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Hi guys,

Yesterday, Texas Matt had a couple of good hours afield.  It started with me at 7:20AM butchering a shot at 100 yards or so on a sitting crow in a jag with my .17HMR, then we set up a stand and starting grinding them with our Metro Maxus's.   By 9:30AM we had 150 plus crows down including these 2 fine piebalds, one each for Matt and me.  One stand, one hundred seventy-one crow in total, when we shut down for lunch.

Lone Star Phil couldn't join us or we could have blasted through to 200 plus easily.  He got hung up with a work assignment.  We had too many crows to "service" for a significant amount of the morning.

Here are some pictures (I got video on 57 shot sequences on my ShotKam, too.):

Piebalds!

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Thanks to our shooting industry friends including FOXPRO, Mossy Oak, Browning, Metro Gun, Cabelas (suppliers of the great sub-sonic Herters shells), ShotKam, MTM Casegard, Boondock Outdoors, Drake and Leica to name a few.

 



-- Edited by Gadget Bob on Saturday 29th of October 2016 06:48:22 PM

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Hello Bob, good to see you back again.

You had a shoot any crow hunter would be proud of. What were the temps? Tell Matt I send my regards.

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Wow, me and my partners would be on cloud nine if we ever broke 20 birds! Lol, sound like a lot of fun!

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10ga and I found a piebald among the dead we shot today, 30 birds downed.  This is the third piebald this week in the same location.



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GB,

Great shoot and Congrat's!


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Hi Bob!

Good to see you around these parts.

As always, excellent report with great pictures. 171 is no joke.

I have yet to do a "grid-style" picture. I need to put that on my to-do list. Your "trail of tears" picture you posted a couple years back still inspires me. I have a perfect location for a picture like that and I completely forgot to make a Michigan rendition version of your photo this past season.

Is that a new 3-D suit? Seems to be more green than the previous version I remember. Looks good and matches your surroundings well.

Hip Hip Hooray for ShotKam footage!

All the best,

BH

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GB: Stunningly well managed sir!!  171 is a number most of would consider a good SEASON! I love the two white winged birds...almost Normandy Invasion Stripes!!

 

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Hello Fellow Men of the Crow,

So nice to hear from our friends!  A few answers/comments:

BobA - Thanks for your praise.  It is still around 90 degree for our highs here in Texas.  A front comes in tomorrow and drops that into the 70's.  Much better for crow hunting and, as importantly, crow hunters.

Pete - We take "lesser" piebalds from time to time, but these two were particularly striking in coloration.

Butch - Thanks for your kind words.

L2B - Trust me when I say Texas Matt, Lone Star Phil and I all clearly recall when bagging 20 crows would have thrilled us.  I remember taking 13 crows by myself one day 15 or so years ago and without photo's, none of my friends would have believed me.  Stay the course and be prepared when the crows do appear in volume.

Jason - Great to hear from my Hoosier shooting partner where we roamed the banks of the Wabash!  And your powers of observation amaze.  I am wearing a new Mossy Oak Obsession Leafy Gear these days with more light green highlights.  With our "green fall" it does hide me better.  And you would love to capture your hunts on a ShotKam to relive your well placed shots.

Skip - Texas Matt and I took you to this particular orchard when you last graced us with your affable presence here in the Republic.  We were buzzed by an F5 fighter training while on station with you.   We could have really employed your precise shooting on this mission.  We did this all from one stand, with only one decoy and no blind.  Come back and let's get cracking on some Texas bandits!!! 

 

 



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I shot a spectacular piebald once; he looked spotted-I mean she looked spotted. The most incredible piebald I ever saw.This was last year. Too bad I was unable to retrieve it!



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Two very unique crows. Maybe I should be checking out my dead crows more often... Usually shoot and leave where they fall. Well run operation Lone Star crew!

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Speaking of Piebalds, I bagged this one this morning.

 

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He would look very good in a flying type of mount.

Is that bird going to the taxidermist?

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No it's not, it was hit at close range and the head, left side and wing were really stove up.
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He would look very good in a flying type of mount.

Is that bird going to the taxidermist?


 




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GB an NH,

Congrats on your Trophy's, I look forward to maybe taking one someday. Heck I get a little excited when I see one with white "poop" on it's feathersno

 

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Butch wrote:


GB an NH,

Congrats on your Trophy's, I look forward to maybe taking one someday. Heck I get a little excited when I see one with white "poop" on it's feathersno

 

Butch


 Hahaha, thats hilarious!



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