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Ranger Man
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  09:55:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Damn crows/grackels are eating all my deer corn, tired of feeding 'em, and besides that they run the batteries down in my trail cam. Any ideas, other than shooting them and spooking my deer?

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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  10:00:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've heard that you can place a post with a fake owl or hawk on the top and they will stay away.




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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  10:03:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The owl on the post works for around 2 days, the crows will figure out it doesnt move and then ignore it..









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mrbruce
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  10:06:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sometimes it don't even take 2 days for them to figure it out...
a 22 rim fire wont spook the deer hardly at all.............

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cpermd
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  10:08:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shoot some and leave them on the ground.
Crows are smart and see what happens.

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Ranger Man
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  10:17:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the replies guys...I use my Ruger 10/22 to shoot them and leave them laying around the feeder, however the coyotes clean them up every night
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mbsams
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  10:20:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why are you feeding wild game? It's a no-no.
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Sav99
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  10:29:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
According to the Obamatron's new Czar you can file an injuction against them.

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Ranger Man
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  10:29:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Huh? Its not a no-no to feed wild game.....at least not here.
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asphalt cowboy
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  10:30:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ranger Man

Thanks for the replies guys...I use my Ruger 10/22 to shoot them and leave them laying around the feeder, however the coyotes clean them up every night



Hang a couple dead ones high enough the song dogs can't reach'em.
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quickmajik
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  10:34:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
.22cbshorts or gamo pellet rifle.... It is no time to put up something, anything that will scare crows will scare deer.

If you put up a owl decoy they will go nuts, and swarm it.
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quickmajik
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  10:37:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well I dont know if dead stuff will scare deers, but dead crows will keep live ones away.. Forgot about that.
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Txs
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  10:59:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mounting a fake owl would be a huge mistake. It's what crow shooters use to attract them.

For some reason or another crows absolutely hate them. If they spot an owl they put out the call and you'll have every crow in the area clustered around screaming and harassing it.
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SCOUT5
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  11:05:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
that is just the price of doing business.
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  11:36:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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hillbille
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  11:48:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quit putting corn in it, they will go away.
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timhill100
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  12:09:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the replies guys...I use my Ruger 10/22 to shoot them and leave them laying around the feeder, however the coyotes clean them up every night


id wait over night for the coyotes seems they would be more fun to shoot

tim
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givette
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  12:14:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What's all the fuss about owls and crows anyway? Anybody know? Joe
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Mr. Perfect
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  12:16:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you could move the feeder. or tie a cat to it.

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GuvamintCheese
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  12:22:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Set up another feeder that is clearly labeled for crows only.
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quickmajik
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  12:35:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cartod

Set up another feeder that is clearly labeled for crows only.



we tried that years ago, it didnt work..
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GuvamintCheese
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  12:39:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by quickmajik

quote:
Originally posted by cartod

Set up another feeder that is clearly labeled for crows only.



we tried that years ago, it didnt work..

Than it was'nt clearly labled!
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Blairweescot
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  12:43:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ranger Man

Damn crows/grackels are eating all my deer corn, tired of feeding 'em, and besides that they run the batteries down in my trail cam. Any ideas, other than shooting them and spooking my deer?



Buy a gun for the crows, and ear plugs for the deer



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quickmajik
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  12:44:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cartod

quote:
Originally posted by quickmajik

quote:
Originally posted by cartod

Set up another feeder that is clearly labeled for crows only.



we tried that years ago, it didnt work..

Than it was'nt clearly labled!


They protested!! We sprayed em with fire hoses, called the national guard and all that... Now they are all communist muslims..
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grumpygy
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  1:52:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now somethig to think about. In some states you either need a license or they are not even legal to shoot.

Just letting you knw so you can check, never did understand some of these laws.
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fideau
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  2:39:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Something shiny that will move with the wind easily. I hung tin foil on a string around my tomatoes this year as the crows were ruining a dozen a day. That pretty much stopped them.
I also sprinkled some baking soda on bread and left a pile in a corner of the yard. I read it gives them s belly ache. They left my tomatoes alone after all that even though they still hung around in the trees almost every day.

Jim

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Edited by - fideau on 09/25/2009 2:40:41 PM
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evileye fleagal
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Posted - 09/25/2009 :  2:47:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Crows would get into our watermelons poke a hole in it then go to the next one.
we set up a crow trap thats not a trap at all really.
we took string like brick masons use. plain old string.
we tied it from one end to the other.
as high as we could reach.
like a grid ours were every 30 ft apart.
crows think it a trap an wont fly into the squares.
ITS HARD TO BELIVE YALL DONT KNOW THIS STUFF.
TOO BAD YALL WILL BE MORE WORRIED BOUT MY SPELLIN OR GRAMAR.
JUST CHALK IT UP TO BEING A HAYSEED.

dont whine,it makes you look stupid an me want to kick you

Edited by - evileye fleagal on 09/25/2009 2:51:53 PM
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