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Hey.

I live in a small town in the Northern part of Norway. Windy, cold and on the brink of winter atm :P

Just started some minor crow/magpie- hunting on a farm that got some problems with alot of Crows and Magpie. Dont know how many of you guys who got Magpie's around, so in case http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magpie

Currently using an Brno Model 2 .22 rifle with an 3-9x Kassnar wideangle scope, ammo is The ammo I'm using is CCI Stinger Hollow Point and the bait is everything from food-leftovers to offal. (New to this so using whats available..)

One pic of first result, taken a couple of days ago:



Will keep this thread updated with pictures and information as my hunt continues.. :)

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Where I live right now there are no magpies. Grew up on the prairies of Canada and magpies were there. Good shooting...

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Great to have you aboard, Norway!!!smile

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Welcome! I can't wait to see more pictures.

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Welcome Norway. I'm looking forward to your pics and hunts.

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Lurking around at this board again, and ...



Shot with Sako .22 ;



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Norway,

That is a Pied Crow (not piebald crow) you are holding. Those crows are in the Windex commercials here in the USA.

Welcome to Crow Busters.

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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. =)



-- Edited by NNorway22cal on Friday 21st of October 2011 03:31:51 PM

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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?

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Hey, and thanks :)
A ladder is standard equip at a farm aint it? :P

No snow yet, but were getting close to winter!

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lol sure enuf

thought i saw snow in the pic...must be cotton balls or something.

the cotton fields around here are just about ready for picking. lots of white fields. pretty cool.

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Welcome to the site. Nice birds.



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The white stuff is plasticwrapping. =)

Its been a 50/50 morning here, one miss and very recently this;



Still with the .22 Sako


And again, thanks for the welcomes :)



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Welcome to Crowbusters NN22CAL. Your magpies look identical to ours here on the Canadian Prairies. Real cagey birds as they often come in from low in the bushes making for difficult shots. We often shoot them over bait piles once the snow comes. Take them from branches with varmint rifles.

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Got this in the mail today, have to test it out this weekend?



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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.

 

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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 ashamed .

 

- Still using the very nice Sako .22

-- Ammo, CCI Stinger.

 

 

 

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-- Edited by NNorway22cal on Saturday 6th of October 2012 04:41:13 PM



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Welcome! Cool pics those are some pretty good size birds! I have a little bit of memory of how cold Norway is from when I was in NATO and did some training in Oslo Bay and the Sondheim Fjord if my memory serves me correctly.

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good shootin

how'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.

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Cool lookin birds!

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good shootin

how'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. 



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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!

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very cool! I wish they would let us shoot crows with rifles here in Illinois, but unfortunately, Chicago owns everything and rifles are scarey

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I wish I had more crows around so I could use the shotgun! So its the other way around here!
But on the other hand, using a rifle and scope is exiting!

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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, 


 

Hey.

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.

 

Good hunting!



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Just some more pictures for you guys.

These 2 was shot by my older brother, using the Sako .22 mentioned earlier in this thread.

 

 



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Please don't worry about a deficiency of magpies and ravens. I would be very happy if there were so few crows in this continent that we could only hunt them with rifles. Great pictures! Keep them coming!

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Outstanding bullet placement!



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Outstanding thread. I always enjoy reading posts from across the pond.

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No more crows shot, but If you guys appreciate it I can put up a picture of a duck I shot the other day.
But no sure if its okay, dont want to go of topic! :P

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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.)

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-- Edited by NNorway22cal on Monday 23rd of September 2013 06:00:02 PM

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Nice Jimny/Samurai/Sidekick behind him. What are they called where you are?

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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.

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