Frequently Asked Questions

Nongame Wildlife

What nuisance birds can I shoot on my property?

All species of birds in the U.S. are protected by law. It is illegal to shoot them except for introduced species like European Starlings, Rock Dove or feral pigeon and the House Sparrow. Do not shoot firearms in the City Limits. If you have a crop and flocking species like crows or blackbirds are devouring it all, contact your local game warden for a special permit to remove birds that are depredating your crop. Seek other means to control the situation first.

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