As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Rio Grande bird hunting restriction may be lifted

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jim Bates didn't know he was doing something illegal.
He and many other sportsmen had long hunted along the banks of the Rio Grande, bringing home the dove, quail and waterfowl drawn to the water.
There were "no trespassing" signs on the federal levees nearby, but there was an understanding that no one seemed to mind the sportsmen, bikers, dog walkers and others who enjoyed the federal land, Bates said. Hunting and shooting were technically prohibited, though enforcement was left up to local law enforcement agencies.
"Everyone was under the same impression that, as long as nothing happened, it was OK," Bates said.

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