As a kid we were allowed to hunt and use this field and property beside of my house. No deer hunting then but I hunted most of small game especially squirrels. There was one particular route that I was leery of taking when walking back home at dusky dark because a big owl would swoop at me. Knocked my hat off once, another time he about had me and I hit him with my gun barrel. Not sure if it had a nest and viewed me as a threat or what? Two years ago I was squirrel hunting and shot one out of a tree and before I had time to pick it up a red tailed hawk came out of no where and nabbed him!