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Old 08-06-2020, 10:14 PM
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Don't hurt the Owl.

I think the government will reimburse you for your chickens. Just call 202.456.1111 and ask for Joe.
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My mom had her dog almost carried off by an owl a few months ago. Luckily she’s a chubby Corgi so she was dropped about 2 feet off of the ground. She had some fairly deep holes in her sides and could barely walk for about a week. Owls around here have carried away chickens and small animals.
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I live fairly remotely, I haven't had problems with owls, just coyotes. There was an owl that hung out on the back side of the property, I used to see him in the top of a big popal early in the mornings. I haven't seen that many rabbits this year now I think about it.
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Thanks for all the great replies. I had to wait two days to get a call back from Game and Inland Fisheries, but the man I spoke with was very willing to talk with me awhile and gave lots of information. Yes, it is illegal to hurt or kill anything in the Raptor class.
But yes, I could fire a weapon to scare it off. It sounded to him as if it was a common barn owl, and suggested a plastic Great Horned Owl to prop up on the fence (barn owls are afraid of them) or a plastic crow (owls hate crows). He named off some of the ideas presented here, as well.
It seems the owl has moved on, for the time being. It has not been back in two days. But I'm not convinced that it isn't coming back. I've taken precautions.
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I love owls. Wish I had one around here. I have Red Tail Hawks. Sorry you lost a chicken, but an Owl is great for keeping rodents away.

When I was little, My grandmother told me you could catch a bird if you put salt on its tail. So I used to try and sneak up on every bird in the back yard and salt their tails. One day an owl was on my swing set. He saw me and I walked up slowly and he didn't fly away. I managed to pet him, and he cooed a bit. For several weeks after, I would see him in the trees as I walked home from school and he would follow me home and usually come down for a nightly petting.
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Arnold says, "owl be back"
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And Guineas. They will wake the dead.
And your guineas would be gone. #1 food for owls. Most guineas roost in the open, trees, many refuse to go in at night.
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My suggestion is to put a leg hold trap on top of a tall pole. Works every time he lights there. You can then turn him over to fish and wildlife or dispose of at will.
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You can then turn him over to fish and wildlife
Now that is funny donít care who you are!
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be sure to video yourself removing that ****ed off owl from that leg hold, please post it on here
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My suggestion is to put a leg hold trap on top of a tall pole. Works every time he lights there. You can then turn him over to fish and wildlife or dispose of at will.
Several years ago a small Cooperís hawk chased a mourning dove into the picture window of our house. Made such a bang sounded like a shotgun blast. Wife called the DNR. Short of threats they told me to dispose of the carcasses immediately.
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And your guineas would be gone. #1 food for owls. Most guineas roost in the open, trees, many refuse to go in at night.
Thatís pretty much what happened to two of the three birds. The third I put down myself to save my sanity.
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Good way to dispose of animal carcasses, toss them out the road, street, or main road. Nobody gives it a second thought that it wasn't roadkill.

Works for me.
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Time to hunt owl.
I find them in trees
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