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Old 11-22-2022, 07:42 PM   #51
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They will pay more and spend more time in jail than someone actually killing a person.
No joke! But what kind of arsehole shoots bald eagles? Crazy.
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Old 11-22-2022, 07:53 PM   #52
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Never had a buzzard kill my chickens
Buzzards will dang-sure kill a newborn calf though! I think all of this shooting of "protected" animals should just be kept on the down-low by those who will do it. That said, it's always a big thrill to see a bald eagle around here. America!
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Old 11-22-2022, 09:58 PM   #53
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Buzzards will dang-sure kill a newborn calf though! I think all of this shooting of "protected" animals should just be kept on the down-low by those who will do it. That said, it's always a big thrill to see a bald eagle around here. America!


I have seen buzzards kill newborn calves. Very sad.
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Old 11-23-2022, 08:35 AM   #54
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We have some at our farm in Harrison county. They eat tilapia as fast as they can catch them. They eat a lot of bass too but only when they are up shallow.

My dad watched the pair working together one day killing cattle egrets. He said it was impressive but sad to witness. The egrets wonít come around our farm like they used to and our fishing ponds have suffered since the eagles moved in. They are killing machines for sure


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Old 11-23-2022, 09:56 AM   #55
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Home of the brave and hungry...
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Old 11-23-2022, 10:02 PM   #56
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wonder if they taste like chicken
Not really taste more like spotted owl
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Old 11-23-2022, 11:10 PM   #57
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I see them on the water at Whitney almost every year. And have seen them at other lakes as well.
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Old 11-23-2022, 11:37 PM   #58
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Donít shoot these either but many people think they are seeing bald eagles in east Texas but they are seeing Osprey which can look very similar.
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Old 11-24-2022, 03:35 AM   #59
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Donít shoot these either but many people think they are seeing bald eagles in east Texas but they are seeing Osprey which can look very similar.
This may be the case in some instances, but I do believe most people on here can tell by the size of the birds in whether itís an eagle or not. The eagles numbers have definitely increased since I have moved back in 2015 to East Tx from my observations.
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Old 11-24-2022, 05:20 AM   #60
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The symbolism it represents to our Nation and the reality of the animal is two different things. Thereís several eagles around where I live in the piney woods. The Trinity river is only about 10 miles away and several of them nest there. They can represent freedom, strength, power, and whatever else you want them to.
Reality is they feast on road kill right with the buzzards around here most of the time.

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Old 11-24-2022, 05:28 AM   #61
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Lol. Thatís not a ďway of thinkingĒ. The post you quoted is a fact.

My goodness. It doesnít mean I donít love America, patriotism, freedom, and what the Eagle represents to our Nation. Give me a break.
Eagles donít really fly around with arrows in their talons draped in a flag.

They do eat dead stuff on the road right next to buzzards through. That image isnít what many of yíall want to see I suppose. SMH
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Old 11-24-2022, 06:18 AM   #62
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Donít shoot these either but many people think they are seeing bald eagles in east Texas but they are seeing Osprey which can look very similar.
No they're eagles and many people know the difference

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Old 11-24-2022, 07:34 AM   #63
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I know an eagle from a osprey from a hawk from a caracara (yes they are here in NE Texas) from a buzzard

Not doubting there are a few that see a large bird and can't ID but pretty sure majority can tell difference in them

I would not shoot an eagle if it had a chicken down in the back yard

Black headed / Mexican buzzards are different. If I had livestock and caught one near calving or kidding stock it would be eliminated
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Old 11-24-2022, 07:54 AM   #64
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We see tons of eagles in Iowa during deer season. They’re always eating the fallen deer that weren’t recovered. We will see dozens at a time.
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Old 11-24-2022, 07:58 AM   #65
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Lol. Thatís not a ďway of thinkingĒ. The post you quoted is a fact.

My goodness. It doesnít mean I donít love America, patriotism, freedom, and what the Eagle represents to our Nation. Give me a break.
Eagles donít really fly around with arrows in their talons draped in a flag.

They do eat dead stuff on the road right next to buzzards through. That image isnít what many of yíall want to see I suppose. SMH
You are exactly right, see eagles on dead cows in FL all the time, also live at the deer carcass bone yard. Right beside the buzzards and Cara caras.

Eagles would prefer to steal fish from Ospreys rather than catch their own as well, have seen that hundreds of times on Florida bay.

They are just eagles, not some holier than thou bird just because they were chosen to be one of our nation's symbols. National symbol or not, if they are doing depredation damage to citizens animals, they need to go. There is no shortage of Bald eagles.

And, yes I served proudly in the Army for our country.
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Old 11-24-2022, 08:55 AM   #66
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East Texas turkeys!
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Old 11-24-2022, 09:00 AM   #67
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Old 11-24-2022, 09:09 AM   #68
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Unless ypur a sheep rancher
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Old 11-24-2022, 09:19 AM   #69
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I know an eagle from a osprey from a hawk from a caracara (yes they are here in NE Texas) from a buzzard

Not doubting there are a few that see a large bird and can't ID but pretty sure majority can tell difference in them

I would not shoot an eagle if it had a chicken down in the back yard

Black headed / Mexican buzzards are different. If I had livestock and caught one near calving or kidding stock it would be eliminated
Iím not coming at you in a hostile manner so please donít take it that way. Iím just curious if it would make a difference if you are a full time rancher watching him kill your $200+ sheep and goat kids?
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Old 11-24-2022, 09:54 AM   #70
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We have been seeing one Bald Eagle around the house for about 3 weeks now. Odd to see one alone, usually in pairs.
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Old 11-24-2022, 03:31 PM   #71
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Lol. Thatís not a ďway of thinkingĒ. The post you quoted is a fact.

My goodness. It doesnít mean I donít love America, patriotism, freedom, and what the Eagle represents to our Nation. Give me a break.
Eagles donít really fly around with arrows in their talons draped in a flag.

They do eat dead stuff on the road right next to buzzards through. That image isnít what many of yíall want to see I suppose. SMH

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Old 11-24-2022, 03:35 PM   #72
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Old 11-24-2022, 03:36 PM   #73
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Old 11-24-2022, 03:49 PM   #74
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My service to our Country is irrelevant in this discussion about a bird.



Happy Thanksgiving Uncle Saggy. Have a great day sir.
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Old 11-24-2022, 03:56 PM   #75
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Old 11-24-2022, 04:24 PM   #76
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Probably wouldn't be any left. Gone the way of the dodo.

Dang didn't know that many people on here considered them a trash bird. Everytime I see one I am always in awe at how big and beautiful they are.
Go to the Soldotna dump right now and youíd see over 500 eaglesÖ ScavengersÖ up here the locals call them trash eaglesÖ
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Old 11-24-2022, 04:25 PM   #77
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My vote.

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Old 11-24-2022, 04:35 PM   #78
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Don’t shoot these either but many people think they are seeing bald eagles in east Texas but they are seeing Osprey which can look very similar.
Or a Caracara, but there are some well known bald eagles on lake waco, they're not as rare as they used to be. Still quite the dumbass just to kill something to kill it.
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