Paul wrote:Magpies may not be the best example. THere is some debate about whether they are a free for all or protected.
My understanding is if they are a nusiance or causing damage or a problem, shoot away. Who determines the whether they are a nusiance, etc. is open for debate. Historically they have always been considered a nusiance bird and legally allowed to be shot. It's only been in the last few years this issue about not being able to shoot them has come up. (At least to my knowledge)
R657-3-7. Nuisance Birds, Porcupine, Striped Skunk, and Squirrel.
(1)(a) A person is not required to obtain a certificate of registration or a federal permit to kill American Crows or Black-billed Magpies when found committing, or about to commit, depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated in such numbers and manner as to constitute a health hazard or other nuisance, provided:
(i) none of the birds killed pursuant to this section, nor their plumage, are sold or offered for sale; and
(ii) any person killing American Crows or Black-billed Magpies shall:
(A) allow any federal warden or conservation officer unrestricted access over the premises where American Crows or Black-billed Magpies are killed; and
(B) furnish any information concerning the control operations to the division or federal official upon request.
(b) A person may kill American Crows or Black-billed Magpies by any means, excluding bait, explosives or poison, and only on or over the threatened area.
(c) American Crows and Black-billed Magpies killed pursuant to this section shall be collected immediately and must be disposed of at a landfill that accepts wildlife carcasses or must be buried or incinerated.
(d) This subsection incorporates Section 50 CFR 21.42 and 21.43, 2002, ed., by reference.
(2)(a) A person may capture, transport, and kill or release a nuisance American porcupine, striped skunk, or Red squirrel without obtaining a certificate of registration.
(b) A nuisance American porcupine, striped skunk, or Red squirrel may be released only as follows:
(i) within 48 hours of capture;
(ii) within the county in which it was captured; and
(iii) in a location where it does not pose a risk to human health or safety, or create other conflict with humans, agriculture, or other animals.
UtahJarhead wrote:Coyotes are definitely be a game animal, especially since the state of Utah has put a bounty on their ears. They're not a PROTECTED species like deer are, but that does not mean they are not game animals.
So the bottom line is you can kill magpies if they're a nuisance.
Daeyel wrote:I thought a game animal was anything you needed a license, stamp or permit (like a deer or antelope tag) to hunt?
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As used in this title:
(1) "Activity regulated under this title" means any act, attempted act, or activity prohibited or regulated under any provision of Title 23, Wildlife Resources Code of Utah, or the rules, and proclamations promulgated thereunder pertaining to protected wildlife including:
(6) "Big game" means species of hoofed protected wildlife.
(19) "Game" means wildlife normally pursued, caught, or taken by sporting means for human use.
(39) "Small game" means species of protected wildlife:
(a) commonly pursued for sporting purposes; and
(b) not classified as big game, aquatic wildlife, or furbearers and excluding turkey, cougar, and bear.
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