Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Crow Shooting with raptor decoys Video
Raptor decoys are the most common predator decoys on the UK market, they come in a variety of different sizes and species, the most common being eagle owls, peregrines and little owls. These all produce the same effect when used in the right situation. My eagle owl decoy in this video relies on their natural instinct, as crows will still see it as a threat, despite no eagle owls being present in the local area.
There are numerous ways to deploy raptor decoys in the field. Although I have used them in fields, I find they are better when elevated off the ground as they are visible from a greater distance and will naturally sit on fence posts or in trees. A common trick I have used with my owl decoy is to set up on the crows' flightline early in the morning before they have left the roost.