30 might be a little extreme, but I don't disagree with his logic. They've been protected long enough. You can't pass a fence post around here without one sitting on it. You also can't let your chickens out of the coop without one being snatched up.
....and hunters wonder why their privileges are continuously under attack.They are special.....they are protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act....If they are making a living running a game bird farm I figure that their losses are probably covered in the costs that they charge the "sports". If there are raptors sitting on every post I am betting that there may be an abundance of prey for the predators....maybe mice, moles, serpents of the earth etc. The law is the law obey it or pay the price when you get caught.
That must have been some pretty good stuff. We cleaned out an old farm building once and came across a wagon with dozens of old linen seed corn bags in it. I was surprised after sorting through them that there wasn't a single mouse hole in the bunch. We read the tags and all the seed was treated with DDT.Bring back DDT
My point exactly.... well, my point was more so pointed to the people defending Mr Hawk Killer, but you get the gist.Mike, Sportsman and hunters following the laws don't threaten our hunting privileges.....morons like Mr. $75,000 Hawk Killer are a huge threat and give far more fodder to the anti hunting bunch than legal law abiding hunters ever will.
Yes, they should.... but breaking the law isn't the way to do it. And doing as such does little more then send a message to the anti-hunters that MORE laws are required to hold people responsible for their actions.Ragtime said:Men and Women should be able to protect their own (released fish, rabbits, ducks, frogs, chickens, etc.)
Really,wow...that's greatI'm pretty sure that a bird farm can get a permit to kill hawks if they are preying on the farm birds.
The guy who had the plantation could have went at things differently.
I am pretty sure that raptors were regarded as varmints and could be shot on sight before the raptor protection laws were set in place in the late 60's. Their populations are no longer threatened...IMO it should be easier to get regulated kill permits.