Crow hunting is one of the most overlooked parts of our sport. Crows are one of the most fun types of game to pursue, and may be the single best place for new hunters to get started. On today’s episode I gave you an introduction crow hunting, including how you can get started and some basic tactics.
- Crows are in season for around 9-10 months of the year, from July to mid April in my home state of Pennsylvania, and they can be hunted on Sundays when almost nothing else can be.
- The two main seasons to hunt them are in the middle of winter and the middle of summer because there no other major hunting seasons and so few hunters in the woods.
- All you NEED is a shotgun and crow call. Camo or black clothing is better but you can get by wearing whatever you have.
- Having some decoys can be helpful because it gives crows something to see other than you! But you can hunt without them. Here are the crow decoys that I use.
- You can hunt them any time of day, no need to wake up early or stay up late. 10:00 AM on a Saturday works perfectly!
- You don’t need absolute stealth. Sure stealth helps, but this can be a social hunt. You can chat as you go.
- Crow hunting helps you scout and explore new places that you might want to hunt in other seasons.
- Crow hunting gets you outside and active at beautiful times of year.
- Crows eat turkey and duck eggs and will attack and kill baby turkeys and ducks as well as many other game birds and song birds.
- Crows are a pest and a menace animal, they eat crops, they make messes, they hurt farmers. Ever heard of a “scare crow” ? Famers use those to scare crows aware because there aren’t enough crow hunters. You are doing a public service!
- You need no specialized skills for crow hunting, any beginner or group of beginners can do it. You just need a call.
- Here are some options for crow calls. Inexpensive hand call. Modest electronic call. FOXPRO electronic call (the one I use).