Originally Posted by Hoyal
Nothing to see here move it along while we support the slaughtering of something. I mean the stealth re homing of a wonderful bird.
Haha. It doesn't bother me to see the stealth, aggressive, sometimes violent re-homing of animals. I was just makin sure he knew so he didn't get in trouble. Lol. I thought they were Illegal to shoot, especially if it's a Red-headed woodpecker, or a "red-cocaded woodpecker" or the ivory billed woodpecker.
From this website (I don't know how legit this site is, but this is what I thought the law was anyway): http://cecalaveras.ucdavis.edu/woodpeck.htm
Woodpeckers are classified as migratory, nongame birds and are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The red-cocaded woodpecker and the ivory billed woodpecker are on the Endangered Species list and are thus offered full protection. When warranted, woodpeckers, other than the endangered species, may be killed but only under a permit issued by the Law Enforcement Division of the US Fish and Wildlife Service upon recommendation of USDA-APHIS-Animal Damage Control personnel. Generally, there must be a good case to justify issuance of a permit. Woodpeckers are commonly protected under state laws, and in those instances a state permit may be required for measures that involve lethal control or nest destruction. Other methods of reducing woodpecker damage do not infringe upon their legal protection status. Threatened or endangered, however, cannot be harassed.