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Newly Established TCP "Solo" Hunt Record - Somebody has to hold it!

Hi boys,

Very inconsistent, and frequently, slow crow hunting for us here in Texas this fall.  One weekend we dropped more hogs (13) than total crows shot on other weekends. For another example, one Friday in mid-October I drove 304 miles, to a central Texas ranch that declared they had a lot of crows, only to see 5 and bag 3.  And then last Friday, Texas Matt joined me and we visited a reliable crow hot spot in the Hill Country.  We saw many more turkeys (30+) on that ranch than crows.  Wouldn't you know it was one day before the fall turkey season opened!

But this particular Sunday morning 2 weeks ago I arrived on-site at a North Texas ranch at the crack of dawn (actually 10:15AM!) and to my delight found myself surrounded by crows on all sides.  Texas Matt and Lone Star Phil had declined my invitation, to their detriment.  Four hours later, I had gathered up 75 crows to regain the TCP solo record.  That record was held since 2012 by Texas Matt at 65 crows, after he broke my precious solo record of 57.  The FoxPro Snow Crow Pro did its job perfectly and the Browning MO Maxus also performed flawlessly with Herter's Low Recoil shells at 1050FPS using an ounce and 1/8 of 7.5 shot through the awesome Metro barrel extension.  My new panel blind from TangleFree was also very effective at hiding me in my Mossy Oak Obsession leafy gear suit, while the GHG Decoy on the "Big Honker's" Hot Stick lured them into the kill box.  Lastly, the suppressed .22LR T-bolt, with the SWR Warlock, did the job on any hoppers, quietly and efficiently, using CCI Subsonic Segmented HP's.

I attached a few photos for your review, including a "blind's eye" view.  I must say watching all of my shots, post hunt, on video from my ShotKam HD, doubles the fun!

Don't you just love a good crow hunt!

Take care and good hunting,


-- Edited by Gadget Bob on Thursday 9th of November 2017 10:22:40 PM


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Newly Established TCP

Hi Bob!

Congrats on taking back the TCP solo hunt record! 75 birds in a morning hunt is surely a fine effort. It appears your success was earned with some disappointing prior hunts. Like anything else, if you put in the effort something good is bound to happen.

300+ miles for 3 crows is sub-optimal for sure. Glad you had a solo record breaker to make up for it!

Good hunting,




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RE: Newly Established TCP "Solo" Hunt Record - Somebody has to hold it!

Gadget Bob: Congratulations!!!! Upon learning you had regained the TCP "solo crown" after both Lone Star Phil and Texas Matt declined your invitation did either or both of them attempt to open a vein in distress? A legit question I am sure! Harvesting 77 solo easily qualifies as a day to be admired--well done sir! I am also an admirer of the tools of your trade--See paragraph #2.

FoxPro Snow Crow, Browning Maxus, Metro barrel extension, Tanglefree panel blind, Herter's low recoil ammo, Mossy Oak Obsession leafy gear, Big Honker's Hot Stick, T- bolt with SWR Warlock, CCI subsonic segmented HP's and last but not least--Toyota One in Rommel's desert tan..a special ordered color for sure. Were MRE's in the deployment vehicle? Just typing all of this maxed out my VISA!

All kidding aside, few if any of the rest of us make posts as interesting and as well done as yours and those of the TCP. More is better!





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