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Crow Decoy

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ian_baptiste, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. ian_baptiste

    ian_baptiste Engaging Member

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    ive heard that to attract crows, you can use an owl or hawk decoy?

    is this true? if so, what is best to use???

    also, where should i position the decoy?

    thanks
     
  2. andyhawkx3

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    Sorry mate but u cant by my deek, I made it myself....Ive been told that eagle owl deeks work, since my artical in airgunner magazin 2005, abt making a gosshawk...as in position, u put them close to a tall leaf less tree, (FEB-MARCH TIME) get ur self well hidden, u can get around 40 crows buzzing and attaking ur deek+landing in the trees...when I find out how to put this video on this site I will.
     
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  3. ian_baptiste

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    cool cheers for that!!!

    i might invest in one.

    do ones that move work better or doesnt it matter?
     
  4. andyhawkx3

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    can't tell u that yet mate, that's what i am working on at the moment, I hopping to have have a working model Feb 2008....makes ya brain work harder, by watching the wild birds, then copying them.
     
  5. a1gunner

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    they only work in may when they are breeding and a teratorial

    make sure you know what you are shooting as other protected spiecies like to mob eagles ect.
     
  6. ian_baptiste

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    whats the best decoy to use though?

    owl?
    eagle?
    hawk?

    or something else?
     
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    owls wor well if you have a big one with baby flappers.

    the eagle works around rooks i think as thet attack in numbers.

    all corvids will have a go if the deek is in their "turf"
     
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    in there turf , why do they do a bit of gardening?:confused::confused:
     
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    WHAT HE MEANS BY TURF SILLYbilly is there resedential area owls will be mobed in daylight if seen thats why a deek of one works
     
  10. ian_baptiste

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    i might invest in an owl decoy then, i cant be doing with the noisy crows flapping around!!
     
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    trouble is the crows get wize

    they think its odd if the same . damn owl comes to the same spot every time and they learn that attacking it causes them to lose flock mates.

    dead rabbits work better as rabbits and things die all the time and they like to "mop up"
     
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    "mop up"......do a bit cleaning on the side or what?:confused:;)
     
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    corvids are scavengers they eat the dead things,

    call them british vultures

    they also eat eggs so i'm not sure if it comes under scavenging
     
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    BRITISH VULTURES:confused::confused:
     
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    do you know what a vulture is?
     
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    The tax man:p
     
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    pretty much:p
     

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