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Red-tailed hawk impaled with arrow; suspect sought
AL.com ^ | 9-10-2018 | Leada Gore

Posted on 09/10/2018 8:01:12 PM PDT by boycott

The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is looking for information to find the person who shot an arrow through a Red-tailed Hawk.

The division received reports of the wounded falcon Sunday in the Hartselle area of Morgan County. A member of the Alabama Hawking Association responded to the scene but was unsuccessful in their efforts to capture the hawk for medical treatment. Efforts to locate and capture the bird continue today.

"Hawks are protected by state and federal laws. Most sportsmen make good, ethical choices, and don't like to see when others choose not to," the division said in a Facebook post, which was accompanied by a dramatic photo of the wounded hawk.

Anyone with information on who shot the bird is asked to call 1-800-272-GAME. All information is kept anonymous.

(Excerpt) Read more at al.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; arrow; chat; hawk; localnews; silliness; suspect; tempestinateapot
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Not sure why anyone would shoot a hawk. I hope they can save the hawk.
1 posted on 09/10/2018 8:01:12 PM PDT by boycott
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2 posted on 09/10/2018 8:03:01 PM PDT by boycott
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From what I understand, they have to catch the hawk first.


3 posted on 09/10/2018 8:07:23 PM PDT by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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That is one tough bird.


4 posted on 09/10/2018 8:07:56 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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That’s the way I understand it too.


5 posted on 09/10/2018 8:09:19 PM PDT by boycott
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That is a target point. If it had been a broadhead, that hawk would have died quick.

This was an idiot practicing for bow season. Retrieve the arrow and you can tell where it was bought/cut and draw length. And a lot of archers put ‘signature’ fletching on their arrows (specific colors). Should be kind of easy to find a suspect.


6 posted on 09/10/2018 8:09:28 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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Looking at the angle of the arrow in the photo, it was shot from below, sitting still on a branch or wire just like it is doing in the pic.

7 posted on 09/10/2018 8:24:03 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Kill-googl,TWITR,FACBK,NYT,WaPo,Hlywd,CNN,NFL,BLM,CAIR,Antifa,SPLC,ESPN,NPR,NBA)
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better than a 14.4 kv enema!


8 posted on 09/10/2018 8:24:43 PM PDT by the_daug
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I forgot to add that the size/diameter of the arrow can be tracked as well. Arrows come in different thicknesses and materials these days.


9 posted on 09/10/2018 8:30:24 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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With that being a target point, it may not have been “customized”.

Is there a public or private archery range nearby?

It could have been an accidental shot with the hawk swooping down to catch some prey, and caught something else instead.

But if it was intentional, my bet is on some stupid high school kid. And if so, the kid AND the parents should be punished with whatever maximum fines and jail allowed as well as lifetime bans from obtaining hunting licenses.... And the kid should be shot at with an arrow.


10 posted on 09/10/2018 8:33:11 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Democrats... BETRAYING America since 1828.)
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Agree, I have does many photos of Red Tails in different situations and I say that he was on a wire just as he is or a tree branch and the shot came from behind and below


11 posted on 09/10/2018 8:39:24 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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Should have spell checked, done or taken many photos

Doh!


12 posted on 09/10/2018 8:47:04 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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I used to use target points on customized arrows. Just had to make sure it was the same grainage as the broadheads I intended to use.

After realizing that I still had to tune back to broadheads, I stopped using target heads. I use carbon blades (Magnus) that I can re-sharpen after practice/tuning.

Arrows straight out of the box are a lousy way to shoot. One should take into consideration draw length, bow speed with arrow weight, etc.

I realize that this could be a kid with a 15 lb. Fred bear recurve and cheap aluminum arrows bought at a garage sale.
The picture with the arrow still in the bird suggests a light draw weight.


13 posted on 09/10/2018 8:49:55 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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Looks like a Cooper’s Hawk to me.


14 posted on 09/10/2018 8:54:16 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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Or it could be a cheap Walmart target arrow shot by a thoughtless kid.

It's a bird that's almost considered a borderline varmint around here by farmers and hunters.

No reason to go all CSI.

15 posted on 09/10/2018 10:21:32 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Army Air Corps

It goes by the name “Steve Martin”


16 posted on 09/10/2018 10:48:41 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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Just for fun; I’d like to run that arrow through the shooters shoulder nice and slow so he feels all of it then force him to keep it in there for a week. Poetic and real justice.


17 posted on 09/11/2018 12:17:56 AM PDT by Boomer
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People are stupid and cruel.....Some just need killin.


18 posted on 09/11/2018 4:44:38 AM PDT by Envisioning (Carry safe, always carry, everyday, everywhere.)
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” I got that chickem hawk, but it still flew away”

Chicken Hawks are considered fair game


19 posted on 09/11/2018 4:49:58 AM PDT by bert ((KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Muller..... conspiracy to over throw the government)
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“This was an idiot practicing for bow season”....

And you have determined that how? Perhaps it was shot for some other reason. While I don’t condone the shooting, lets not be so hasty to blame a hunter.


20 posted on 09/11/2018 5:24:06 AM PDT by DaveA37
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