Game bird shooting can be carried out with or without decoys. In any case, the hunter looks for the optimal shooting range in order to maximise their success.
It is a very dynamic, fast-moving type of hunting with lots of shooting. The hunter is camouflaged behind their hide, they must react quickly, which is why the ability to calculate the range is essential.
This sense is not always easy to develop, particularly with crows, which are very distrustful animals. The ideal shooting range for increasing your chance of success is around 15m.
The range can also depend on the weather: if it’s cold, the bullet will be colder and so the estimated range should be different.
Finally, dogs are often present at this type of hunt. So no, a dog will not help you to judge the range, but it will, however, allow you a longer range as it will go and fetch the game.
Carlos, the product manager, tells me: “every shooter should judge the range in order to aim for the maximum level of success while guaranteeing safe conditions for each shot”