Crow / Magpie- Hunting, Northern Norway. :)
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Lurking around at this board again, and ...Shot with Sako .22 ;:)
-- Edited by NNorway22cal on Friday 21st of October 2011 09:43:20 AM
Thanks, seen this board for a while, some realyy good stuff in here. The crow in the picture is the only one in Norway I think, but we also got the Magpie that I first posted. They are smaller but act the same if you ask me.And yeah we also got http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravn or "Corvus corax." (Raven?) in Norway, but we dont se much of them up here in the northern part of Norway.Have to check out the Commercials your talking about. =)
Hey welcome, great to see the Norway photos! Too cool.very pretty gun.btw, what's the ladder for? to keep your butt out of the snow?
-- Edited by jonthepain on Friday 21st of October 2011 06:32:49 PM
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Welcome to the site. Nice birds.
"If money can fix it, it ain't broke" The great theologian and my crow hunting partner AW.
Hi Norway. Welcome to the forum from Maine.
I used to shoot Magpies back in the early 80's when I worked on a large cattle ranch, south of Salmon, Idaho. We butcherd hogs one day and later that evening I took another load of hog guts/parts out back of the barn to dump. Magpies were everywhere. I also used a .22 rimfire to shoot them. An old cowboy that was a friend of the boss showed me a trick. We hid in a brush pile not too far from the gut pile. When the magpies were scared to come closer, (after we had shot their buddies) the old guy took a dead Magpie and tossed it straight up into the air about 12-15 feet. He did this a few times and the others would fly into nearby trees and land. Then I would wack them with the rifle.
Apparently, the Magpies thought our "leaping" Magpie was just a live one flying up to see if the "coast was clear." Periodically, when the Magpies were on the bait pile, one of them would fly straight up to see if there was any danger around. The grass and brush was about 4 feet high in that area.
Has anybody else tried this method? I haven't thought of that in years but the photos brought back old memories.
First, hello again!
Second, this is cellphone-pictures, not the best quality..
I try to find some time for crow/magpie-shooting inbetween work.
Shot this earlier today on my baitpile. About 25metres from the house.
It was eating on some shrimp-leftovers from yesterdays dinner.
The crows and magpies around here love this stuff. Must be the smell, heh .
- Still using the very nice Sako .22
-- Ammo, CCI Stinger.
-- Edited by NNorway22cal on Saturday 6th of October 2012 04:41:13 PM
jonthepain wrote:good shootinhow's that faulk's sound?like the mountain in the background. my son tells me Norway is beautiful country. never been there myself; would love to some day.
good shootinhow's that faulk's sound?like the mountain in the background. my son tells me Norway is beautiful country. never been there myself; would love to some day.
Sadly I havent had much luck with the Faulk, but maybe thats my skills with it, I dont know. It sounds "real" atleast.Will try it some more, and post here about the results. Tips about using it is much appreciated. :)
Yeah, its nice here with the mountains and fjords, I actually work in one of thoose mountains, in a skiresort.
I should be more active here, good board. Here is a picture from a nice shot with the Brno Model 2 .22 (3-9x Kassnar wideangle scope) today. Another magpie!
-- Edited by NNorway22cal on Sunday 11th of August 2013 10:09:51 PM
-- Edited by NNorway22cal on Sunday 11th of August 2013 10:10:22 PM
Hi NNorway22 cal,
Love your gear, especially your Sako. I have a .223 Remington Heavy Barrel rifle I bought very lightly used in high school back in 1972. My first gun purchase, and a good one. My other Sako is a .308 my Dad gave me for Texas deer hunting back in 1981. Very high quality designs and construction, indeed.
We shoot most of our crows with shotguns and that certainly works well here in the states. Effective shotgunning is the key to the big numbers we are occasionally able to harvest. But, successful rifle and pistol shots are very exciting, too, as you note.
If you find yourself in Texas, send an email and the TCP will take you on a fun shotgun hunt!
