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#5940602 - 09/22/15 09:25 AM buzzards
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I've noticed the last few times I've gone to fill my feeder that there's about 35 buzzards that seem to have made a home within 100 yards of my feeder, I don't get many photos of them at the feeder, haven't killed anything yet to really give them a reason to stick around. I also haven't seen many deer and wondering if the birds could be part of the problem. What do y'all say? How do I get rid of them without shooting every one?

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#5940622 - 09/22/15 09:30 AM Re: buzzards [Re: rickym]
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I'm pretty sure it's illegal to shoot them.

I don't think they will negatively affect the hunting except for all that ugliness you have to look at.
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#5940624 - 09/22/15 09:31 AM Re: buzzards [Re: rickym]
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Well, you can't legally shot , or harass them so....Probably just like the roosting place, I have a few that will overnight 30 yards from my feeder, doesn't bother my deer at all.

Also have a power line that runs about 50 yards away from my feeder by my small pond, I will get a dead one every now and then when they cross those wires, hell, the yotes wont even haul them off, but deer just walk around them.
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#5940645 - 09/22/15 09:39 AM Re: buzzards [Re: rickym]
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Ok well good thing I haven't taken any action yet? Can I legally cut the dead tree down in the middle of the day when they aren't roosting in it? The trail I walk down to get to my feeder is almost right under the tree and they make tons of noise when I'm walking to my stand.

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#5940688 - 09/22/15 09:59 AM Re: buzzards [Re: rickym]
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If you need fire wood dead trees are the best place to start.
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#5940697 - 09/22/15 10:05 AM Re: buzzards [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
If you need fire wood dead trees are the best place to start.


up

They aren't nesting in it, so I'd get to cutting
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#5940699 - 09/22/15 10:05 AM Re: buzzards [Re: rickym]
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Bump them off the roost at night or right at dark. Do that a time or 2 and they will not come back.

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#5940703 - 09/22/15 10:08 AM Re: buzzards [Re: rickym]
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Hate um... loose live baby calfs to them every year and two goat this year
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#5940719 - 09/22/15 10:19 AM Re: buzzards [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Hate um... loose live baby calfs to them every year and two goat this year


I have heard of that happening, but never met anyone that actually had that happen with a strong newborn calf. I had a few buzzards that nested on our place, only rocky hill we had (they nest on the ground), but never saw them around my calves or mama cows. I have seen redtails on the after birth once, which surprised me, the c/c pair where not more than 30' from them either.

I can see it being worse for a calf only deal, no mama there to protect a newborn.
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#5940725 - 09/22/15 10:21 AM Re: buzzards [Re: rickym]
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Take that back, did have a neighbor that shot one years ago after it had pecked out the eyes on a newborn, wasn't dead yet (calf) so he had to put it down, So I know 2 folks that have lost calves to buzzards.
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#5940728 - 09/22/15 10:22 AM Re: buzzards [Re: rickym]
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Na they will kill the newborns and they figured out how to kill the bigger ones like week 3week old calfs by pestering the mama so much she actually stomps the calf while trying to protect it... they get no mercy from me
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#5940757 - 09/22/15 10:34 AM Re: buzzards [Re: rickym]
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Got to protect your livestock! up
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#5942197 - 09/23/15 07:30 AM Re: buzzards [Re: rickym]
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Checked my camera yesterday, not a single deer in the last two weeks, and there's up to 23 buzzards at the feeder on any given day. bang

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#5942223 - 09/23/15 07:43 AM Re: buzzards [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Hate um... loose live baby calfs to them every year and two goat this year



Yepper, will peck the eyes and dirt whistle out of every baby calf, goat and deer they can get ahold of...
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#5942342 - 09/23/15 08:41 AM Re: buzzards [Re: rickym]
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