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Is it illegal to kill a cooper's hawk?

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I have a cooper's hawk trying to get to my chickens.  Is it illegal to kill it. I know its illegal to kill red tails

post #2 of 15

Yes.

 

http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/birds_of_prey_nca/links/raptor_possession.print.html

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post #3 of 15

yes and no.  if you kill it to kill or brag about it yes. but you can get a permit form the goverment to kill it if you can convince them that the bird is harrassing you livestock. the illegal shot shovel shut up is the easy way out but if you brag and the feds find out its 15K dollars and 5 years in jail. which is a felony


Edited by Mike Winters - 1/28/12 at 8:18am
post #4 of 15

  It's the same as with all laws, only if caught.

post #5 of 15

Just remember that in many states and commonwealths, game wardens do not need a warrent to search your property or vehical.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_warden

 

Any ill gotten game should not be disposed of on your own property.

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post #6 of 15

I didn't see a thing

post #7 of 15
Maybe there's another way... Can you put up a fake owl or hawk? Can you make your coop better?

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-Magical Avian Emperor Mr. Lord King Sir

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post #8 of 15
i have 6 of them hunting mine, they got three,so i have to keep them in the run and i took hunters orange tape and strung it across each other over my run. it keeps the hawks out because their wing span is to large.. i havent had one come up dead since..,good luck with your hawk problem..
wife to the old man,mama to a 14yr old,a yorkie,a bull dog,a trantula,a goat,2 barred rocks,2 buff orphingtons,2 red stars,a black star,4 black astrolorps,2 arrucanas,3 white rocks,4 white leghorns, 8 mixed chicks,and 25 eggs in the incubator.hatch date dec 28- jan 3
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wife to the old man,mama to a 14yr old,a yorkie,a bull dog,a trantula,a goat,2 barred rocks,2 buff orphingtons,2 red stars,a black star,4 black astrolorps,2 arrucanas,3 white rocks,4 white leghorns, 8 mixed chicks,and 25 eggs in the incubator.hatch date dec 28- jan 3
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post #9 of 15

Yes it is illegial.

 

If you are uncertain when you are really dealing with a persisent hawk, you can call the game warden and see what they recommend you to do in short of killing the pesty hawk.

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post #10 of 15

Hi

I am a falconer I train hawks to hunt with. I am presently looking for a coopers hawk. I would gladly catch your problem hawk and others if helpful. I live in  NJ . 

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