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I am just curious as to what we think rates as the best states for crow hunting based on; overall crow population, open land to hunt and sensible season (not closed during the migration).



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Anyone who has studied crow biology, even just a little, soon learned that crows migrate in the autumn from northern U.S. and Canada to southern U. S. and Mexico, and maybe even further south than Mexico. The crow, a wonderful target, is no dummy. Natural instinct, and learning from older crows, prods them to fly south in the fall of the year, because they have learned that they can't survive in the northern reaches of the U.S. and Canada in the winter. Too much snow, and nothing to eat sends them on their round trip journed every autumn. Fly south in the fall, fly north in the spring.Of course, all of them do not migrate, and I suspect that many of these home-bodies die each winter.

One practice that crows must learn, because it is not inbred, is to know where to fly to, in order to escape northern winter weather. They learn this from their elders. The elders, with gray feathers, wrinkled faces, partly bald, and drawing social security, know to fly down the Mississippi River valley, within about 300-400 miles west of the river, and maybe  200-300 miles east of 'ol muddy. In this wide expanse, there are millions of acres of farm land providing ample food for millions of crows and other wildlife. For crow hunters, this knowledge clearly dictates that the most crows in the U.S. is along the Mississippi River. Therefore, the best states to hunt, if you are seeking a large volume of targets, is Louisiana, Eastern Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. Which one is best? I have no idea. But due to eccentric weather, one state may be better one year, and another state the next. I would definitely think that good hunting could be found in the northern-most states I mentioned, in early autumn, and then as winter weather tightens its grip in those states, the southern-most states would provide better shooting, as winter moves southward.

I live in North Carolina, and I do know that N.C. is not the best state to crow hunt in, as I have crow hunted in other states that were better. Too many people, too few crows, not enough agriculture in N.C.

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Anyone who has studied crow biology, even just a little, soon learned that crows migrate in the autumn from northern U.S. and Canada to southern U. S. and Mexico, and maybe even further south than Mexico. The crow, a wonderful target, is no dummy. Natural instinct, and learning from older crows, prods them to fly south in the fall of the year, because they have learned that they can't survive in the northern reaches of the U.S. and Canada in the winter. Too much snow, and nothing to eat sends them on their round trip journed every autumn. Fly south in the fall, fly north in the spring.Of course, all of them do not migrate, and I suspect that many of these home-bodies die each winter.

One practice that crows must learn, because it is not inbred, is to know where to fly to, in order to escape northern winter weather. They learn this from their elders. The elders, with gray feathers, wrinkled faces, partly bald, and drawing social security, know to fly down the Mississippi River valley, within about 300-400 miles west of the river, and maybe  200-300 miles east of 'ol muddy. In this wide expanse, there are millions of acres of farm land providing ample food for millions of crows and other wildlife. For crow hunters, this knowledge clearly dictates that the most crows in the U.S. is along the Mississippi River. Therefore, the best states to hunt, if you are seeking a large volume of targets, is Louisiana, Eastern Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. Which one is best? I have no idea. But due to eccentric weather, one state may be better one year, and another state the next. I would definitely think that good hunting could be found in the northern-most states I mentioned, in early autumn, and then as winter weather tightens its grip in those states, the southern-most states would provide better shooting, as winter moves southward.

I live in North Carolina, and I do know that N.C. is not the best state to crow hunt in, as I have crow hunted in other states that were better. Too many people, too few crows, not enough agriculture in N.C.

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good info ^^^^^
I prefer Mn. and Wi, but thats because it's home, and it happens to be where "the big muddy" originates, lots of good undeveloped land ,crops fields and crowsbiggrin
we also have this here,... coincidence????
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I would like to take a crow"safari" to the south someday soon,and see for myself,I have a few different states ,I'm looking into

 



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Where was that photo taken? Very unique!

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Low & Slow,

Where was that photo taken? Very unique!

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 Bob,

It's in Belgrade MN,I pheasant hunt out there alot, and I might add kill a few crows as well, how would you like to see him come screaming into your spread???



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Low & Slow,

So do you know the story behind the huge crow in the photo?

I need one of those for my front yard!

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So do you know the story behind the huge crow in the photo?

I need one of those for my front yard!

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 http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/6167



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That is really something!

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Interesting. Fantastic statue.


L&S - you mentioned hunting Wisconsin....arent they 1 of the 2 states in the union that have a crow limit? Like 20 or 25?

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