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Is it illegal to shoot a vulture with a b.b. gun?

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Is it illegal to shoot a vulture with a b.b. gun? And did not kill it just a sting.  ( i did not do it i want to know before i act )        hu.gif  because they are getting closer and closer to my house and  my dogs are going crazy.    one is just getting on the chimney and peering down at my dogs to bug them.


Edited by farm girl - 5/15/12 at 1:49pm

I am a farm girl " what can i say, i am ". I have 4 dogs, 16 chicken, 4 bantams, 2 cats, 7 ducks, 9 ducklings, 4 chicks, 2 guinea pigs, 1 fish, and i  hope to get a horse. I horse back ride and play volleyball, do archery! Oh, i forgot i love to do art to. I read many things about chickens, dogs, horses, and any farm animals. I am a expert at animals. Also i race ( horses back ridding )

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I am a farm girl " what can i say, i am ". I have 4 dogs, 16 chicken, 4 bantams, 2 cats, 7 ducks, 9 ducklings, 4 chicks, 2 guinea pigs, 1 fish, and i  hope to get a horse. I horse back ride and play volleyball, do archery! Oh, i forgot i love to do art to. I read many things about chickens, dogs, horses, and any farm animals. I am a expert at animals. Also i race ( horses back ridding )

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IN NY all raprures are protected I dont know if Vultures qualify as that  .. But BB guns are quiet ; ) I just wouldnt post it on your Face book roll.png I Truthfully do not know if the sting would keep them away ..  I am dealing with Hawks and I know they are illigal to shoot where I licve : (

I have about 20 Mature Hens and Roosters Different Breeds (RIR's, EE's, OEGB, Buff Orp.'s)  and approximately 60 Chicks different ages and a large variety adding more constantly (Jersey Giants, Black Australorp, White leghorn, Buff Orps.'s RIR and mixed bred), Three Dogs One Pure Bread Doxie two mixed Breeds, 4 Ducks (2 white Peking, One Muscovy, One mixed breed)2 baby Mallard chicks , 2...

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I have about 20 Mature Hens and Roosters Different Breeds (RIR's, EE's, OEGB, Buff Orp.'s)  and approximately 60 Chicks different ages and a large variety adding more constantly (Jersey Giants, Black Australorp, White leghorn, Buff Orps.'s RIR and mixed bred), Three Dogs One Pure Bread Doxie two mixed Breeds, 4 Ducks (2 white Peking, One Muscovy, One mixed breed)2 baby Mallard chicks , 2...

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Why do you want to shoot a vulture.  As far as I am aware, they wont go after healthy animals. 

 

Riki

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opps, double post


Edited by rikithemonk - 5/15/12 at 1:47pm
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Yes, they are protected. Even crows are protected. But, they are generally harmless unless you have a weak, sick, or dead animal around. If you're in the south or east and have black vultures, they may go after newborn calves and lambs, though. I'm sure your dogs will get used to them in time.

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Killdeers, phoebes and finches (My bird blog)

God bless baby killdeers and ducklings   

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My daughter had a hurt turkey vulture on her farm stinky stinky bird, she fed it deer meat till it got better and it flew away after about 2 weeks, it still comes to the barn now and then to see if she will feed it. It has never attacked her dogs cats or chickens but the hissing noise it makes startles her horses.
She likes having it around it eats the road kill on the road it helps keep the area clean of dead varmints.
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One well placed shot with a BBgun can down a bird, I downed a nasty nasty large breed rooster at 30 yrds with my BBgun after he gave me the stink eye, I just wanted him to stay away from me(had used it on the ravens at 50 + yrds and it just bounces off them)... hit him right in the spine and lights outs..... Any predatory bird is protected so I would be very cautious with shooting at it, even with a BBgun and dont tell no one. Ravens and Crows have special regs(in canada at least) that they are allowed to be shot on private property if they are a nuiscance but vultures are not included in that. I personally love having ours around, they pick up the scraps from the ground squirrels I shoot that she ravens and bald eagles miss. They dont worry me like the bald eagles do, they circle and sun themselfs on our fences but they dont watch the lambs and cats like the baldies do.

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Boothcreek Ranch

proud breeder of LF Leghorns(Black,Partridge/Blue Part, Buff, Silver), LF Black Australorps, LF Ameraucanas(B/B/S, Buff, Silver), Pilgrim Geese, Muscovy Ducks(B/B, Choc), Australian Spotted Ducks, Cortunix Quail(Gold, Wild, Tux, Rosetta- also avail in blue/silver, whites), Ringneck Pheasants, French Red Leg Partridges and Black Shoulder Peafowl. Striving for Exhibition type

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I wouldnt hurt it, they are natures garbage men... Cleaning up dead stuff. They are pretty harmless, although they have a eerie way about them. It is probably using your chimney as a look out, to get a high view over the ground with out flying. You can buy plastic bird spikes that you mount to chimney s, ledges etc.... To keep birds from landing on it. I think that would be a better option and you wouldn't have to be there for it to work.
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My Heart is Broken... I miss you my Sweet Sophie Puff Diva Chicken....
Living and working on a Zoo farm - 300 plus chickens, fancy pigeons, Sebbies geese, turkey, crested ducks, peafowl, ornamental pheasant and ducks, Black swans, Egyptian geese, African Crowned Cranes, Emu, fainting goats, mini zebu, mini horses,mini donkey, alpacas, llamas, horses, 5 Great Pyrenees and a cat.
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