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I'm in Sonoma County, CA and have gone hunting in Napa, Solano, and Mendecino county with no luck. I'm a first time crow hunter, anyone know of any good spots in Northern California to go hunting on public land, or a geographical area?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Ian

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Welcome From Mississippi!

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Hey Ian
If there are no crows,try some of those monster dairy farms out there and zap some pigeons,almost as fun and no calling!!! And you may run into some crows also!!smile



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Ranchers out west hate pigeons! I remember they called them "rats with wings". They are quite tasty. That would be a good try. Also, when I was stationed in San Francisco, we would drive to Sacramento to find the "country crowd". There were lots rodeos, farmers, and good ole country folks out there and they were very welcoming. We had a great time in and around there.

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I agree with 8; when I lived in Oregon all the ranchers hated crows and pigeons. And coyotes.

I like your M-N, too.

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Orchards are great if you can get in contact with the owner and get permision

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Thanks for the welcome friend. I'm originally from Georgia. Missing the south. Hopefully I can be stationed there next.

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i appreciate everyone's replies. I'm gonna check out some orchards, and talk to ranchers about pigeon hunting. Out here they have band tailed pigeons, and they are supposed to be pretty delicious!!

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Welcome to Crow Busters from Maine!

Is that rifle in your photo what you use on crows? biggrin

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eastatlshawty wrote:

i appreciate everyone's replies. I'm gonna check out some orchards, and talk to ranchers about pigeon hunting. Out here they have band tailed pigeons, and they are supposed to be pretty delicious!!



Band-tailed pigeons have a real short season in Ca. and a limit of 2/day, 4/possession. You missed it this season.
Regular Pigeons or Rock Doves are not listed and depending who you ask you will get different responses.
Some say you can hunt them all year, some say only during dove season, some say there is no limit. I have not been able to find anything in the DFG regs about this though.

Band-tailed Pigeon AllSep 18 - 26 (North)
Dec 18 - 26 (South)
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Late one afternoon  north of Los Angeles I saw flight after flight of crows headed towards Los Angeles so i know there is a big roost there some where(I'd guess  a few thousand). I understand that is probably a thousand miles from your locale. Sounds to me like you are in Northwest crow territory. This crow is a little smaller than the common crow talked about here and  are fewer too than the common crow. In example the biggest roost i ever saw was in Seattle,Washington of which i counted 35 birds....that is considered a big roost for these birds. In Idaho I only saw a roost of about 15.......this is typical for this species. Their voices a are a little more higher pitched than their cousins, the common crow however the same rythmic pattern differing from a fish crow of  the southeastern seaboard from about Virgina south. ....they are the size of  a magpie without the long tail. Now the same types of predators exist there such as the great horned owl and the red tailed hawk with other owls too. Their season might be different from the large numbers of common crows well to your south.

I hope this helps-good luck!



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