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So...what do crow like to eat?

Hi, all –

The crows in the neighborhood are cleverly staying out of range of my air gun. What could I put on the top of my fence to bring them within distance?

Thanks...

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So...what do crow like to eat?

Buy an owl decoy and a crow decoy and place them on the fence at different places. The crows will flock to the area to help the other crow get rid of the owl presence.

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One of the slickest things I

One of the slickest things I have ever seen and tried myself was taking an old white sock and dumping a can of tomato paste and or diced tomoates on it.  The crows thinks its roadkill.  I was quite surprised how well it worked.  Try putting out a couple of crow decs next to the set up.....Thumbs up

 

 

 

 

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most of the time when i see

most of the time when i see them, in kansas, in the winter, is in a harvested sunflower field.

i usually see them in large numbers, and frequently in the area. you can fiend public places of land that are good candidates for crows by finding places where there is public dove grounds.

it's pretty easy to find them if you get out early in the morning. but now that it's spring, i'm a little more worried about the turkeys!

crow hunting used to be a popular sport back in the day (before i was born) in ohio. i've met lots of people that used to do it, but for some reason, crow hunting fell out of popularity.

i'm not sure why.

i would start looking for those dove hunting areas though. they usually hold a decent number of crows, because i think, they largely eat the same thing. you'll also see them gleaning off corn fields, but i don't see them in the bean fields.

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Where I am at you can find

Where I am at you can find the biggest population of crows or ravens at the local dump feeding on what ever they find that they like. 

My personal experience with them was one year deer hunting.  As we came down a trail we saw a bunch of them sitting in a tree a little ways off.  I kind of wondered out loud about what they would taste like.  My hunting partner commented that quite possibly they would taste a lot like what they eat.  As we rounded a turn in the trail we saw about 3 or 4 of them eating a nice big cow pie. 

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wow, the really sad part is

wow, the really sad part is that they were probably picking tape-worms out of it and eating them.

such a wierd little animal. i can't figure out how crows, ravens, and buzzards don't die from the putrid nast they consume. their stomach acid must eat through metal!

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