.
I can't even remember who found out she would buy crows from us.
Life caught up with many of us, Brother got married and moved away from the farm, Hunting partner had two boys he needed to mentor and not bother others he said.
Then I just quit because I had no one to go with and I don't care what some say hunting with friends and family is much better than going it alone.
I do deer hunt sort of alone today, Kare is only a radio transmission away.
I knew in the 1980's they were talking about a season on crows. I looked up Michigans crow season 2020.
Spring season started 3 days ago on the 1st of Febuary, till March 31st.
Fall season is August 1st to September 30.
There is no bag limit so I do believe I will give it a try again. Only decoys I have left now how ever is a pair of owls.
I had heard back when you could make some workable crow decoys with wire and black plastic trash bags.
Will have To see if I can find some DIY information on this.
Today I have a E caller and can use crow owl fight sound, crow hawk fight sound.
My E caller came standard with the Owl Crow fight and I tried it out to see and I had crows flying all about the area where the caller sat.