Crow hunting in Scotland.

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  1. scotshot

    scotshot Senior Refuge Member

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    I hear you guys like to hunt Crows?

    Here is a little bit of how we do it over here.

    I hunt mainly over newly drilled Wheat/Barley and freshly cut silage (grass). Using only dead birds as decoys.

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    Just keep adding shot birds to the pattern till it becomes irrisistable to all the passing crows.

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    I use camo netting and poles to make a mobile hide.

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    Over here we can shoot Rooks, Carrion Crows and Jackdaws. (left to right).

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    Here is my final bag of 90 birds taken using an Xtrema with .700 Terror and 1 1/8 oz lead 6's.

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    I believe tis is slightly different to the way you guys hunt but it sure is great fun. :D

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  2. beav

    beav Elite Refuge Member

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    When did you have that shoot?

    Do you plant wheat and barley in the Spring or Fall?
     
  3. Waterproof

    Waterproof Elite Refuge Member

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    :clap :clap :clap :clap In my best goofy accent. Well done chap! Thats a pile of birds now.
     
  4. fist head

    fist head Senior Refuge Member

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    Nice shooting, thats awesome! :eek: :tu
     
  5. scotshot

    scotshot Senior Refuge Member

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    Beav,

    I shot those in 5 hour today.

    We plant barley and wheat from mid March to early May that is then havested in August to September, somtimes even in October. We also plant winter crop in September that is the first to be cut at the end of July start of August. A lot will depend on the weather, it can vary by a couple of weeks. Winter crop is only cut about 4-5 weeks earlier than the spring crop.

    We can hunt Crows all year through.

    Cheers,
    Mark.
     
  6. Lowtide

    Lowtide Elite Refuge Member

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    "I shot those in 5 hour today."


    Dang! :eek: Your method works better than mine.

    I wonder how long it'll take me to drive to Scotland?
     
  7. Shoot2Kill

    Shoot2Kill Elite Refuge Member

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    That would be great fun!!! Better make sure you have lots of tooth picks to prop their heads up! :yes
     
  8. scotshot

    scotshot Senior Refuge Member

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    Wow you must have huge teeth! :l :D :l

    There actually BBQ Squers(sp) for making Kebabs with, their ideal for the job and cheap too.

    Cheers,
    Mark.
     
  9. Shoot2Kill

    Shoot2Kill Elite Refuge Member

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    Yeah, I gots a helluva grill!! :D :yes :D
     
  10. RuddyDuks

    RuddyDuks Elite Refuge Member

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    Looks like you had a great shoot. I also , love to hunt crows , but here in CA. the limit is 24 only which is a bummer. [​IMG] [/IMG]
     

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