Finn 209, I found the law on grackles check this

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  1. Carl

    Carl 12 pointer

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    Go to www.gpoaccess.gov in executive resources section go to CFR/code of federal regulations, then browse/searchfor grackles, go to no.7, read title 50, part 21, sec 21.43

    The way I read this you can shoot crows, magpie , yellow-headed red- winged, rusty, and Brewer's blackbirds, cowbirds,and all grackles, (without a permit) if they are found committing or about to commit depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated in such numbers and manner as to constitute a health hazard or other nuisance.

    I appreciate your input on this,
    Carl Miller
     
  2. Finn209

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    Thanks Carl,

    If folks are having damage or problems from them, I refer them to -

    The USDA - Wildlife Services number is: 502-582-5536. The best person to contact is Keith Stucker. They have several techs throughout the state, but calling the centralized Louisville office is your best bet.


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  3. Valley Station

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    Finn,
    It's getting a little complicated , but, according to Ky statutes, isn't it illegal to shoot anything but crow, english sparrow , starlings or game birds.
    Can we legally shoot a grackle in Ky to prevent garden sweet corn
    damage?? Can I shoot song bird for "leaving" big white paint eatin' spot on hood of my ol' truck??[:)]
    Been hearin a bunch of people talking about , wanting to shoot a "red bird" just here lately.[:I][:)]
     
  4. 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 Valley Station</i>
    <br />Finn,
    It's getting a little complicated , but, according to Ky statutes, isn't it illegal to shoot anything but crow, english sparrow , starlings or game birds.
    Can we legally shoot a grackle in Ky to prevent garden sweet corn
    damage?? Can I shoot song bird for "leaving" big white paint eatin' spot on hood of my ol' truck??[:)]
    Been hearin a bunch of people talking about , wanting to shoot a "red bird" just here lately.[:I][:)]
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    VS,

    Yes, according to Ky statutes you can only shoot Starlings & English Sparrows. You can also shoot game birds and crows when their season is open.

    According to the site that Carl found you may be able to shoot grackles and a few other (black bird type) species without a permit when they're causing you damage or posing a health risk to you. Although in paragraph C of that section, it still mentioned that a state permit of some type may or may not be needed.

    I'd still suggest calling the USDA contact number in my post above if they are causing damage or posing a health risk.



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