Redtail Hawks #1 Upland Enemy!! Would like to hear what you all have to say about some thoughts I have. When the DNR protected the hawks back in the early 60's that was more than likely a good thing back then. Now 40 years later the Redtails are in over abundance. They have no preditor, they are the preditor! It is sad to see Redtails kill clutches of wild born chicks (the parents were birds that were turned lose the previous year). Take a short drive, the redtail hawks are everywhere! Here in NE Indiana and NW Ohio the upland game has dimished over the last 40 years. Farming, chemicals and weather have all been blamed. Now that there are alot of no-till farmland, I believe that redtails are now the #1 reason for deminishing upland game. The redtails should be controlled in someway. I developed my love for nature and being a sportsman, hunting upland game, with my father and grandfather. Now a days there is not enough upland game to spark the full interest in future young sportmen and women. In return , the anti-gun and PETA organizations are winning a SILENT BATTLE that no one is noticing. I for one, think it is time to stand up and stop this! The future of guns and hunting are slowly but surely coming to an end. The redtail hawk seem to be there efficient tool.