Can I shoot the crows outside my window?

Legally, with a gun? Probably not because I live in the middle of the city, but suppose I lived in East Bumblefuck Nowheresville, and the likelihood of my bullet hitting another person or damaging property was essentially nil. Then could I shoot the damn crows? Assuming I had proper licensing and permits, if crows were outside of my window going, “CAW! CAW! CAW!” at five in the goddamn morning, and blanketing everything in shit (sometimes I think I don’t drive a car, so much as I drive a giant pile of bird shit with wheels), could I grab my gun and shoot them all dead?

Well since I’m up, I may as well make breakfast. But seriously, if I can kill these lousy birds, let me know, 'cause I really want them to die.

You can hunt and kill crows in some places especially on your own property. I am sure if this will make you feel better but watch the short video below. It is a feel good story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMSdJfPtfcE

Be careful when you mess with crows though, they are smart and are perfectly capable of planning a mass counterattack.

Darn …

I thought it was Can I Shoot the Crowds Outside My Window

That would be a neat Sunday morning read.

Ah, listening to that video made me feel like I was back in bed, before the sun comes out, trying to get some shut eye, and then CAW CAW CAW EFFING CAW! Watching the video made me smile just a little bit.

I’d like to have at those, too. Damn Vikings games.

My mother used to use a wrist-rocket and beans to shoot at the crows. She was a crack shot and she’d ping them with the bean. They got the message fast enough, but the next year all over the garden we had beans growing :slight_smile:

And they didn’t turn around and attack her? Good for her, then. Show those stupid birds what’s what, and get some beans in the garden. Seriously now, are crows the loudest bird in the universe, or just the most annoying?

Make sure you count them first. :smiley:

I always thought peach faced conures were the loudest and most annoying, until i was working nights and a freaking woodpecker decided the wall of the house outside the bedroom was a great place to look for bugs.
:smack:

Weren’t the crows in the big tree, and the ineffective attempts of the men in the family to get rid of them, one of the running gags in Steel Magnolias? You might want to watch that movie.

Crows are bad, I’ll give you that, but you don’t want magpies and squirrels feuding outside your bedroom window, either. Magpies are smart and loud, and squirrels are mean and loud, and they don’t seem to like each other much.

“The crows seemed to be calling his name, thought Caw.”
- Jack Handy

Man, if I had my camera or my phone with me when I went out just now, I would have taken a picture of the cars on my street that are all covered in crow shit. Now I’m already inside, and am too lazy to go back out, so I tried to take a picture from where I am. It’s kind of hard to get a clear picture through a screen using a crappy camera, so we’ll have to work with my blurry photos here, but what the hell? All that white crap you see everywhere is literally crap. That’s snow on the wind shield, but everything else is crow shit! All the white dots on the sidewalk are crow shit. It is inescapable! I wouldn’t mind the poop everywhere so much if they would just shut the hell up in the middle of the night.

In PA as long as you do not violate your neighbor’s safety zone (you and the crow are on your property and 150 yards from anyone else’s dwelling) you are fine. Although there is a fine point ------ you have to be outside your house when you shoot unless they have changed that lately. I had a relative bag a deer from his kitchen window, resting across the sink, and he caught some sort of official “no no” from the game warden over it.

Holy shit! After seeing that pic, if I lived where you did, gun laws be damned! I’d be out there with grenades, a machine gun, and napalm.

The average conure has the average crow all beat to hell on volume. Trust me, I’ve owned two conures. They are LOUD.

Now the crows we had were too busy dive bombing the cats. But then again, all the birds use to dive bomb the cats in our neighborhood. On more than one occasion I had to rescue Mitzi the neighbor cat from the Blue Jays, but then in the Blue Jay’s defence, Mitzi was actually the kind of cat who could kill a bird. :slight_smile:

Gods, seriously! Imagine the number of birds there would have to be to produce that much shit. Now imagine them all CAWing at once when you’re trying to sleep! I’m gonna murder me a murder, I say!

All right, but the sheer number of crows outside my window is so large, that the noise is a sonofabitch.

Man, birds are assholes.

Gods, seriously! Imagine the number of birds there would have to be to produce that much shit. Now imagine them all CAWing at once when you’re trying to sleep! I’m gonna murder me a murder, I say!

All right, but the sheer number of crows outside my window is so large, that the noise is a sonofabitch.

Man, birds are assholes.

Oye. Untill I saw the picture I thought you where being a bit over the top.

Not no more. I’m thinkng a .38 with snake shot.

And a garbage bag.

Ask the police if they are legally defined as “vermin” in your area. If so, you can do anything you want to them.