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Crows/Rooks/Magpies etc

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Rabbybhoy, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Rabbybhoy

    Rabbybhoy Member

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    Good afternoon all

    Hope this post makes some sort of sense, needing a little advice if any of you fine and handsome gents and ladies could oblige

    I usually take a little wander over my local farm for a rabbit or 2 once or twice a week, lovely way to spend an evening, getting the old HW77 out the bag has lost none of its enjoyment since I got it a few months ago. The fields I wander in had, up until last night, contained herds of bullocks and last night when I went over I noticed there were vast swathes of crows and magpies everywhere.

    Now the point I am trying to make, I sadly have no hide or decoys, and am wondering whats the easiest way to get close enough for a shot? Should I try and stalk up or would it be easier to sit tight and try and see if they come to me?

    Failing that its just the rabbits I will be stuck with, not that its a bad thing :)
  2. themadspread

    themadspread Donator

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    sneaking up on corvids is near on impossible.they usualy stick to the middle of fields as well so i think some sort of an hide will be your best chance of success
  3. andy46

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    find a sitty tree they use(just check around the base of trees for there droppings)and set up a hide within range,get your self a plastic flocked magpie or crow decoy,set it out from the sitty tree with a shot rabbit with its guts out,use a bird of prey decoy in the breeding season,or just watch some huntersvermin vids on youtube.stalking corvids is the hardest thing to do.good luck
  4. DR2501

    DR2501 Donator

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    Bath & NE Somerset
  5. thedogsbollox

    thedogsbollox Engaging Member

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    Great info there. I like the film case attractor. And I am going to try the 10p's on the nut munchers in my garden.

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