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Is it illegal to kill a cooper's hawk?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BOs and Silkie, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. BOs and Silkie

    BOs and Silkie Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  2. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    chigger bait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. golden reeves

    golden reeves Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't see a thing
     
  6. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe there's another way... Can you put up a fake owl or hawk? Can you make your coop better?
     
  7. mrs b. bates farm

    mrs b. bates farm Out Of The Brooder

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    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..
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    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.
     
  9. John J

    John J New Egg

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    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 .
    Cell # 551 497 1534
     

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