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#3243609 - 05/10/13 12:35 PM help with owls
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owls have moved into one of my box blinds on a food plot. they have layed eggs and pooped over everything, its pretty nasty in it! does anybody know how to get them out of it? when i get close to it they fly out but keep comeing back after i leave!
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#3243619 - 05/10/13 12:47 PM Re: help with owls [Re: alpha sniper]
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I would probably let them raise then they will leave on their own.

Then again, never had that problem. \:D

I just think owls are neat.
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#3243620 - 05/10/13 12:50 PM Re: help with owls [Re: RUGER]
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you'll have to leave them alone. they are federally protected.
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#3243623 - 05/10/13 12:52 PM Re: help with owls [Re: RUGER]
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i think are neat too. just not when they are living in my blind! how long before the babies normally grow up and leave? they have 5 or 6 eggs in there
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#3243659 - 05/10/13 01:32 PM Re: help with owls [Re: alpha sniper]
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Depending on the species, you are looking at up to 4 months before the young fledge. Do you know what kind of owls they are?

BTW, Stik is correct, and repeatedly climbing into the shooting house after you know they are there could be construed as harassment. It is best to leave them alone. You already have a mess to clean up. It will get worse, but come September you will be able o clean it out for deer season.
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#3243689 - 05/10/13 01:53 PM Re: help with owls [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Man,that stinks,usually just have wasps in mine.
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#3243712 - 05/10/13 02:06 PM Re: help with owls [Re: Football Hunter]
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they are yellowish white owls so whatever species those are? i have only been there 2 times and i have only went up there 1 time but i go out there alot to check trail cameras in the food plot and the blind is 25 yards from the center of the food plot.
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#3243717 - 05/10/13 02:12 PM Re: help with owls [Re: alpha sniper]
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Those would be barn owls. They are neat birds, and I think they are listed as in need of management because of declining populations. They love buildings for nesting. I know it is an annoyance, but you are doing a good deed letting them raise their clutch!

Out of curiosity, what part of tennessee are you in?
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#3243720 - 05/10/13 02:17 PM Re: help with owls [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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montgomery county
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#3243737 - 05/10/13 02:36 PM Re: help with owls [Re: alpha sniper]
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Even better, they are not as common in west tennessee as they are in the eastern part of the state, and they are not too common in the eastern part.
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