Is it illegal to shoot a hawk (the bird) in the state of Illinois?

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  1. Random Variable

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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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    :camera:'s?
     
  3. ric1287

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    pellet gun = win
     
  4. RESmonkey

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    sniper rifle > pellet gun
     
  5. burntfish

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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.
     
  6. Random Variable

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    When I see him again, I'll take a pic.

     
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    If you kill it, I will kill you.
     
  9. vi edit

    vi edit Elite Member <br> Super Moderator
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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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    not going to jail >>>> sniper rifle
     
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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.


    Seriously, its all part of the great circle of life.
    You break the circle, its flat and it ends.
     
  12. Random Variable

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    Do you know the penalty?
     
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    and then I'll come back from the dead and rape you

     
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    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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    Hawks are way cooler than any stupid robin or dove.
     
  16. isekii

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    You should capture it and train it.

     
  17. Crusty

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    Just say the hawk flew into your bullet, not that you shot it.
     
  18. Random Variable

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    That has about a zero-percent chance of working.

     
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    Be creative.
     
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    From the Illinois State US Fish and Wildlife Service:

    Violation of any provision of this Act is a Class A misdemeanor ([520
     
  21. RESmonkey

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    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*
    Ned: FIRE! *fires RPG*

     
  22. jtvang125

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    That hawk helps the environment in more ways than any dove or robin will.
     
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    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.

    It's free entertainment.
     
  24. Cogman

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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)
     
  25. isekii

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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.