This blog post does not encourage the reader to pursue potentially protected bird species in your respective state. As always check your state laws before pursuing any small game species and for God's sake please make sure it really is a pest causing depredation to your property. Don't just shoot the poor critter because you think its an invasive and you encountered it in the wild and think you are doing your part rid the habitat of these invasive species.
Remember some of these animals have thrived despite mass eradication campaigns by our great government and its doubtful you will save the eco system with a handful of marbles and your slingshot.
On the other hand you can always become a part of the food chain and encourage others towards a healthy approach to hunting.