FiILE - This Feb. 16, 2002 file photo shows a barred owl in Calais, Vt. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to start sending hunters into the woods of the Northest to kill barred o

 

              FiILE - This Feb. 16, 2002 file photo shows a barred owl in Calais, Vt. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to start sending hunters into the woods of the Northest to kill barred o
FiILE - This Feb. 16, 2002 file photo shows a barred owl in Calais, Vt. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to start sending hunters into the woods of the Northest to kill barred owls in an experiment to see if that will help the threatened northern spotted owl rebound from population declines. The barred won started moving across the continent in the early 1900s and now occupies all the spotted owl's range, and is considered a major threat tot he smaller and meeker bird's survival. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)