Originally Posted by DFreedom
You cannot kill a buzzard believe it or not. They are considered birds of prey and as such are protected. I used to do some living history and wore a buzzard feather in my hat. A game warden friend of mine told me possession of any part of a bird of prey was illegal. I laughed and said it isn't an eagle, it's a buzzard. That was when I found out they are protected.
I realize that they are protected species, did talk with SCDNR and they said you can actually get a federal permit to kill them but it takes while.
Their suggestion was to remove the dead trees and also to shoot off fireworks every evening as the buzzards roost for a few nights and SCDNR officer said that will normally get them to leave.
The USACOE officers said there is something in the seat cushions or rubber that is causing this and they are not sure what it is, this seems to be happening quiet a bit
Guess he will try the fireworks thing for a couple of nights and see if that helps, for time being he has bought a cover for the pontoon(it is under a covered dock) but the seats have all been damaged at this point