Big Hawk after my Lovebirds

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Deacon_Man, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Deacon_Man

    Deacon_Man Active Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Weatherford Texas
    Guys & Gals,
    I raise Lovebirds, I have (36) in my patio avery. I now have a very large hawk trying to get at them. I also feed all the wild birds in my backyard feeder. The hawk kills the wild birds and eats them. He just won't go away. I need to get rid of this hawk. I'm thinking maybe shoot him with .22 shot shell, not to kill him but scare him away, what do you think would be the best way to get rid of a persistant killer hawk? Where can I find .22 shot shells in North Texas?
  2. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    I have a pair of Redtail Hawks and a Chicken Hawk
    that are pests like you have.....
    I sneak up when I can, under the tree, and surprise them
    but it only works for a month or so, then they return.
    I don't want to kill them, but I have had the thought......

  3. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Upper Yukon, Alaska
    Back East, I had this redtail that would end up on the high roost bar in my chicken coop. The hens would all be sitting in their boxes, nervous as one can imagine. The redtail couldn't figure out how to get them outta their layin boxes, ha ha. I'd walk in and hawk would swoop right past my face, a couple times I felt his feathers. I finally waited and shot him. Owls were trouble too.

    Here in Alaska, we have had eagles try to steal 7 week pups from inside kennel fence. Had these Harrior Hawks kill just about everything around here. Even tried flying away with one of our cats, cat got the best of hawk actually and came back with deep hole in his back.

    We shoot everything that comes around the house. I think the bounty on hawks needs to be brought back, and fish eaters too.

    People around here hang a few dead ravens upside down around their doglots, ravens don't even think about visiting.
  4. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    As I do try my best to leave nature to itself,
    occasionally we have to balance it in our
    personal surroundings.....right or wrong.
    We also have developed a bobcat problem
    that has demanded my attention, and the
    coyote saga has been remedied.
  5. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    You can find the .22 Snake shot at Wal Mart, CCI makes it. If you live in a home where you can not shoot a gun because of neighbors, call your local Animal Control for advice. The Shot Shells for .22 won't kill the hawk, probably won't even scare him much.
  6. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    You can also try Colibri's
  7. Ledslnger

    Ledslnger New Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    I might try a bunch of BBs in the pouch of a slingshot and give it to them if it were me.
  8. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Nerf gun, or paint ball gun.
  9. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    Give it one scare and then kill it. If he thinks it is easy food, you may scare him off, but his belly will get the better of him.
  10. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    my father raises birds. A .22lr will work just fine but why not kill the the big bird? hollow point .22lr CCI
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  11. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Maybe because it's against Federal law to harm a raptor?

    Killin' it is a fine idea. Just don't get caught.
  12. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    if you have a paintball gun.. that gets my vote...

    i have netting over my chicken coops due to a hawk intrustion a couple times..
  13. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    Ive killed plenty of chicken hawk. Its funny the way they walk when they fly to the ground because of their claws on their feet :D
  14. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    mountains of wv.
    12 ga.
    plain and simple
  15. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    It's funny. Boy's Life magazine. The official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. Can't see this happening today. Can't even see 'em advertising guns, today, let alone this ad.

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