[Sca-cooks] A Question

otsisto otsisto at socket.net
Thu Dec 24 22:42:30 PST 2009

Starlings and sparrows are not protected in Minnesota.
"Subd. 52. Unprotected birds. "Unprotected birds" means English sparrow,
blackbird, starling, magpie, cormorant, common pigeon, chukar partridge,
quail other than bob-white quail, mute swan, and great horned owl."
Though there may have been a change to the last bird as federal lists all
owls are protected.
You may have to have a permit.
Anyway, I am teasing about the hunt. I doubt that even if you got the
starlings that folks would actually eat them, no matter how delicious you
made them.


-----Original Message-----
I believe Minnesota and perhaps other states have laws against hunting
non-game birds.  I would check local laws before sending out a hunting
----- Original Message -----
> Perhaps if the budget allows, Cornish hens are closer to the size then a
> chicken.
> Though perhaps you could convince members of your group that do hunt and
> know how to clean birds to go hunt some starlings. :)
> Actually, starlings are annoying birds. Their screech sounds like little
> kids screaming. They are considered a threat to songbirds and therefore
> are
> on the please do kill list. Though one must wonder about them as birds of
> prey to not like to eat them unless starving.
> De

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