Finn 209 and GW 810 In your opinion ...

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  1. Carl

    Carl 12 pointer

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    Is it legal to shoot grackles. I have looked through the laws and I am still unsure of the legality. Lots of people have been shooting them along with starlings for years. Until recently I thought starlings and grackles were the same. They fly together.
    Thanks,
    Carl
     
  2. Finn209

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    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Carl</i>
    <br />Is it legal to shoot grackles. I have looked through the laws and I am still unsure of the legality. Lots of people have been shooting them along with starlings for years. Until recently I thought starlings and grackles were the same. They fly together.
    Thanks,
    Carl
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    Carl,
    Grackles are federally protected. I realize there are millions of them and that they fly with Starlings which are not protected. I also realize at times because of problems that roosts are sprayed and many of them are killed legally because of a permit for doing that. But the only two wild birds that can legally be shot are the Starlings and English Sparrows. Except for the other birds which have a season listed for them (like Crows). This is a federal regulation that KDFWR doesn't have control over. At least this is the way that it has been explained to me. Hope this helps.



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