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I got these reports from a local naturalist. The events they describe took
place in Archer, in western Alachua County. Evidently FWCC is reluctant to
pursue the matter. Does anyone have any comments or suggestions?

Rex Rowan
Gainesville, FL

> Thought you might like to know, a group of dove hunters shooting over
baited
> fields on the Davis property shot a peregrine falcon last week.  One of
the
> neighbors took photos of the injured bird and contacted us.  We looked all
> over for it but no luck.  Apparently the neighbor confronted them and they
> could care less.  Apparently the bird was chasing doves and that made them
> unhappy.  (Doctors from Gainesville by the way.).  Also the eagle nest
tree
> went from healthy to dead within about 48 hrs.  Other pines next to it are
> fine.  I notified FFWCC which did nothing.

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