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Hello Gentlemen of the Crow,

This reporter is fresh off of a new TCP solo record effort with 91 crows taken on Saturday near the Red River.  Key equipment deployed:

 

  • FOXPRO Snow Crow Pro eCaller - Without it, results would be significantly lower.  Loud calling with FOXPRO's legendary clear sound and reliability is key.
  • Leafy Gear Suit in Mossy Oak Obsession with MO Quik Camo cap and Cabela's MO lightwieght gloves.
  • Browning Maxus Shotgun in Mossy Oak Duck Blind - Reliable function and low recoild with this wonderful gas gun (Thanks again Skip for this recommendation!)
  • Herters Low Recoil Shotshells - 1 and 1/8 ounces of 7 1/2's at 1050FPS - Function Maxus and quiet in the "Metro Barrel" - I believe these quality shells sold by Cabela's are actually loaded by Fiocchi.
  • Metro Gun Barrel Extension - Lower sound signature keeps wary crows coming in all day to one setup. (Laziness is the Mother of Invention for the TCP Leadership)
  • Hot Stick - Getting one GHG Decoy up high as the sentry bird as my only "fake" decoy. (Big Honker's tip was a great one!)
  • FlightLine FF5 Decoy - Nick Tait's invention is awesomely effective!!!  Displaying one of the first crows dropped on the FF5 is a game changer.
  • SHOTKAM - Great to watch HD video's of your greatest hits post-hunt.  The first two photo's are screen captures from the SHOTKAM.

I have heard this record was eclipsed by Field Marshal Skip Woody on this same Saturday, and he will fill us in on the details.  Hard to keep up with Skip!

Does the TCP have great fun afield?  Yes... Yes we do!!!

Regards,



-- Edited by Gadget Bob on Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 12:20:23 PM

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Love the first two pics! Nice TBC.



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Wow , Very nice!!biggrin

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Stellar report from the TCP. Great shootdown pics as well. That FF5 flapper device looks very interesting. I read that Skip Woody has been using one for some time now. Worth looking into I must say...

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Thanks, Craig, 10ga. and Ted for your kind feedback. 

Craig - those first two photo's are screen shots of my SHOTKAM videos.  That is a wonder product for delivering quality, properly magnified HD video.  The GoPro is also great for wide angle shots, like my Speed Steel shooting tournament stages, but is not a match for the SHOTKAM for "gun camera video".

10ga - I have been hunting crows for 5 plus decades, and this was my highest "solo" TBC.  If the high weeds weren't killing my recovery efforts, I suspect I dropped 100+ crows.  But we in the TCP only claim those we can photogragh on the ground in a grid.  Otherwise Corporal Lone Star Phil will attempt a drum head court martial on his titular leader.

Ted - Correct...  Skip recommended the FF% to me.  And he was 100% correct as to its effectiveness!!! Get one for your Canadian operations, my friend.  BTW, I dropped two crows last Friday with a nicely refinished Winchester 1897 Pump built in 1908.  I thought of you and your nice M12's.  Walnut and blued steel is hard to beat! 

 

 

 



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Good job Gadget Bob please tell me some more details about these long barrels that you use. What is the main purpose of them ?

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Gadget Bob: What a FINE report sir!! Your descriptions are second to none and your enthusiasm for our sport is captured by your pictures!! I am reminded of Gregory Peck's movie "Exploding crow at 12 O'clock High" thanks to SHOTKAM! A solo TBC of 91 is a master stroke of proper equipment, techniques and excellent shooting!! I did a quick total on cost of your equipment--something in the range of $4,000+ and quickly learned how inadequate my stuff is! I will be needing a "sponsor" or two to move me into your bracket!!!biggrin But no kidding at all about how good the FF5 is. It is the single most effective crow magnet on the planet! I used mine Saturday morning ( first crow hunt of the season ) over a cut corn and soybean field, used a modestly poor self built blind that worked super because the crows were eyeballing the FF5 and paid me no attention. Am serious, they came in full confidence, never gave me even a glance and promptly contributed to my TBC.. well most of them anyway. I manage 99 KIA's between 7:10 and 10:20 and quit when the farmer came riding up on his tractor to offer help in policing up the crows! Ain't crow hunting great!!?

 

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Oh yeah, feather pillow anyone!!?

Love the report Bob and a big Michigander high five for breaking another TCP solo record! Didn’t you just set the previous benchmark last year?

Continuous improvement is high on the TCP trait-list. :)

Keep shoot’n,
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Great post! And picture 2 is the epitome of what is referred to as “Making a Crow-Go-Puff!”

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camo wrote:

Good job Gadget Bob please tell me some more details about these long barrels that you use. What is the main purpose of them ?


Hi Camo,

They are designed and produced by L.P. Brezny at www.MetroGun.comTheir main purpose is sound reduction.  Texas Matt and I also have the SALVO Suppressor's from Silencerco, but those wiegh twice as much as our "metro barrel extensions".  That makes them hard to swing on a high volume crow hunt.

The metro barrel extensions weigh only about a pound and work great on our Browning Maxus's that Texas Matt, Lone Star Phil and I wield afield.  You must use subsonic shotshells to get the necessary sound level.  That's why we use the Herter Low Recoil shells noted above.

Our crow hunting results, in the feeding sets we make, all improved dramatically since we began deploying with these devices. 

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In your second photo you sure smoked him. Good sharp photo.

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Bob,

Congrats on the new record ! Enjoyed the photos, well done.

Butch

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Excellent photos and report Bob. Thanks for sharing good shooting and great fun. Keep after 'em.

 

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