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#12581533 - 01/16/18 03:38 PM Cormorant Harvest Permits?
buggsboy Online   content
Angler

Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 310
Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
Are permits to harvest nuisance cormorants still available? This would be for a private club lake of about 50 acres. Thanks
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#12581856 - 01/16/18 06:40 PM Re: Cormorant Harvest Permits? [Re: buggsboy]
Bass Junkie Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 1265
Loc: Houston
Not through Texas. Here is a "short" report for more information. I know now why the population has exploded? Only a little over 500 birds have been taken over the last decade. How many potential trophy fish have these predators taken? They have disseminated the fish population in our pond.

https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/management/double-crested-cormorants/CormorantEA.pdf

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#12582491 - 01/17/18 08:41 AM Re: Cormorant Harvest Permits? [Re: buggsboy]
Meadowlark Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 3100
Loc: East Texas
My understanding is that Texas has decided to end the cormorant permit program.

I haven't seen hardly any on my ponds the last few years. Not sure why that is...but very grateful for that.

A 50 acre club lake would be difficult to protect, especially if it has any shad in it. Shad seems to be a magnet for attracting the water turkeys.

I have a "never been fired" propane cannon still in the box if anyone is interested in that.

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#12582633 - 01/17/18 09:57 AM Re: Cormorant Harvest Permits? [Re: buggsboy]
karstopo Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/22/16
Posts: 516
Loc: Brazoria County
The 77 acre lake I live on used to have hundreds of cormorants in the winter. There was an effort and permits obtained to control them. I haven’t seen any this winter, although, most winters there’s a big bunch of them out there. I used to see bass with scars on them from close encounters with the birds.

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#12582753 - 01/17/18 11:15 AM Re: Cormorant Harvest Permits? [Re: buggsboy]
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 1436
Loc: Dfdub
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