Good Luck and Good Hunting,
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Gadget Bob wrote:Hi NNorway22 cal,Love your gear, especially your Sako. I have a .223 Remington Heavy Barrel rifle I bought very lightly used in high school back in 1972. My first gun purchase, and a good one. My other Sako is a .308 my Dad gave me for Texas deer hunting back in 1981. Very high quality designs and construction, indeed.We shoot most of our crows with shotguns and that certainly works well here in the states. Effective shotgunning is the key to the big numbers we are occasionally able to harvest. But, successful rifle and pistol shots are very exciting, too, as you note.If you find yourself in Texas, send an email and the TCP will take you on a fun shotgun hunt!Good Luck and Good Hunting,
The Sako is a very good and solid rifle. It did belong to my uncle who passed away in an accident a couple of years ago.
I'd like to think that he would like us (me and my brothers) to put it to good use, and not let it dust away.
There is crows and magpies here, but never seen them in numbers like some of you guys post about.
I would love to see, and hunt in those conditions. So I thank you for the kind invite, thats awesome!
So I will be in touch if I find my self in the right area at some point.
My family got a house in Iola, WI, since we got some distant relatives there and around that area.
So I do travel to the US from time to time.
Now its open season for fox, goose and ofcourse crows/magpies here. So I hope for a good hunt in the months to come.
Just some more pictures for you guys.
These 2 was shot by my older brother, using the Sako .22 mentioned earlier in this thread.
"When you have shot one bird flying, you have shot all bird's flying. ...the sensation is the same, and the last one is as good as the first." E. Hemingway "Fathers and Sons"
Outstanding bullet placement!
Another picture of my Brother, who also loves shooting crows. Today we were talking about from how far we could shot a crow, with a .22 rifle and the CCI Stinger. (Hollow point.) Best chance we got was this, shot from 75 yards. And yes, with the very nice Sako .22 talked about in this thread. One happy boy. :P (30 years old.)
Dust; The Suzuki belongs to my younger brother, who recently startet his hunting career with duckhunting. :) Its called a Suzuki SJ here in Norway, he has a bodylift and huge tires on it. Its just for offroad now, cause he bougth a new ChevyTruck the other day :P More pictures of the SJ.
Hello again guys!
Me and my two brothers were out by the sea this afternoon.
We were supposed to hunt ducks, but they failed to show up..
Where we hunt ducks sits right in the middle of the highway the local crows use.
So my older brother (31yo) , with his Remington 870 Supermagnum, got a little impatient!!
He shot one pied crow about 40 yards infront of us, and after the second hit it went down into the cold sea.
As a good brother and hunting companion, I volunteered to go get the crow out of the cold sea..
But, its autumn here now and the temperature is currently around 41degrees.. And the dead crow was floating around in the Atlantic Sea.
It was fun for my two brothers, laughing, pointing and taking pictures with their smart-phones!
SORRY for my lack of pants haha!
Great day, good weather and alot of fun!
-- Edited by NNorway22cal on Tuesday 30th of September 2014 05:27:30 PM
I always enjoy your posts and pictures.
The last picture of you holding up the crow is really beautiful...even though you are not wearing pants.
New pictures for you guys!
Early this morning my brother shot this BIG raven with his Remington 870 Supermagnum.
A couple of hours later I shot a small magpie over my baitpile.. Real difference in size those birds!
The magpie was shot with my Brno Model 2 .22 rifle, fitted with an Zeiss Terra 3x 3-9x42.
Ammo; CCI Stinger Hollow point.
I got home early this morning, and while eating breakfast I heard my "Driveway Patrol" go off.
I have it mounted over my baitpaile cause of foxes. But it also goes of when crows and magpies move on or around the baitpile..
So then I saw this guy, and got it with my .22 Brno Mod.2. :)
Alot of crows on my baitpile this morning!Got one of them with my .22 Brno Mod.2