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    Hunters shooting Falcon???

    Anyone see the Wingspan item on TV3 news?
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    yeah -what'd they show to back that claim up

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    Yeah, what a load of shit. Give a crying libtard a microphone and there's no end to the bullshit that will flow.
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    I call BS on that.
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Didn't see it. I havnt watched tv3 news since the firearm fraud incident.
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    Amazing it's the bloody cockies again!!
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    Complete BS.
    Blaming low numbers of Falcon (800 nation wide -less than kiwi) on predators and "hunters guns".
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    Cant see why any hunter would shoot a falcon. Most are hit by cars so clearly speeding is what kills birds....Better ban those quick. (Se I can make a tenuous link too though not as well as the media can.....)

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    Of course hunters shoot falcons. Sadly, some hunters will shoot anything. How many falcons get shot, I haven't got a clue. We may not call them hunter because they are actually stupid people with guns, but they are seen as hunters and labelled as hunters.

    How many hunters would actually know the difference between a harrier hawk and a falcon? Maybe 50%? Many duck shooters think that its open season on hawks.

    We really do need to get our shit together, and our heads out of the sand. Stupid hunters will pretty much shoot anything. Sadly.
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    What do falcons eat? Maybe, just maybe, they are eating rodents that have been poisoned
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Of course hunters shoot falcons. Sadly, some hunters will shoot anything. How many falcons get shot, I haven't got a clue. We may not call them hunter because they are actually stupid people with guns, but they are seen as hunters and labelled as hunters.

    How many hunters would actually know the difference between a harrier hawk and a falcon? Maybe 50%? Many duck shooters think that its open season on hawks.

    We really do need to get our shit together, and our heads out of the sand. Stupid hunters will pretty much shoot anything. Sadly.
    I agree in principal @Tahr but would suggest that these "stupid hunters" make up a tiny proportion of the hunting fraternity so to blame hunters in general is incredibly unfair. Especially to broadcast it on prime time TV.
    It is analogous to saying some falcon are killed by logging operations (they do like to live in pines) so blame the forestry industry for the low numbers of falcon. Or that some are killed by the use of 1080 so we should ban 1080. Oh, Wait. that's what we should do isn't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    What do falcons eat? Maybe, just maybe, they are eating rodents that have been poisoned
    Maybe, although there are scientific studies that refute it. Maybe we will never know. There will be many reasons for the falcon's decline. But just a single one shot by an idiot hunter is one too many, eh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Maybe, although there are scientific studies that refute it. Maybe we will never know. There will be many reasons for the falcon's decline. But just a single one shot by an idiot hunter is one too many, eh.
    I could not agree more. But to tar all hunters with the same brush is just media style BS. (see what I did there )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    I agree in principal @Tahr but would suggest that these "stupid hunters" make up a tiny proportion of the hunting fraternity so to blame hunters in general is incredibly unfair. Especially to broadcast it on prime time TV.
    It is analogous to saying some falcon are killed by logging operations (they do like to live in pines) so blame the forestry industry for the low numbers of falcon. Or that some are killed by the use of 1080 so we should ban 1080. Oh, Wait. that's what we should do isn't it.
    Totally agree with this. Hunters will not be a major cause and its irresponsible to suggest it. But we shouldn't ignore the fact that we are a likely contributor. Some people (even on here) can justify killing almost anything that flies or scurries if it adds to the tally.
    I love the Falcon.
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Size:  1,010.4 KB I have to agree with you tahr, this guy sat about 10 ft away and allowed me to take his foto. Why kill it?
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