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decoying starlings

Postby hammy » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:35 pm

hey i'm very new to this forum, as you guys can see I'm a very avid hunter since I scout and decoy starlings in the offseason.Everyone I've talked to says decoys don't work for starlings, but I've found it quite successful.I was wondering if anyone out there has shot them for practice, and for conservation purposes. Please all comments on starling hunting are welcome, thanks Mitch.
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Re: decoying starlings

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:37 pm

I'll be completely honest...I've never heard of hunting starling.

Do you eat them?
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Re: decoying starlings

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:38 pm

And :welcome:
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Re: decoying starlings

Postby AKPirate » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:54 pm

Very new... :lol: :welcome:
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Re: decoying starlings

Postby Redbeard » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:07 pm

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Re: decoying starlings

Postby 3legged_lab » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:23 pm

Redbeard wrote:Welcome!

Lol. Look red, its hammy.
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Re: decoying starlings

Postby AKPirate » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:25 pm

3legged_lab wrote:
Redbeard wrote:Welcome!

Lol. Look red, its hammy.


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Re: decoying starlings

Postby Redbeard » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:00 pm

3legged_lab wrote:
Redbeard wrote:Welcome!

Lol. Look red, its hammy.
and to think. I didn't believe in reincarnation.


Hammy...sorry bud I've never heard of devoting starlings
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Re: decoying starlings

Postby RonE » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:01 pm

Hammy, welcome to WFF

I have shot starlings and found that if you can find a group of them feeding on the ground and shoot them on the ground, you won't kill all of them, some you will miss and they will fly off, some you will only wound and they will hop around and flop around and give you some time to reload while the flock mills around the wounded birds, this is when you can kill the **** out of them. Use 7 1/2 or 8 size shot. Try not to spill your beer from laughing so hard when you successfully kill your first 100 plus with only 4 shots. In a sense you are using wounded birds to decoy the flock and it works really well.
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Re: decoying starlings

Postby RonE » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:03 pm

Feelin' Fowl wrote:I'll be completely honest...I've never heard of hunting starling.

Do you eat them?


Think back: Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
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Re: decoying starlings

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:05 pm

RonE wrote:
Feelin' Fowl wrote:I'll be completely honest...I've never heard of hunting starling.

Do you eat them?


Think back: Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.


I wasn't around to help write that one. It must have slipped my mind :grin:
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Re: decoying starlings

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:05 am

Welcome!

And yes, I shoot them for practice - as often as I can. Never used decoys though.
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Re: decoying starlings

Postby hammy » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:00 pm

would it be illegal to tie and couple starlings to fishing line on a stake for decoys.
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Re: decoying starlings

Postby RonE » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:55 pm

hammy wrote:would it be illegal to tie and couple starlings to fishing line on a stake for decoys.


Sounds like a fun plan to me.........Then if you shoot your decoys, it won't matter.
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Re: decoying starlings

Postby NuffDaddy » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:57 pm

I don't think any CO is going to get on you for using live decoys for starlings.
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