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Sutton Agricultural Enterprises, Inc.
1044 Harkins Road

Salinas, CA 93901 USA
Phone: 866/280-6229 or 831/422-9693
Fax: 800/482-4240 or 831/422-4201
info@suttonag.com
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Your source for pest bird control products and precision farm equipment for over 55 years.
BIRD CONTROL:

Zon Propane Cannon

Electronic Zon Cannon
Zon Cannon Troubleshooting
Zon Cannon Models
Zon Cannon Diagrams
Propane Cannon Rental
Bird Bombs®
Bird Whistlers®
Shell Crackers

EPCD License Help

RejeX-it Bird Repellents
Bird Gard
Bird Control Netting
Visual Bird Control
Bird Control Price List
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WILDLIFE CONTROL:

Deer Shield

Other Bird/Wildlife Control
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HARVESTING EQUIPMENT:
Ortomec Harvesters
Harvester Accessories
HarvestStar Mini-Harvester
Harvester Belts & Blades
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SEED PLANTING EQUIPMENT:
Stanhay Belt Planters
Stanhay Vacuum Planters
Stanhay Services
Gaspardo Vacuum Planters
MaterMacc Vacuum Planters
Seed Spider
Solex Seed Planters
Sutton Seeder
Sutton Jr. Mini Planters
Seed Ace Vacuum Seeder
Clean Seeder AP
Clean Seeder TP
EarthWay Garden Seeder
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OTHER FARM EQUIPMENT:
Struik / HOAF Equipment
Ortiflor Mulcher
ProPlant
Checchi & Magli Transplanter
Sutton Ag Stacker Bar
Custom Farm Equipment
Custom Planter Shoes
Fertech Applicators
Gandy Applicators
Measuring Devices
Marking Supplies
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Sutton Ag is the U.S. exclusive distributor of Bird Bombs® & Bird Whistlers® pyrotechnic bird control devices.
  • All pyrotechnic devices (Bird Bombs®, Bird Whistlers®, Shell Crackers) purchased from Sutton Agricultural Enterprises, Inc. are to be used for bird control / wildlife pest control only. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
  • You must comply with all federal, state, and local regulations before purchasing these products.
  • The buyer(s) and user(s) of these devices must be qualified personnel 21 years of age or older.
  • Bird Bombs® and Shell Crackers are classified as EPCDs (explosive pest control device) by U.S.Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms/ATF. A federal explosives license/FEL is required to purchase EPCDs unless purchased by a government agency. Visit our EPCD License Help page for more information.
    An FEL is NOT required to purchase Bird Whistlers®.
Bird Bombs® & Bird Whistlers®
Bird Bombs® and Bird Whistlers® have been a Sutton Ag U.S. exclusive for over 55 years, and are the original bird control pyrotechnics. They are safe, easy to use, and remain the most effective available means of scaring pest birds without harming them.
BIRD BOMBS®
EPCD. FEL is required for purchase. Visit our EPCD License Help page for more information.
(An FFL/Federal Firearms License is NOT acceptable for purchase of these devices.)

Bird Bombs® (15 mm red colored cartridge) explode with a very loud "BANG" that scares pest birds and wildlife. They're fired from a hand held launcher, and will travel 75 - 100 feet before exploding. Actual range varies depending on firing angle and wind factor. 100 Bird Bombs® with blanks.22 cal. Blanks (100)100 Bird Bombs® and blanks
Single Shot Launcher with Bird Bomb®
Bird Bombs® are fired at a 45º angle using a Single-Shot Launcher (pictured), or a Double-Barrel Launcher.
Bird Bomb® cartridge
Bird Bombs® cartridge is 2-inches long (15 mm diameter).
Bird Bombs® are sold in increments of 100 as pictured above (pic shows 2 boxes of 50 rounds + 1 can of 100 blanks).
$48 per unit of 100 rounds

Bird Bombs® must be stored properly. Federal explosives license is required for purchase by private or corporate users (license not required from government entities/public agencies). Shipment is subject to hazardous materials handling fees imposed by the carrier (currently $28.50 per package; up to 1,000 rounds of Bird Bombs® can be shipped in a single package).
BIRD WHISTLERS®
FEL is NOT required for purchase.
100 Bird Whistlers® with blanks.22 cal. Blanks (100)100 Bird Whislters® with blanks
Bird Whistlers® (15 mm green colored cartridge) make a very loud "SCREECH" sound that scares pest birds and wildlife. They're fired from a hand held launcher, and will screech for 250 - 300 feet. Actual range varies depending on firing angle and wind factor.
Bird Whistler® cartridge
Bird Whistlers® cartridge is 2-inches long (15 mm diameter).
Single Shot Launcher for Bird Whistler®
Bird Whistlers® are fired at a 45º angle using a Single-Shot Launcher (pictured), or a Double-Barrel Launcher.
Bird Whistlers® are sold in increments of 100 as pictured above (pic shows 2 boxes of 50 rounds + 1 can of 100 blanks).
$45 per unit of 100 rounds

Effective May 25, 2012, Sutton Ag's Bird Whistlers® are no longer regulated by ATF. Purchasers are not required to hold an FEL, but your Declaration of Use is required to be on file with Sutton Ag prior to purchase.

