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    To Kill a Hoot Owl

    I know this is an odd topic but does anybody know how to repel hoot owls or at least scare them off? I've had one out around my backyard for the last week driving my beagles crazy and waking up the baby...wasn't sure if there was a trick anybody knew. A side note: we live in city limits so can't probably do anything too crazy



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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

    Mountain lion?

    Sorry no real help beyond a gun from me.



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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

    Owls hate cinnamon.



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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

    You should be able to find someone to help in the phone book or call the local humane society. When I was a kid we found some baby owls that had lost their mother. We put them in a box and my parents called someone. They picked them up within an hour.



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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by tigershoops31 View Post
    I know this is an odd topic but does anybody know how to repel hoot owls or at least scare them off? I've had one out around my backyard for the last week driving my beagles crazy and waking up the baby...wasn't sure if there was a trick anybody knew. A side note: we live in city limits so can't probably do anything too crazy
    By the dark of the moon I planted
    But there came an early snow
    There's been a hoot-owl howling by my window now
    For six nights in a row
    She's coming for me, I know
    And on Wildfire we're both gonna go


    Sleep light dude



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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by MohawkCy88 View Post
    By the dark of the moon I planted
    But there came an early snow
    There's been a hoot-owl howling by my window now
    For six nights in a row
    She's coming for me, I know
    And on Wildfire we're both gonna go


    Sleep light dude
    Great, I just saw it's freaking eyes up in the tree out back when I went out to get one of the beagles in and then come back to read this...as if the baby would let me sleep anyway, but this isn't going to help



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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

    Leave it alone and good for you that mother nature is part of your life. As far a beagles, they bark at anything and everything like most house dogs. I recommend you just enjoy it as a gift from the wild. I'd take the hoot owl and get rid of my neighbors dogs that bark at the wind and **** in my yard... Dogs that bark usually haven't been taught not to bark and usually are bored looking for attention. The rule goes, some attention and even bad attenion is better than no attention.

    I say grab your camera, take some photo's and enjoy it and buy a shock collar for your dog. Teach him what is right first over a period of time, then reinforce it with a shock....and I do mean, teach the dog first what is right and wrong...black and white, then reinforce it. Before you know it, you can sit with your dog and watch the owl and have a beer with your dog.

    Z

    P.s. I have owned dogs for years and love them but barking is not an option.


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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

    I had the same exact problem last spring with some sparrows. I went to Lowe's and bought a plastic owl, and hung it from the oak tree. Never had a problem again with the sparrows. I realize that we're talking about a different species, but it makes sense logically.



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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

    The owl wants your dogs. That's why he sticks around. He is trying to think of a way to carry them off.



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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

    All hawks and owls are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 USC, 703-711). These laws strictly prohibit the capture, killing, or possession of hawks or owls without special permit. No permits are required to scare depredating migratory birds except for endangered or threatened species.



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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by loki8838 View Post
    I had the same exact problem last spring with some sparrows. I went to Lowe's and bought a plastic owl, and hung it from the oak tree. Never had a problem again with the sparrows. I realize that we're talking about a different species, but it makes sense logically.
    Are you saying he needs to buy a plastic sparrow to scare off the owl?



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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

    Nice set of hooters ya got there...


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    Re: To Kill a Hoot Owl

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkplug View Post
    All hawks and owls are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 USC, 703-711). These laws strictly prohibit the capture, killing, or possession of hawks or owls without special permit. No permits are required to scare depredating migratory birds except for endangered or threatened species.
    Sounds like a DNR Fish & Wildlife guy from Indianola (there are quite a few of those!).


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Nice set of hooters ya got there...
    ...the owls they're beautiful.



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