My 5 acres is heavily wooded. All my birds are standards and my main roo is a big BR. Yesterday they were free ranging and my wife called to me that there was a hawk sitting on a limb in the backyard. I clapped my hands, shouted and he just sat there. So I went inside and got the 22 pistol and............NO< I DIDNT SHOOT HIM! I got the pistol and shot the tree he was in. He flew to another tree and I shot it. He flew away then. I know I can expect him to come back. I hope he doesnt want to try taking a standard size bird. I will keep shooting the trees he sits in to try and discourage him.