Crow Campaign Nationwide, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-01


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CROW CAMPAIGN NATIONWIDE A nationwide einpaign is boinj waged to extermi ¬ nate the crow Taking a leaf from thu book of the citizens of Canton S where a crow shoot H held annually a national crow shoot is being staged this year yearGrain Grain can be conserved and came protected by removing the caws The crows record is like his coati as black as black can be The caw hasnt a friend Those promoting the national crow shoot are doing the world a great good for there will be fewer crows in 1920 than there have been in many years yearsThe The crow has the universal reputation of being a wise wily and wary bird Yet it Is surprising how easily lie is fooled by any one who can properly manipulate a crow call callIndeed Indeed the calling in and shooting of crows by an expert is a revelation to many who all their lives have known and hated these black marauders of the fields and woods The crow call is a small wood instrument re sembling a whistle and can b purchased at almost any sporting goods or hardware store There are several good crow cajls on the market Directions for its use cqme with eagh call callPreparatory Preparatory to calling in the crows the shooter should conceal himself carefully and remain as quiet as possible for the crow has wonderful eye ¬ sight Many crow hunters even try to wear clothing that will not contrast sharply with the environment environmentHOW HOW TO LURE CROWS WITHIN GUNSHOT GUNSHOTIn In using the crow call it is desirable to try to imitate the cry of the young cnny in distress and to indicate to the older crows that their young are being attacked by some other bird upon which they will immediately start flying toward the point where the caller is concealed concealedIt It is important to kill the first crow shot at as otherwise the crow will give a warning call that will alarm all the other croys in the neighborhood and they will not approach again for some time at least The birds should be fairly close in not over thirty five or forty yards in order to insure a kill with a choke bore gun gunAmong Among other methods suggested for luring the crows within range the following may be recom ¬ mended mendedA A stuffed owl with movable wings placed up in a tree and operated by cords brought down through rings to the concealed shooter used in conjunction with a crow call has proved effective in many in ¬ stances If a wounded crow is captured it will serve as an excellent decoy for attracting other crows crowsA A farmer informs us that by placing a large piece of meat or the carcass of some animal in a field and then getting under cover at a distance of forty or fifty yards he has seen from fifty to seventy five crows gather around the meat in a short time and has been able to kill ten or more with a single shot shotCrow Crow shooting in the winter when snow is on the ground is good sport according to another writer Decoys are placed in open fields close to the edge of the woods or a ditch and the crow call used After one or two crows have been brought down they are set up in the field on a couple of pointed sticks and as they soon freeze they make excellent decoys

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