Shipment is subject to hazardous materials handling fees imposed by the carrier (currently $28.50 per package; up to 2,000 rounds of Bird Whistlers® can be shipped in a single package).

BIRD BOMB® and BIRD WHISTLER® ACCESSORIES

Blanks for Bird Bombs® & Bird Whistlers® Bird Bombs® and Bird Whistlers® are fired using .22 Caliber Blanks (6 mm). 100 Rounds of blanks/caps are included with 100 rounds of either cartridge and are also available for purchase separately.
$8/canister of 100 rounds

The Single-Shot Launcher has long been the standard launcher for projecting Bird Bombs® and Bird Whistlers®. A single cartridge and cap are loaded in the Single-Shot when firing.
$33 each
Single shot launcher for Bird Bombs or Bird Whistlers

Double barrel launcher for Bird Bombs or Bird Whistlers The Double-Barrel Launcher automatically re-cocks after the first round is fired, allowing you to fire twice in quick succession (bottom barrel fires first, top barrel second). Double-Barrels reduce reloading time, and are also useful when combining "screech" sound of Bird Whistlers® with "bang" sound of Bird Bombs®.
$42 each

SHELL CRACKERS

EPCD. FEL is required for purchase. Visit our EPCD License Help page for more information.
(An FFL/Federal Firearms License is NOT acceptable for purchase of these devices)

Shell Crackers (also known as "cracker shells") work in the same manner as Bird Bombs®, but are fired from a 12 gauge shotgun.
Box of 25 Shell Crackers12 ga. Shell Crackers
Shell Crackers are sold in increments of 100 rounds (4 boxes of 25 cartridges each; single box of 25 pictured above).
$120 per unit of 100 rounds
Shell Crackers
Shell Crackers are especially useful when a greater firing distance is desired as they will travel 200 feet or more before exploding. Actual range varies depending on firing angle and wind factor.
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Shell Cracker cartridge
12 ga. Shell Cracker cartridge.
Shell Crackers must be fired from a clean shotgun without a full choke, and with a chamber at least 2-3/4 inches long, and a barrel at least 20 inches long.

Shell Crackers must be stored propelry. A federal explosives license is required for purchase by private or corporate users (license not required from government entities/public agencies). Shipment is subject to hazardous materials handling fees imposed by the carrier (currently $28.50 per package).

SUTTON AG'S EPCD STORAGE MAGAZINES

Whether subject to federal licensing or not, EPCDs (Bird Bombs® and Shell Crackers) must always be properly stored. For your convenience, we offer approved storage magazines in 2 sizes:
  • Mag Model 1, $550: Capacity 5 cu.ft. / Holds up to 1,400 rounds of Bird Bombs®
    Dimensions: 32" long x 19" wide x 19" high. Weight when empty: 77 lbs.
  • Mag Model 2, $195: Capacity 2 cu.ft. / Holds up to 600 rounds of Bird Bombs®
    Dimensions: 22" long x 12" wide x 14" high. Weight when empty: 25 lbs.
    Mag model 2 is manufactured at our in-house fabrication shop, and may need to be scheduled for production. Please contact us for availability via email:  info@suttonag.com, or phone:  866/280-6229

    (Shell Crackers can also be stored in either magazine)

Large EPCD storage magazine Small EPCD storage magazine
Mag Model 1, $550: Capacity 5 cu.ft.
Holds up to 1,400 rounds of Bird Bombs®
Mag Model 2, $195: Capacity 2 cu.ft.
Holds up to 600 rounds of Bird Bombs®

Note for *FEL applicants:
A variance is required to store Bird Bombs® in either model magazine. Magazine purchase includes the following required paperwork for submission to the ATF:

  • Partially completed "Explosives Storage Magazine Description Worksheet" (ATF form 5400.13/5400.16). You'll just need to enter your information as applicable (a practice worksheet is included with these areas highlighted).
  • "Plat plan" for you to diagram the storage location of the magazine.
  • A sample of the "variance request letter" which you can copy onto your letterhead, as well as backup attachments (ie: Sutton Ag's Classification of Explosives, and U.S. Dept. of Justice determination letter).

*For information on applying for an FEL, visit our EPCD License Help page .

Pyrotechnic bird control devices are strictly regulated and not for sale at our online store. Please contact us for more information.

Effective February, 2014.
Prices subject to change without notice. All orders are F.O.B. Salinas, CA. You must comply with all federal, state, and local regulations before purchasing pyrotechnic devices from Sutton Ag. A federal explosives permit is generally required for purchase of EPCD. Shipment of Bird Bombs®, Bird Whistlers®, or Shell Crackers is subject to hazardous materials handling fees imposed by UPS/FedEx (currently $28.50 per package), in addition to freight charges. Credit terms are net cash within thirty days on approved credit. For your convenience, we accept VISA, MasterCard, & Discover, or can ship via COD service.

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