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Old 06-24-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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There's this large hawk (possibly a red-tailed hawk) that likes to hunt other birds (doves, cardinals, and robins in particular). I've seen him tearing about his prey numerous times, and not once was the prey a rodent. Just this morning he quite violently slammed his prey (a dove) into the side of the house, leaving behind a splattering of blood. To make a long story short, I have grown to hate this hawk and I want to kill it.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:12 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:13 PM   #3
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:14 PM   #4
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why in the world would you want to kill a hawk? its just trying to survive. leave it alone and karma will be good to you.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:15 PM   #6
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When I see him again, I'll take a pic.

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Old 06-24-2008, 02:18 PM   #7
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it's definitely a red-tail
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:19 PM   #8
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If you kill it, I will kill you.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:20 PM   #9
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The only birds that you can legally kill without a permit in IL that I can remember are sparrows, starlings, and *I think* pigeons.

Every other sort of game bird (Turkey, doves, quail, pheasant, duck, geese) require specific permits or particular seasons.

There are no seasons on birds of prey.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:20 PM   #10
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pellet gun = win
sniper rifle > pellet gun
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:21 PM   #11
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Default Is it illegal to shoot a hawk (the bird) in the state of Illinois?

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There's this large hawk (possibly a red-tailed hawk) that likes to hunt other birds (doves, cardinals, and robins in particular). I've seen him tearing about his prey numerous times, and not once was the prey a rodent. Just this morning he quite violently slammed his prey (a dove) into the side of the house, leaving behind a splattering of blood. To make a long story short, I have grown to hate this hawk and I want to kill it.
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Why cuz he kills birds instead of rodants?

I wish we had a hawk like that in LA that would eat pidgeons and seagulls.

Dayam, there the rats of the city here.


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Old 06-24-2008, 02:22 PM   #12
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The only birds that you can legally kill without a permit in IL that I can remember are sparrows, starlings, and *I think* pigeons.

Every other sort of game bird (Turkey, doves, quail, pheasant, duck, geese) require specific permits or particular seasons.

There are no seasons on birds of prey.
Do you know the penalty?
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:23 PM   #13
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and then I'll come back from the dead and rape you

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Old 06-24-2008, 02:24 PM   #14
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pellet gun = win
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not going to jail >>>> sniper rifle
I didn't imply killing the hawk with the rifle. I meant it's just better than a pellet gun

And, yes, killing hawks is probably illegal (probably the same way any semi-endangered species is). Don't do it.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:25 PM   #15
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Hawks are way cooler than any stupid robin or dove.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:26 PM   #16
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You should capture it and train it.

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Old 06-24-2008, 02:27 PM   #17
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Just say the hawk flew into your bullet, not that you shot it.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:29 PM   #18
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You should capture it and train it.
That has about a zero-percent chance of working.

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You should capture it and train it.
That has about a zero-percent chance of working.
Be creative.
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The only birds that you can legally kill without a permit in IL that I can remember are sparrows, starlings, and *I think* pigeons.

Every other sort of game bird (Turkey, doves, quail, pheasant, duck, geese) require specific permits or particular seasons.

There are no seasons on birds of prey.
Do you know the penalty?
From the Illinois State US Fish and Wildlife Service:

Violation of any provision of this Act is a Class A misdemeanor ([520
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:36 PM   #21
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Just say the hawk flew into your bullet, not that you shot it.
Reminds me of Jimbo and Ned from South Park.

Jimbo: "Oh no, that deer is coming right at us!"
*Deer is gently eating something far away*
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That hawk helps the environment in more ways than any dove or robin will.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:41 PM   #23
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it's definitely a red-tail
My mom has a pair of red-tails that hunt in her yard all the time. She admires them though, has no desire to kill them.

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man, why would you want to kill such a good bird. Oh Noes, its killing the crap birds around your house, thats terrible.

Hawks are one of the best birds around, it makes me sad that anyone would want to kill such an awesome bird. (We have several hawks around where I live)
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I would personally like to have on around my house.
Tiny little birds shit all over the place including the car. Having one or two of these around will definitely get rid of that issue.
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