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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pa Mountains, Life Member NRA
Re: Small Game Habitat
I have to agree that habitat is very important to
all kinds of animal life, especially Grouse, Woodcock and Pheasants.
In Pa's wild Pheasant hay day we had all three in Lancaster County, and rabbits also, especially around the Elizebethtown area. The habitat was just incredible, a couple of the old farms in the Middletown area across from the Big M were so good that on any given day you could limit out on all three wild birds, and shoot a couple rabbits also. Ofcourse we shot hawks and owls on sight in those days to keep our small game numbers high.
In reality a Great Horned Owl has little limits when it comes to taking small game no matter the habitat. Now the 6' plactic pipe burried in the brush might slow him down a might, until the big bird learned to dig the pipe up, fly up in the air with the pipe in his talens, and shake the bunny out. These big birds are the ultimate flying predator, they can do just about anything to survive, especially when they are feeding their young. In reality once the Great Horned Owl reaches flight age, almost nothing except a man with a gun and the lack of food can take its life.
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