Dangle round within the woods or sit by a river lengthy sufficient and you will note issues you’ll be able to hardly think about. Living proof occurred the day after the 4th of July. Crow searching season began in July. Friday Saturday and Monday are the one authorized capturing days every week. Crows and I’ve a love hate relation with. They’re attention-grabbing clever and artful birds—enjoyable to observe; they’re additionally very damaging once they get right into a planted subject.
I’ve hunted them because the 1980’s and I’ve by no means seen what I noticed the opposite day. I set out a small unfold of three decoys and was utilizing my digital caller. I’ve just a few completely different sequences loaded into the caller, however one known as “Crow Celebration” normally is the winner, and at the present time was no exception. I had a household group are available inside minutes of organising. Now I’m hell on crows, however I can’t take a chook out of a single household group like this, so I allow them to orbit me and the unfold of decoys.
No different birds had been exhibiting up so I modified the decision placing on a “Dying Crow” sound. Without delay one chook broke it’s orbit and flew proper into the decoys, landed and went to every plastic crow and type of nuzzled them. You’d suppose after the primary faux it will have flew proper off however nope the crow saved going from decoy to decoy as if in search of the injured one. I lastly walked over to the unfold and to my amazement the reside chook let me strategy to inside touching distance earlier than it crow hopped away and stood guard over the decoys screaming it’s head off, holding a wing a kibble as if it was injured and seeming to be attempting to guide me away from it’s flock of plastic decoys.
Crows do get hit arduous with West Nile round right here and maybe this one was contaminated, it was positive performing bizarre. Though I let it fly seeing it as a type of a kindred corpsman, in hindsight I’ll have been higher off capturing it and burying it in case it was contaminated.