Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:31 PM
But I couldn't get them to come back? Would decoys make a difference in that scenario? Bait?
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:31 PM
Not to jack your thread, but maybe someone could answer this for me. Crows vs Ravens. How do I know what I'm shooting? I feel like most of what I get is Ravens as they're awfully big to be crows. Does the DNR discern between the two or is it just "shoot the big black bird"?
Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:11 PM
Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:45 PM
Good stuff, good question!
Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:03 PM
Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:59 AM
Ravens are federally protected I believe, big trouble!
Yeah I kinda thought so too. But not going to panic about it either.
i found sometimes you can get either a big crow or a small raven, but what gives it away is the calls they make
This is one reason why I won't take blame if I accidently shot a raven, because they can mimic the sound of ANYTHING. I wasted a good half hour one day while hunting grouse because I heard a wild turkey nearby and sat around to see if anything would come of it. Some time later, I saw the raven switch trees and continue gobbling. Clever little SOB, had me going for a while.
Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:24 AM
On an interesting note I watched a lot of documentary on ravens and talked a lot about them when i was in school..and they can even mimic non-biological sounds, and even have the capability of finding food , flying to a roost miles and miles away out of sound range and communicating to others where to find the food, pretty well giving them directions. they did a study where they dropped a roadkill deer , tagged teh ravens that showed up, and then tracked them, they had flown a long way to the roost, far enough it couldnt call others from the deer location, the next day several different ravens from the roost were at the deer at different times of day, so they hadnt followed the others they had to have been somehow ``told`` where to go the night before...also crows and ravens one of the few bitrd species known to make and use tools to get food...look it uo on youtube its pretty crazy how smart they really are i think its under life of birds raven or something similar
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:59 PM
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:37 PM
All birds are protected except the following: Starlings, Crows, Pigeons, House (English) Sparrows, Magpies, Blackbirds, Common Grackles, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Ravens (hunted on private land by residents) and any other birds for which an open season has been declared by the regulations as indicated in the summary.
Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:42 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:14 PM
Easiest way to tell between a crow and raven is when in flight a crows tail feathers will be straight across and a ravens tail feathers have a curve to them.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:02 PM
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:22 PM
I received the following as an answer from DNR on the Crow V.S. Raven discussion:
"Yes, it is illegal to shoot ravens, as they are not listed on any license. If one were to do so he or she would be in violation of Sect. 34(2)(a) of the Fish & Wildlife Act, and if convicted, would receive a fine of $124.50.
Section 34(2)(a) reads as follows:
34(2)(a)Every person commits an offence who hunts wildlife, other than beaver, bobcat, fisher, marten, mink, otter, raccoon or red fox unless authorized by licence issued under this Act or the regulations,
Nine persons have been convicted of this offense in the last three years."
I hope this helps clear things up!
Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:07 PM
As a frequent crow hunter, I'll have to be extra careful.
Thanks for checking this out BB!
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