Owl decoy for Crow Hunting – great quality decoys make hunting more effective
The crow has great sight and they tend to become very aggressive when there are predator birds such as owls or eagles nearby. Predator birds have the same favourite dishes on the menu as the crows, and therefore they must be driven away!
This owl decoy is visible in the terrain with a height of 60 cm, and it has just the right angry expression in its eyes.
Experience shows that it is especially the owl’s eyes and the white chin that excite the crows to attack.
The decoy owl is made of a weather-resistant plastic material and painted to enhance fine details. You can potentially make this even more detailed by glueing feathers from ducks or a little bit of fur from a rabbit or hare on the decoy.
The decoy owl has movable wings to complete the lifelike look.
You can use this decoy to scare seagulls and pigeons away from areas where they are not wanted.
Hunting crows is best when they move from the sleeping areas to the mating areas. This is after sunrise and again before sunset when they move back to their sleeping places.
The morning migration can last several hours, while the evening migration is more concentrated. If there is enough food in the area, the hunt can last all day.
As mentioned, crows look very good, so a well-prepared hide is necessary to get them into safe shooting range. Most crow hunters use a removable hide that is camouflaged. This can be with a net or the vegetation from the area.
The most important thing is that the blind blends in with the surroundings and is made well in advance of the hunt.
Place your decoy owl some distance from the blind – but no further than you can shoot – preferably on top of a discontinued tree or hedge and preferably visible from a long distance.
Put decoy crows in a nearby tree and, if necessary, place a dead crow with torn feathers on the ground to increase the lure effect.
Use a good crow game call to lure past-flying crows.