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The Truth About Hawks

By Kevin565 · Feb 4, 2012 · ·
  1. Kevin565
    Hawks are often given bad reputations as ruthless killers. This could not be farther from the truth.


    • Often mate for life
    • Lay Relatively Small Hatches
    • If they can not catch their meal easily they will usually move on.

    Laws Regarding Hawks:

    • It is illegal to kill any Bird of prey Species because they are protected under the Migratory Bird Act

    It is illegal to disturb Hawks. This includes:

    • Throwing Rocks
    • Shooting at them
    • Stealing Eggs
    • Shooting Paintballs
    • Shooting Bottle Rockets
    • Setting off any firework nears them
    • Using Flare Guns
    • Shaking eggs to prevent Hatching

    What can I do about Hawks?

    Your tactics have to be defense not offense. You must remember these are deterrents and not guaranteed solutions.

    Common used hawk deterrents:
    • Hanging Old Cd's through out the run
    • Attracting Crows with Bird feeders
    • Scarecrows
    • Running fishing line through out your yard
    • Owl Statue
    • Livestock Dogs
    • Geese

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  1. tnchickenut
    Yes, thank you... killing everything around you that can eat your animals isn't the answer. I have hawk visitors everyday and haven't lost a bird to one in a year. Even when I do, it's my fault for one reason or another and it is always a bantam. It's sad, but I shrug it off to nature doing what comes naturally. No need for a wildlife war in your backyard.
  2. Kevin565
    Thanks OwlLover.
  3. OwlLover
    Agreed; this is a good article.

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