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Shooting Starlings

Postby Slack Tide » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:41 am

What's the bottom line with shooting Starlings? Aren't they considered invasive? If you wanted to sit in your backyard adjoining woods....could you sit there with a pellet gun and legally pick them off? Legality of discharging? Limits? Seasons?......

I found this on the NYSDEC site:
The few unprotected species include porcupine, red squirrel, woodchuck, English sparrow, starling, rock pigeon, and monk parakeet. Unprotected species may be taken at any time without limit.
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Re: Shooting Starlings

Postby TomKat » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:43 am

I don't know about inside city limits, but yes it is legal to shoot them. Same with English sparrows. Go to Youtube and search pelletgun starling.
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Re: Shooting Starlings

Postby Slack Tide » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:47 am

TomKat wrote:I don't know about inside city limits, but yes it is legal to shoot them. Same with English sparrows. Go to Youtube and search pelletgun starling.

City limits no...but I was thinking about plinking :thumbsup:
What about using light duck loads to pass shoot out of duck season? :thumbsup:

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Re: Shooting Starlings

Postby TomKat » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:28 pm

Professor Marvel does not guess, he knows!

I use tapatalk on iphone and it instantly shows all new posts. I never look at what forum its in. Those limits are too 1993 for me LOL
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Re: Shooting Starlings

Postby Krazy Yankee » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:23 pm

yea, it's legal as long as your outside village limits. I use cheap walmart trap loads or one of the .22's when they're on the ground.
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Re: Shooting Starlings

Postby KRB » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:26 pm

Have a pal who has permission to hunt several farm's on the North fork. He invited me but I could not go. He hunt's them with 20ga. with mag extension and say's you can't load the gun fast enough. Poor mans dove hunt, but it sounds fun.
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Re: Shooting Starlings

Postby Frank Lopez » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:13 pm

Slack Tide wrote:
TomKat wrote:I don't know about inside city limits, but yes it is legal to shoot them. Same with English sparrows. Go to Youtube and search pelletgun starling.

City limits no...but I was thinking about plinking :thumbsup:
What about using light duck loads to pass shoot out of duck season? :thumbsup:

BTW...what are you doing trolling the NY forum TK?? a splendid visit...


Slack,

By "plinking, I assume that you mean with a pellet gun and not a .22. I think you need to be a little careful with that, because even an air gun has the potential to be legally considered a rifle and would be illegal to use (with respect to the game laws) here on LI. Here's a quote from the DEC's web page

"(b) The term "airgun" shall mean any implement which by the force of a spring, air or other non-ignited compressed gas expels a missile or projectile and has a rifled or smooth barrel, using ammunition no smaller than .17 caliber, producing projectile velocities of not less than 600 feet per second. For the purposes of the Fish and Wildlife Law, an implement meeting the above specifications shall be considered a firearm or gun, and may be used to take protected wildlife whenever such protected wildlife may legally be taken with a rimfire rifle."

Of course, if the area you're in is legal to shoot a shotgun, break out the .410 and have a blast.

Frank

PS, if you know anyone who ties flies, they might be interested in a couple of the males. :wink:
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Re: Shooting Starlings

Postby Slack Tide » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:09 pm

Frank Lopez wrote:Of course, if the area you're in is legal to shoot a shotgun, break out the .410 and have a blast.


I have to be a little more discreet than that....but I'll be ok with the pellet gun.....
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Re: Shooting Starlings

Postby jeepman » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:10 pm

You can hunt them. I shoot a few some times and also hunt pigeons. They come in to a spread just like ducks. It also knocks the rust off of the dog from not really doing much over the winter.
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