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#3244156 - 05/11/13 07:45 AM Re: help with owls [Re: alpha sniper]
Buzzard Breath
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Hang some nesting boxes and give them a place to live other than your box blinds. This guy kept sticking his head out to check on me while I was turkey hunting in McNairy County about a month ago. In the past, they have nested in the box blinds.



They won't be nesting in this one anymore.



Edited by Buzzard Breath (05/11/13 07:50 AM)

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#3244205 - 05/11/13 08:59 AM Re: help with owls [Re: Buzzard Breath]
Mike Belt
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You won't be hunting out of the blind for months to come. Let them nest and fly away on their own. No harm done.
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#3244298 - 05/11/13 12:42 PM Re: help with owls [Re: Buzzard Breath]
Diehard Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: Buzzard Breath
Hang some nesting boxes and give them a place to live other than your box blinds. This guy kept sticking his head out to check on me while I was turkey hunting in McNairy County about a month ago. In the past, they have nested in the box blinds.



They won't be nesting in this one anymore.



Good idea....I know a student wildlife society that makes them to order. Check the classifieds, it is stickied to the top!
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#3244458 - 05/11/13 06:54 PM Re: help with owls [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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I enjoy ALL birds of prey.
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#3244539 - 05/11/13 08:34 PM Re: help with owls [Re: plinker22]
bbuck14
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My experience with them is they raise and leave the nest but one continues to live in there. Also year after year they raise again. You have to have windows to keep them out. I went through it for about 5 years in a row.
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#3245007 - 05/12/13 07:36 PM Re: help with owls [Re: bbuck14]
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we do have windows on the blind. someone in my family left them open and they moved in the next week!
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#3245088 - 05/12/13 08:54 PM Re: help with owls [Re: alpha sniper]
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A man told me once that owl droppings were the best fertilizer there was for Tennesses's number 1 cash crop... just saying..
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#3245296 - 05/13/13 08:15 AM Re: help with owls [Re: pressfit]
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You may want to report the nesting/hatching to TWRA. This species is losing ground and they may want to document or even band the birds.

They are a grassland owl and don't really prefer row crops because their prey is primarily the meadow vole. Closing the windows will solve your problem but if you really enjoy them look up how to make a barn owl box and hang it on your blinds exterior- you'd be doing them a great favor.
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#3249255 - 05/18/13 05:22 AM Re: help with owls [Re: RUGER]
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#3249462 - 05/18/13 12:37 PM Re: help with owls [Re: Boone 58]
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I have had a pair in mine for the last 2 years. Late in the year I was sitting in my blind (it close to 20' up) and first the female came to the window and tried to come in, 5 min. later the male did as well. I don't know who was more freaked out, them or me \:D Was very cool to see them like that.

Last year they raised 3 out of there. Really cool birds.
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