I know about the fines and all,but never thought it was followed through on. It is all heresay but I was talking to my neighbor about hawks,and how I don't know what I would do to the hawk if I came up on it killing my hens.He then mentioned that a neighbor down the road was fined 5k for killing a hawk. Someone reported him for killing the hawk. So I am thinking to myself that 5 k is better spent by me on building a strong run than paying to the government for the death of one bird.I am in a fish bowl with several neighboring properties/windows looking in on me,so I could get reported too. I really did not think this was one of those laws that was enforced.Maybe the neighbor was lying,but I wonder since I have never talked to him before. I am going to take the neighbor some eggs soon for coming over and replacing my water tank after it flooded the house.If the moment is right I will ask more details about the fined neighbor,so I can go talk to them. Who do people report you to any? The police or your state wildlife agency? Anyway I just thought I would post about it,because like I said I really did not think this law was enforced.It just seemed crazy that anyone could get fined that muuch for killing a bird,but I guess they do get fined.