Hi, where I live there are plenty of starlings. So I contacted Fish and Wildlife and they said:
“Yes, we don’t want them, but you can’t shoot them. You can destroy their eggs, though”
What? Do you mean I can’t shoot the damn pests but you want me to climb a tree and smash the eggs?
About the crows, I think that when there are too many they ravage farming fields and they eat a lot of the feed.
I’ve never shot one. Always get one on the cross-hair, but I’ve never pulled the trigger.
I heard the crow’s breasts are awesome though, once you get a good dozen of them 🙂
Here in Nevada, crows and ravens destroy the nests of the Sage Grouse. Petitions have been made to take ravens off the protected status and a season made to help keep their numbers in check. If the Sage Grouse gets listed here in Nevada, it will be the end of most hunting. Tom