I VERY rarely make any comments on closed threads. In fact, this is the first time. But I must say that the moderator who closed the rabbit thread based on statements about hunting robins was off-base. I have spent several summers legally hunting robins, and was paid to do it. Robins are to berry farmers as prairie dogs are to alfalfa farmers. Robins eat berries (blueberries especially) at every opportunity, and can completely desimate a crop if left unchecked. A corporation of berry growers that I worked for in high school had a "Migratory Songbird Permit" that allowed them to shoot several hundred robins every year. In fact, I was paid $12 per hour to shoot the heck out of them with a shotgun and an RWS pellet gun. That's a great way to make some extra money, and I know for a fact that the program is still in operation. My father is still their Agronomist, and shoots dozens of robins every year. I go back to shoot robins a few times per year just for sport, and the farmers love it. They still supply all the ammo I can shoot.