This subject came up in another thread and because there is a lot of misinformation, I decided to post the following link... http://www.fws.gov/permits/ This is a form to apply for a permit to kill migratory birds if they are causing loss of personal property (livestock, poultry). Some common misconceptions: 1. It is illegal to kill hawks and owls. If you have a permit it is legal. 2. It is illegal to harass birds of prey. It is not illegal and ou must show that you have tried to harass birds before a permit would be issued. 3. You will go to jail and receive a $10,000 fine if you kill a hawk or owl. It is actually a Class B Misdeamenor and fines can be a small as $50 with no jail time.