Grackle Whacker Is Back

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Grackle Whacker Is Back

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Post by doc540 » Mon May 23, 2011 7:16 pm

Insurgent birds have re-infiltrated my neighborhood, killing local songbirds and generally trying to reassert their authority in my province.

The tacticool, 1956 Crosman .22 pellet rifle with high tech optics is wreaking a terrible wrath on their heads. Notice the stock extension designed to absorb the punishing recoil.

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Post by RECIT » Mon May 23, 2011 7:17 pm

Get er done :fire
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Post by sookandy » Mon May 23, 2011 7:36 pm

Keep whacking them. Dang things are horrible on my trucks paint.

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Post by puma guy » Mon May 23, 2011 7:37 pm

doc540 wrote:Insurgent birds have re-infiltrated my neighborhood, killing local songbirds and generally trying to reassert their authority in my province.

The tacticool, 1956 Crosman .22 pellet rifle with high tech optics is wreaking a terrible wrath on their heads. Notice the stock extension designed to absorb the punishing recoil.

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Post by Carry-a-Kimber » Mon May 23, 2011 7:42 pm

Does declairing that one harvested a protected animal in a legal manner protect one from legal action? Just curious, never understood how the grackle thing worked. If I shot some for sport, was pulled over by a GW, and I told him they were eating my apple crop, would I be good to go? I know the burden of proof lies on the accuser.... this is a wierd law.


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Post by doc540 » Mon May 23, 2011 7:48 pm

Carry-a-Kimber wrote:Does declairing that one harvested a protected animal in a legal manner protect one from legal action? Just curious, never understood how the grackle thing worked. If I shot some for sport, was pulled over by a GW, and I told him they were eating my apple crop, would I be good to go? I know the burden of proof lies on the accuser.... this is a wierd law.
I didn't actually shoot those.

They expired near my backyard, and I gave them a proper burial after posing for the picture. :thumbs2:
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Post by Carry-a-Kimber » Mon May 23, 2011 7:54 pm

Good on ya!! :tiphat: But it is still a wacky law. Who ever decided to protect a flying rat?


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Post by doc540 » Mon May 23, 2011 8:08 pm

It would be a bit awkward at the Huntsville dinner table explaining to the boys what you were in for. :oops:
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Post by OldCannon » Mon May 23, 2011 8:11 pm

Carry-a-Kimber wrote:Does declairing that one harvested a protected animal in a legal manner protect one from legal action? Just curious, never understood how the grackle thing worked. If I shot some for sport, was pulled over by a GW, and I told him they were eating my apple crop, would I be good to go? I know the burden of proof lies on the accuser.... this is a wierd law.
Wait? Those cretins are _protected_?!
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Post by pbwalker » Mon May 23, 2011 8:16 pm

lkd wrote:
Carry-a-Kimber wrote:Does declairing that one harvested a protected animal in a legal manner protect one from legal action? Just curious, never understood how the grackle thing worked. If I shot some for sport, was pulled over by a GW, and I told him they were eating my apple crop, would I be good to go? I know the burden of proof lies on the accuser.... this is a wierd law.
Wait? Those cretins are _protected_?!
You bet!

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Post by Sidro » Mon May 23, 2011 8:22 pm

This is from the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

•Unprotected Birds:
◦The only birds not protected by any state or federal law are European starlings, English sparrows, feral rock doves (common pigeon - Columba livia) and Eurasian collared-doves; these species may be killed at any time, their nests or eggs destroyed, and their feathers may be possessed.
◦Yellow-headed, red-winged, rusty, or Brewer's blackbirds and all grackles, cowbirds (does not include cattle egret), crows, or magpies may be controlled without a federal or state depredation permit when found committing or about to commit depredations on ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated in numbers and in a manner that constitutes a health hazard or other nuisance.

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Post by OldCannon » Mon May 23, 2011 8:23 pm

pbwalker wrote:
lkd wrote:
Carry-a-Kimber wrote:Does declairing that one harvested a protected animal in a legal manner protect one from legal action? Just curious, never understood how the grackle thing worked. If I shot some for sport, was pulled over by a GW, and I told him they were eating my apple crop, would I be good to go? I know the burden of proof lies on the accuser.... this is a wierd law.
Wait? Those cretins are _protected_?!
You bet!

Insane but true...
Round 'em up and deliver them to the home of whoever came up with that INSANE idea.
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Post by OldCannon » Mon May 23, 2011 8:24 pm

Sidro wrote:...or when concentrated in numbers and in a manner that constitutes a health hazard or other nuisance.
Oh, well, that pretty much means "Anytime you see a Grackle" then :mrgreen:
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Post by Carry-a-Kimber » Mon May 23, 2011 8:31 pm

lkd wrote:
Sidro wrote:...or when concentrated in numbers and in a manner that constitutes a health hazard or other nuisance.
Oh, well, that pretty much means "Anytime you see a Grackle" then :mrgreen:
This.

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Post by Jasonw560 » Mon May 23, 2011 8:37 pm

Their squaks, even just one, is a nuisance.

As the son of a farmer, every single one shold be eradicated.

And quick, before some PETA hacko finds out and declares them an endangered species.
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