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Crow removal #7643178
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Anyone got any good methods for crow removal except for calling and shooting. My cousin raises cantalopes and watermellons and the crows come in and peck holes in the mellons and they of course rot. Some of those crows need to go to the big bird feeder in the sky.

Re: Crow removal [Re: Owen156] #7643182
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Good question. Got a Sister that has them in the sweet corn patch. They hunt and choot'em the best they can but are over ran with them.


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Re: Crow removal [Re: Owen156] #7643198
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Easy fix, but trust me this works.

Kill a crow or two.

Hang the dead ones where they are clearly seen.

They will completely avoid the area for a very long time.

Used it many times in my ADC business and to keep them out of my trash on trash day.

Re: Crow removal [Re: Sshaffer] #7643200
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Originally Posted by Sshaffer
Easy fix, but trust me this works.

Kill a crow or two.

Hang the dead ones where they are clearly seen.

They will completely avoid the area for a very long time.

Used it many times in my ADC business and to keep them out of my trash on trash day.
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This. Only did it once at a golf course. Worked great until some golfers b*****d about it. The dead crow was removed and the rest came back.

Re: Crow removal [Re: Owen156] #7643202
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Put 4 ft hi stakes around the plants. Then weave fishing line back and forth. East west north south. Works for me.

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Re: Crow removal [Re: 080808] #7643246
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Originally Posted by 080808
Put 4 ft hi stakes around the plants. Then weave fishing line back and forth. East west north south. Works for me.


I should have stated its 20 acres of mellons.

Re: Crow removal [Re: Owen156] #7643262
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Do you know where they roost?


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Re: Crow removal [Re: Owen156] #7643277
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You need to find out what time they generally begin to show up. They tend not to be in one place all day long. Show up prior to when they generally show up and gun as many of them down as you can. The survivors will be hesitant to return after a few rounds of this, and tell their friends and family to stay away from there. I have no way to prove it, but I believe that they talk to each other in sentences and paragraphs. They are the smartest beast, haired or feathered, which I have ever dealt with.

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Re: Crow removal [Re: Owen156] #7643283
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The only bird smarter than crow imo is a raven. Ravens are uncanny smart. Maybe the Tlingit Indians are onto something.


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Re: Crow removal [Re: waggler] #7643306
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Originally Posted by waggler
Do you know where they roost?

No, and I doubt my cousin does. I live 30 miles away from him. I may have to invest in a caller for crows and coyotes.

Re: Crow removal [Re: Sshaffer] #7643370
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Originally Posted by Sshaffer
Easy fix, but trust me this works.

Kill a crow or two.

Hang the dead ones where they are clearly seen.

They will completely avoid the area for a very long time.

Ive used this method also^^^^^^^^^^^ works great and I believe is where the term "scare crow" originated from.

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Originally Posted by bctomcat
Originally Posted by Sshaffer
Easy fix, but trust me this works.

Kill a crow or two.

Hang the dead ones where they are clearly seen.

They will completely avoid the area for a very long time.

Ive used this method also^^^^^^^^^^^ works great and I believe is where the term "scare crow" originated from.


tie a 16 inch string on the dead leg and a 12 inch branch onto that and pitch into the tree.....a little swinging never hurts

Re: Crow removal [Re: Owen156] #7643422
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How about some scarecrows?


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Re: Crow removal [Re: Owen156] #7643508
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Originally Posted by Owen156
Originally Posted by waggler
Do you know where they roost?

No, and I doubt my cousin does. I live 30 miles away from him. I may have to invest in a caller for crows and coyotes.


Go to Lowes and buy an Owl decoy. Go on ebay and buy a $10 crow mouth call. Crows ain't THAT smart, lol.


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Re: Crow removal [Re: Owen156] #7643614
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Owen156--- just a couple observations. Crows are like all critters; when not pressured the young ones are pretty dumb. But they wise up quicker than any other critter I've ever chased feathered or furred. That works to your advantage when trying to scare small family groups. This time of year they tend to still be in family units spread out over a home area and killing one tends to spook the remaining birds within the family and more so if they were all together when you killed one. They are also pretty cautious this time of year and seem to readily notice anything that is out of place. All that is likely why the scare-crow type tactic works in specific situations. However, as the family units start congregating together and roosting you lose that scarecrow advantage. In fact when hunting birds that are roosted, its standard practice to use dead birds as decoys whether shooting a flyway or a feeding field. If the melon field is being used by a huge number of birds they are likely roosted together and you might better off trying to pin point the arrival time. They can be patterned decently. Tend to come off the roost and arrive to feed in the morning about like clockwork. Afternoons are trickier though. How they show up tends to be function of how far you are from the roost. if close, you get big arrivals all together which tends to be multiple bonded families. They'll scare pretty easily in that situation. But if they come in a little at a time, youre likely better to wait until the majority have arrived and then try to scare them as a group would be my guess.

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He has tried the owl's and scarecrows as that is temp at best. If I get the stitches out of my hand next week I will go over and reset yote traps and try and shoot a couple and hang them up.

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Originally Posted by Sshaffer
Easy fix, but trust me this works.

Kill a crow or two.

Hang the dead ones where they are clearly seen.

They will completely avoid the area for a very long time.

Used it many times in my ADC business and to keep them out of my trash on trash day.


My neighbor bought a dead crow decoy and hung It In her yard and never had another crow bother her.


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Re: Crow removal [Re: Owen156] #7643694
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Pole traps work pretty good but not legal everywhere.


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Re: Crow removal [Re: Owen156] #7643701
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The dead crow trick, or buzzard, works best if hung in an obviously dead manner. The reverse if using as decoy for shooting.

I don't like giving critters credit for intellect but those two species can figure things out quick.

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