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Here are a few photos of an outstanding field hunt a few days ago with my partner. 

We figured this spot was good for a few hundred but were surprised to almost double that amount. 

We were shooting all day long in that spot and Dick has not killed two crows with one shot in several years and on this shoot he got not one but three scotch doubles (two with one shot) that day! 



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That’s great Bob! Nice shoot.

3 scotch doubles in one hunt? I wonder if Dick is in the record books for that one...well done!

BH

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My favorite picture is of all the spent shells.

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Dale, I can see that great minds think a like, seldom do I ever get a good shoot where you can see all the empty hulls laying on the ground.

I like the last photo where you can see a small group headed for our setup!


Jason, how have you been?

You will not get a response because I am hitting the road again in two hours and will be gone next week.

Hope both you and Dale have a fine season.

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Here are more photos of this hunt.



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Bob,

An epic hunt with an amazing kill-zone!! Thanks for the report and pics. We are all jealous.

Demi

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Demi,

My partner is trying out a new A-300 Beretta and has fired over 1,200 rounds through it so far with out cleaning it. My model 391 Urika's can go 2,000 rounds before you experience some malfunctions.

A guy tends to remember the good shoots over the beatings he takes over any given season.

Hope you are well my friend.

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Hi Bob, when you get a lot of dead birds on the ground around you do you ever gather any up while still shooting ? I ask because sometimes Dale & I seem to have birds flare off when we have a lot of birds on the ground, I occasionally get out of my blind and go gather some up, especially the ones that fall way out there. Did you and Dick keep shooting with the 500 plus on the ground ? Paul.

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If there is a lull I will pick up the long falls down wind from our blind and move them in closer to the setup. I never gather any up while birds are still active and on the move.

Any group of crows that came through that section (a section is one mile by one mile) made it their business to investigate what was going on with all those dead crows on the ground.

Tell Dale I send my regards.

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Hi Bob,

All is good up here in Michigan. I wish it would get cold or it will hinder my crow travels.

I like the hunts where the dead birds can be easily seen on the ground. It makes a good photo opportunity.

You said you were going to be on safari for the next week but you have continued to post, did something go sideways on your trip? Hope not. Keep after the birds.

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Also...

I agree with Bob. In general I leave the birds where they fall but I will pick up some longer downwind birds and toss them close to the blind or upwind.

I know it’s time to gather up some downwind birds when I notice birds are starting to slide off to the side farther out from the blind than they were earlier in the shoot.

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I just hope to one day be able to hoist the killzone cam over the carnage of a 500 bird kill.

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Jason, I got on the internet at the motel I was staying at to check in and that is why you saw that post. I used their computer at the front desk. Dick cleaned his A-300 Beretta, I still have not cleaned my model 391 Beretta yet, just keep adding solvent to it and it works like an AK-47 ! Dick and I got back today from a very fine wild goose chase checking out a new territory that did not pan out.

Hope you have a good season!

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Dale, almost a 600 bird kill !

How did your new area turn out?

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Bob: EPIC level hunt! You do man by any measure!!!

 

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Skip,

How have you been?

You're season starts after deer season in NC which is January 1st?

You don't get many hunts like the one I posted about, everything has to be right; right location, birds strung out and not coming in big flocks, right weather conditions in regard to wind direction and velocity plus the crows cooperating.

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I'm a novice with a spanking new FP CS24C.

What calls are you primarily playing that are pulling in that volume of birds?

What is your strategy for using specific recorded calls?

Thanks,
Dave in Delaware

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Bob, I just got back from a day and a half scouting mission that was a total bust. You would call it a goose chase. I put over 800 miles on the truck & saw more hawk's than crows, until I followed up on that Hubbard road tip you mentioned two years back. Saw about 100 there but not worth pursuing.

teeny350, It's not so much the call as it is the location. The ( crows ) call from foxpro did us well in our orchard shoot. Foxpro has a crow rabbit sound that's in the coyote calls that some aren't aware of and can work on call shy crows. Johnny Stewart calls are considered the best but don't come on your 24c. Paul.

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Paul,

Roughly how many miles did you have to drive to get to the location that was a bust? Did you spend the whole day there scouting?

I've lost track of how many wild goose chases I have been on over the past 40 odd years.

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Bob, it was a two pronged attack. Paul went to spot A which we had decent enough intel on and I went to spot B which we also had decent intel on. Spot be was 640 miles round trip including the 100 or so miles I drove looking, begging to see a big number of crows. Pretty sure I seen more deer than crows, bad intel evidently.

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Bob, it was roughly 370 miles one way to my destination. Got there at 11.30 am and drove till 3.30 & called it quits. Got a motel & headed back home the next morning. I drove into 4 different states counting Oklahoma. Paul.

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You're enthusiasm knows no bounds!

You both certainly have the push in order to find new good areas.

Bob A.

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