Date: 10/19/19 5:42 pm
From: Sandy Petersen <buboarcto2...>
Subject: [wisb] Re: Permit to kill woodpeckers
I wonder who issued that permit. It is appalling after all the alternate
routes other people have taken to deal with this problem in order to avoid
harming the birds. Sandy Petersen
On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 7:14 PM Paul Kinzer <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

> We have a cedar sided house in a wooded area. It’s s common challenge
> this time of year. We’ve had large holes drilled right into our attic, but
> choose to keep as much habitat as possible, and to discourage where we
> can. My measures are simply to tack up shiny mylar streamers, to put up
> winter roost boxes, and leave many standing snags. When needed, I simply
> repair the holes. I *want* the woodpeckers to live here. It’s
> disappointing that such practices are legal.
>
> I am sometimes scoffed at for saying things like “they were here first, so
> have just as much right to live here”. We have to stand up for wildlife.
>
> -Paul Kinzer
> Waterford
>
> > On Oct 19, 2019, at 6:09 PM, janek cieszynski (Redacted sender "cieszyn"
> for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:
> >
> > I’ve never heard of this! Why not trap and release somewhere in a wooded
> area that isn’t populated? I wonder what kind of woodpeckers too. I
> certainly hope these permits are rare.
> > Laurie Cieszynski
> > Omro, Winnebago County
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Oct 19, 2019, at 4:31 PM, Mary Murrell (Redacted sender
> "mary_murrell" for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:
> >>
> >> I was a bit taken aback to learn on nextdoor.com that a neighbor of
> mine (in Madison) received a permit to trap and kill woodpeckers that drill
> holes in his cedar-sided house. I thought that such permits were rarely
> given to homeowners and that the threshold of damage would be higher than a
> few cedar boards. He claims nothing else worked to deter the woodpeckers.
> >> Have other folks heard of people getting permits to take birds in
> suburban environments like mine?
> >> I worry that people will now think they can easily get a permit to kill
> woodpeckers for doing what woodpeckers do. The original post had asked
> neighbors for ideas about how to deal with a house-pecking woodpecker, and
> there were over 40 responses, with many ideas. His was the only that
> involved killing the birds.
> >>
> >>
> >> Mary MurrellMonona, WI (adjacent to Madison)
> >>
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