This week one of my 4H members lost a domesticated male mallard duck. Just a carcass, no predator. The next morning he found an exhibition Buff Duck hen. He interrupted the hawk's breakfast! We contacted the USFWS. They referred us to the USDA/Wildlife Services. Seems you must first prove to the USDA/WS that you have a problem and then request a permit. The USDA/WS provides the application, but USFWS receives the application....with the $100 application fee. A netting covering the area is nor practical or affordable for the 4H member. Does anyone have any ideas on how to deter this hawk? Suggestions so far are: Netting flags whirli-birds, windmills etc Please post your suggestions! We really do not want to get a deprivation permit that would kill this hawk or relocate him to your backyard. Note: If you kill a hawk, eagle etc without a permit, it is a more than a $10,000 fine! thus the title: Kill a hawk! Win a $10,000+ fine!