illegal to shoot or capture pigeons........WTF

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  1. MJB

    MJB I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Another flip flop by the DFW......and really a year.....more free gaffing BS

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    I am thrilled that someone has asked the question.

    Rock dove (domestic pigeon) do not have a specific statute/regulation for take. As you know the hunting/fishing laws are written in the fashion that it is illegal to hunt/fish except... then every legal allowance for the take of wildlife is specifically listed with method of take, season, bag and possession limit, etc. There is not, and has not ever been, a specified legal take of rock dove, but because they are mostly a nuisance, no one pays much attention to it. It only becomes a problem if someone is cited for it. I have been attempting to correct that by including the legal take of rock dove, and the detail of such take for the last several years. There is no biological reason that rock dove cannot be harvested. It just needs to be specified in law.

    With that, it is currently illegal to harvest rock dove. But, I think we will get that all straightened out within the year.

    Karen

    Karen R. Fothergill
    Senior Environmental Scientist
    Upland Game, Wildlife Branch
    California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    1812 9th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811
    916 716-1461
     
  2. middleofnowhere

    middleofnowhere Gopher Killer

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    By that logic it is then illegal to shoot, trap or harvest "roof" and Norway Rats LOL

    I'm calling the tip line to collect my reward for turning in every pest control company in Kali...
     
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  3. Knightnsd

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    I ran into this garbage down-town catching pigeons for dog training. Odd that exterminators often "remove" them and I met a falconer that "removed" them from hotels in La Jolla as a service. So I am poaching by taking pigeons to dog train? That makes about as much sense as not allowing us to bait for pigs that have been deemed undesirable in parts of the state and expensive extermination alternatives have been applied instead. I just do not get it some times and probably broke the law shooting rats out of my fruit trees as well.
     
  4. Knightnsd

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    Since the state is broke, maybe they will sell us a rock dove stamp;)[​IMG]
     
  5. yessokk

    yessokk Well-Known "Member"

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    Or a rat harvesting stamp !!
    Or maybe a Termite harvesting stamp !!
     
  6. MJB

    MJB I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Well they all agree now that it's legal. The LT. & sac town are all on the same page......
     
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    Speaking of rat stamps guess I need one, my rat terrier destroys them in my yard. He was pretty good in the valley last weekend too when he flushed three pheasant while hunting with my brittany. I just have to keep him close in case there are any coyotes and he really cannot retrieve the birds despite trying.

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  8. MJB

    MJB I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hunting with terriers is a lot of fun
     

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