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    Jenny Torino posted an update in the group Group logo of Around TownAround Town 1 year, 4 months ago

    I have recently moved to the village of Warwick with my family and someone has started target practice nearby which goes on daily from 7:30am to about 6pm. There are no shooting ranges in our area, so we are guessing that this is happening on private land and multiple people are engaging in the activity. Is this a common issue in Warwick? Is…[Read more]

    • My guess is that it’s probably the air cannons used to keep birds away from crops.

      • Thanks so much for your response. I had never heard of this practice, but looked it up and found out more about it. I do whatever I can to support farmers and understand the need to protect their crops. Do you know if these air cannons have bothered people in the past and if they use them only during certain seasons?

        • They’re common in some areas of the town. I’m in Pine Island where they have been used. I guess it could be annoying depending on how close you are etc. There are only certain times of the year that various crops are threatened depending on harvest times etc. They’re used during those times.

    • We think we figured out what it is. We live near Demarest Winery and apparently they use air cannons to keep birds away. We are going to head over there in the next week to confirm this and speak to the owners. We totally understand the need to protect crops and are big supporters of local agriculture and farming. We are hoping we can find a…[Read more]