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Old 09-10-2007, 09:40 PM
David B David B is offline
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Re: Purple Swamp hens

AS I understand it, there isn't any legal harvesting of the purple swamp hen allowed by the public. If you read the STA brochures it specifies waterfowl only and the Swamp hen isn't in that group. I would hate to see the lack of identification skills put to use on them . Heck people shoot mottles during early teal, the purple gallinule which is protected would be shot out of existence.
I would suggest reporting them to your regional FWC offices if found while out in the marshes. I am sure they would appreciate the stakeholder input and help.

David B.
Once upon a time in a marsh, not so far away..........
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