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Following the instructions above I bought 2 sheets of proplex from wicks, £2.50 each. Drew a silhouette of a crow on cardboard, drew round it on the proplex and cut out 24 silhouettes with kitchen scissors. Glued them together in pairs to make 4mm and at the same time glued in some old thin metal tent pegs.

Tried them this morning, very quick and easy to set up and carry. 

Crows came in fast, dropped 4 in 4 shots the last 2 as a pair then it went quiet. A few more came over but hovered above shooting height or flared off about 100 yards. Altered the pattern slightly and added 3 picked to it. Shot 2 more then it went absolutely dead for above an hour so came home. 12 shots fired, 6 crows down, 5 picked.

Thank you very much for the advice above, they obviously work as the crows on my perm are very wary. 6 birds in a short session is above average. 

May go back tomorrow as I clipped some wings to try. I've sewn them at the peak and attached wire to spread them.

 

 

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Looking into my hide when setting up

 

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2 hours ago, steve_b_wales said:

I'm glad that they have worked, although I didn't have any doubt. They've never failed for me. 

They'll now become my standard carry for crows and methinks I'll make the same number again but a slightly different silhouette 

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38 minutes ago, Centrepin said:

They'll now become my standard carry for crows and methinks I'll make the same number again but a slightly different silhouette 

👍

There's plenty of websites that you can get ideas etc off, including this: https://www.shutterstock.com/search/crow+silhouette

I usually cut the shape out, scan it and enlarge it. They work especially well with Jackdaws.

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Hi I Centrepin it’s good to try something different. I still use goose silhouettes my friend made for me over thirty years ago. He used plywood and the neck swivels with a bolt and wing nuts. He made hard wood pegs but they were heavier than the decoys. I use bamboo canes now. I show a photo of them when I used them last month still going strong. And a photo of the pigeon decoys 

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1 hour ago, Gas seal said:

Hi I Centrepin it’s good to try something different. I still use goose silhouettes my friend made for me over thirty years ago. He used plywood and the neck swivels with a bolt and wing nuts. He made hard wood pegs but they were heavier than the decoys. I use bamboo canes now. I show a photo of them when I used them last month still going strong. And a photo of the pigeon decoys 

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Looks good,  especiallythe geese 

I've done that with 3 crows (6 wings) to try next time out. 

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