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  1. Allan

    Allan Elite Refuge Member

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    Perhaps the fines and penalties for shooting theses birds are pretty fair, and the fines and punishment for other crimes against humanity are woefully inadequate...
     
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    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Does that include the Bald Eagle?
     
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    woodiefanatic Elite Refuge Member

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    This
     
  4. FriedPotatoes

    FriedPotatoes Senior Refuge Member

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    Its not like these guys are being put to death or something. Being triggered over someone paying a hefty fine for targeting a highly endangered animal is very snowflakey.
     
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  5. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    considering you have 15 posts in this thread (I shouldn’t have wasted my time counting, but I did) and I have 4, I believe your definition of “triggered” is fairly off base.
     
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    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    I'll bet one thing. There won't be any good ole' boys shooting whooping cranes down there for a long time.

    I remember the good ole' boys up the Susquehanna Flats in the 80s. They thought they owned the birds on the Flats and it was their private playground. Since they were body booting and 1/2 mile from shore they figured no one could approach them by water and they were safe to shoot what they wanted. Guess what? They got greedy and were taking parties out and charging them and the Feds infiltrated the body booting rigs for two years. The result was jail time, hefty fines, loss of hunting privileges. In fact, they still talk about this up there to this day.
     
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    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Considering it isn't endangered, and probably really shouldn't even be in the threatened column, they aren't in the same league as whoopers. The idea bald eagles deserve some special protection because it is our national bird is relatively new. I'm not suggesting we open a season, but their population is strong and growing.
     
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  8. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    No kidding, I remember when I was a kid you never even heard of seeing one now it's almost daily.
     
  9. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    In many places I hunt and fish I see eagles more days than not. Now that they are in good shape, they mean no more to me than the mockingbird (TN state bird).
     
  10. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    i hate mockingbirds. It’s funny when they attack cats tho
     
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