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Old 06-26-2016, 03:52 PM   #1
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Almost pulled the pistol the other day

I was up cutting firewood in a spot were I've seen a lot of raptor activity. Flying along the road was a hawk/eagle and I got concerned as the new little dog was out and about. She's about the size of a large rabbit. The hawk/eagle started circling over head. Maybe 5 or 6 fly overs. I know that the raptor was eyeing the puppy. Luckily nothing happened, but the predator was weighing the odds in getting a tasty meal, or getting shot. Not that I could hit a fast diving bird with a Sig P220, but I'd do my best 8 times in a row.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:08 PM   #2
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Even if you missed you probably would have scared tweety bird off. I have a Sig P220R like it very much.I installed a SRT on it.
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Glad you didn't have to "pull" on the bird...but know how you feel. I have seen eagles in my area and most everything on 4 small legs and any birds in flight will disappear pretty quickly. The biggest problem we have in my part of Tennessee with respect to birds include the Buzzard. My neighbor raises cattle and has lost several newly born calve's to those birds. They will get into a group and wait for the calf to be born and then....(I don't think I need to be more graphic). The buzzard is a protected specie here, but tell my neighbor!
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I'm glad the bird left on its own accord. Lots of eagles around here and the bald eagles are amazing to see. I did see what all the fuss was about. There's a large deer in a ravine being eaten by all these birds. Quite a feast.
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Aren't Eagles protected everywhere?
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Aren't Eagles protected everywhere?
Dan, off the top of my head I believe all raptors are federally protected birds.
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Dan, off the top of my head I believe all raptors are federally protected birds.
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:24 PM   #9
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Aren't Eagles protected everywhere?
My self defense overrides all endangered protected animals. I can shoot a talking two headed flying orange donkey if it charges me.
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My self defense overrides all endangered protected animals. I can shoot a talking two headed flying orange donkey if it charges me.
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