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Is it legal to shoot these buggers? I have them in my yard and i want to go out and take them out but i just want to make sure it is legal first.
Thanks :sniper:
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I believe it is.Send muzzy a pm.He should be able to answer your questions.
i shoot them in my back yard and i live in town and had no trouble with it
i use a pellet gun
I talked to muzzy and he said that you can't shoot them unless they cause damage your crops of property and then the owner of the land can take action . but if they are just there and not causing problems then it is illegal. looks like there is no more :sniper: these birds. He said they are classified as song birds
thanks guys
I assume you are talking about Grackles? Yeah they are annoying..... :eyeroll:
I believe blackbirds are protected under federal but not state law. If they are in the act of or about to cause depredation you can then get rid of them. I don't know about you but I have never seen a blackbird that wasn't about to commit the dastardly act of depredation. :D
But as I said, I think it is a federal law so you may want to check it out further (local warden).
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