Blue Jays protected?

Submitted by Jake on 7/5/05 at 3:27 PM. ( )

Are Blue Jays protected in Indiana? If so- Since when? and Where can I find this in writing? Thanks, Jake

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They're protected everywhere

This response submitted by George on 7/5/05 at 4:02 PM. ( )

Jay, you need to accept one irrefutable fact before you start acting in that tone: In order to take wildlife, you must have PERMISSION to do it, not EXCEPTION to it. If you don't have a bluejay season in Indiana (and I'm sure you don't) then you can't take it- PERIOD. Bluejays are loosely considered "songbirds" and not "gamebirds". Starlings, English sparrows, and in some places various species of "blackbirds" are considered vermin and may be shot at any time . Other than those, the rest are off limits.


This response submitted by Jake on 7/5/05 at 4:19 PM. ( )

Well, I 'didnt' have a tone, and I was just asking a few questions. I wanted to know where it says that I can't shoot a blue jay. Now you need to go outside, take in some nice Kansas air and calm down. OK. I dont need your smartaleck philosophy. I didn't say I shot a blue jay, and I didnt say I wanted to! Thanks for the answer, though!

easier to say

This response submitted by - on 7/5/05 at 4:19 PM. ( )

Call the Indiana fish & game people and ask for a written reg book, and then call USFWS, the feds, and ask them for a written copy of their reg book. There you'll have it in writing with no attitude or hearsay.


This response submitted by Jake on 7/5/05 at 4:42 PM. ( )

that's exactly what I was looking for! Thanks alot....mysterious " - " person!

Others unprotected

This response submitted by Larry on 7/5/05 at 5:16 PM. ( )

Rock Doves aka Pigeons are also fair game year round down here in Texas

Jake, I've been waiting for you

This response submitted by George on 7/5/05 at 6:39 PM. ( )

Speaking of "smartaleck (sic) philosophy" just what part of your tone did I misinterpret with "Are Blue Jays protected in Indiana? If so- Since when?" You got as good as you gave and the answer was still the correct one.

I Love It.......

This response submitted by Old Fart on 7/5/05 at 7:03 PM. ( )

......He calls himself but doesn't have a clue about one of the basics of the industry...Know the Laws! Then he gets his shorts in a wad when he's given THE answer. It's only been posted here....a 100 times?....200 times? Maybe not specifically about bluejays, but the protected and unprotected have been listed, many times.

Better reconsider your Yahoo handle, Jake, it doesn't fit!


This response submitted by mjd on 7/5/05 at 8:56 PM. ( )

English Sparrows? Is that because they are in direct competition with blue birds?

English sparrows

This response submitted by George on 7/5/05 at 9:29 PM. ( )

are considered vermin. They destroy millions of acres of cereal grains each year exceeding those of mice in many cases. Though their nesting habits do often conflict with the eastern bluebird, that's not the reason they're vermin.

This forum has some really nice people!

This response submitted by Jake on 7/5/05 at 10:58 PM. ( )

George, Oldfart, I didn't come here to get preached to- if I wanted that, Id go to Church every other day. I asked a question and its been answered. It absolutely shouldnt concern you as to what tone I have or what Yahoo SN I picked. So if you're going to post anything, Oldfart, respond to my question. Dont worry about who I am or what I do. Thanks alot-Jake
P.S. Whats that one special saying called?....oh yeah- THE GOLDEN RULE! Go look it up!

LOL Jake, take it easy

This response submitted by George on 7/5/05 at 11:03 PM. ( )

Remember what you just said about "preaching"? Anyway, I read something into your "tone". If you didn't mean it, that's the fault with the typed word instead of the spoken word.

Shoot a couple!

This response submitted by cyclone on 7/6/05 at 8:18 AM. ( )

Take them to your local CO....They'll tell you exactly what you want to know AND give it to you in writing...Triplicate, in fact, one for you and two for them...

House Sparrows....

This response submitted by Becky on 7/6/05 at 10:20 AM. ( )

House Sparrows are not a protected species because they were brought here from Europe in the 1800's. The population exploded, and they compete with our native birds for Everything, and usually win! Starlings and Rock Doves (city pigeons) are not protected either for the same reason.

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