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Last year, my first year, I would do my blind and everything in the afternoon come out before sun and put the decoys out in the morning… shoot till 2:p and move in the afternoon for the next morning shoot… Has anyone ever shot the same location in the afternoon and then again in the morning with success… Is it necessary to keep moving…thx



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Cracker,

 Quite a few variables there, so I guess you'd have to try it and see. If you weren't shooting the same crows it'd probably work. We did something of that sort a few seasons ago. Shot a spot in the morning, moved for an afternoon shoot and missed the flyway by a half mile, which led to slow shooting. Decided our best option was to leave our blinds and catch them on the way out the next morning. It worked okay, but they were definitely wary. They'd been wary the day before as well, so who knows.

 If you're hunting wintering crows, I think it is necessary to avoid shooting from the same spot too often. We give them 4-5 weeks. Migrating crows are a different story. Maybe NH, 10ga, or M12 will weigh in on them.

If you try it, let us know how it worked. 

 Randy 



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Hey Randy, thanks for responding… I’ll be going to Georgia orchards in the next week or so… I’ve only shoot in the morning and let them rest… Where I’m going there’s a peanut field right next-door with the crows since they were just turn it… So I’m sure these crows fly from food source to food source so I didn’t want to overwork them… But I’m going to try at this time… set up in the afternoon and shoot… Go back to the same place the next morning and shoot… then move again that afternoon and shoot if it worked before… So we’ll see and I’ll let you know… Thanks… Richard



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Maybe it is how I was taught, but we almost always hunt in the morning (South Carolina and Georgia). I've done a few evening hunts, but only when I have a spot that is between the feed source (local landfill) and the roost.

But your post brings up a different topic: Setting blinds up during the day. Perhaps I'm superstitious, but I try to set my blind up when the crows are not flying. I'm afraid that if they see an activity in a feeding spot (orchard, field, etc.), they will avoid it for awhile. For that reason, I'll set it up late afternoon - evening or sometimes before sunup. I have not hard data on the effectiveness of doing it during off-hours, though, so your mileage may vary.

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