I’ve been reading a lot from crow hunting guys talking about camouflaging every inch of yourself and the proper “hide” is must in order to crow hunt. I agree but not nearly to the extreme they are saying. I do wear camo top, bottom and gloves but pass when it comes to a face mask or face paint. I don’t have a blind cloth as of now but building one or have those brushpiles “hides” with 10 x-mas trees piled up. I just pick a good size tree and stand behind or like tonight in front of to break up my silhouette. In fact, if you saw where I was tonight you would not believe the crows over me or how I even got them close enough to shot at. For me, my set up depends on where I think the majority of the crows will be coming from and what gives me the best chances of watching them come in.
Now maybe if I took the advice to cover every inch myself and build the perfect hide days before hunt I’d kill more crows than what I am I doubt it because the ones I miss has nothing to do with my set up but more with crappy wing shooting skills TC can tell you, there should have been a lot more crows on the ground the day we went because I was missing some very very easy “chip” shots.
So what your thoughts on the importance of camouflaging head to toe and building the perfect hides?
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Camoing sure dont hurt!...I usually wear gloves and a face mask and wear camo or toss on my ghillie poncho...if you wear a ballcap just look down until they come in..hides your face...the more they get shot at the smarter they get. I dont usually build blinds.
The best blind is if you have a tractor or manure wagon or farm equipment out in a field and use that for cover, they're used to it and come zinging right in. Hay bales work great too.
I bet a Ford pick-up would be good too! The crows are probably use to seeing them sitting around broken down and rusting Just a poke from a Chevy guy people. Don't get too up set ;D
You know NG I was talking with masshntr about this and he made a very good point. Maybe the cover every inch with camo or perfect “hides” is needed once I start hitting some of these spot more than once.
If you look at the photo of this morning hunt that I added commentary too, you’ll see where I set up. The briars you see in front of the tree were nowhere near me. I was totally out there using just that one tree, no gloves and no face mask. I believe they see great but probably pick out movement even better. I think the key to setting up like I do is not moving and knowing when to move.
I have shot alot of crows standing behind my rig...I put the caller out...put in the turkey choke and go to #6 shot!...Ive shot many with the caller sitting on the hood or cab ")..the smarter they get, the higher they stay, the tighter the choke and the heavier the shot.