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Old September 7, 2009, 07:00 AM   #1
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Are there any starling shooters here? If so, you'll enjoy this.

I use them for preseason warm up!

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Old September 7, 2009, 07:13 AM   #2
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They are great 22 fodder, they overwhelm my bird feeders. Hi- velocity h.p. really zap there little heads out of my Marlin 39a.....

They just keep coming back for more, stubborn, very aggressive birds.

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Old September 7, 2009, 03:04 PM   #3
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Starlings taught me to shoot 50 some years ago. No matter how I tried I couldn't put a dent in their population but I dropped a lot of them.
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Old September 7, 2009, 04:14 PM   #4
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I have killed thousands of them, no exageration. Back on the farm in PA it was a constant battle keeping ahead of them. I HATED them, but they were fun to shoot. I dont see any here in AK.
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Old September 7, 2009, 04:21 PM   #5
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Dispatched many of them with my Red Ryder many years ago. Years later I used a Crossman pellet gun. Both were effective but didn't make a dent in the population. Miserable birds....
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Old September 8, 2009, 06:03 AM   #6
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I remember one weekend when I was a kid shooting over 500 of them with a friend of mine. We were morbid little turds.
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Old September 8, 2009, 07:30 AM   #7
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I hate them birds. Can you believe there are actually groups out there that advocate NOT killing them? They want you to feed them special food containing a chemical that sterilizes them (The birds, not the bird advocates!).

We have shot them with everything from the daisy bb guns to shotguns and we never seem to be able to make a dent in the population.

My first scoped "Rifle" was a crossman pellet gun, bought just for shooting starlings off of Grammas' bird feeders.
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Old September 8, 2009, 08:14 AM   #8
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Used to shoot them by the hundreds with a Beeman R7 out at my in-laws' place in Lancaster County. My father-in-law preferred a CZ452 shooting CBs. Good shooting either way.
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Old September 8, 2009, 11:28 AM   #9
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They are great for target practice! 22LR out to 150 yds, and the targets never disappear. I read once that if every man, woman and child in the USA (roughly 300 million) would go out every day and kill 1 starling, it would take 10 years to eliminate them. Well, since only about 5-10% of the US population hunts, that means every hunter would have to go out and kill 20 per day to eliminate them within 10 years. Get busy!
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Old September 9, 2009, 11:09 AM   #10
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I used to eat them until I found out what they like to eat. Ugh, worse than city pidgeons....
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