Is IDNR killing off unprotected birds? If so, in their attempt at eradication, they have also depleted the population of raptors. We used to have red tailed hawks constantly circling our poultry, and drive down any country road here and you would see at least one every half a mile. Now there are none, even the Peregrine, and owls are gone. So, all the sparrows, and cardinals and various songbirds that used to flock to my chicken feeders disappeared last year, when I contacted IDNR they tried to claim migration. I claim Bullsh*t!