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Cormorant Harvest Permits? #12581533
01/16/18 09:38 PM
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Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
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buggsboy Offline OP
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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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Re: Cormorant Harvest Permits? [Re: buggsboy] #12581856
01/17/18 12:40 AM
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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

Re: Cormorant Harvest Permits? [Re: buggsboy] #12582491
01/17/18 02:41 PM
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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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Re: Cormorant Harvest Permits? [Re: buggsboy] #12582633
01/17/18 03:57 PM
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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.

Re: Cormorant Harvest Permits? [Re: buggsboy] #12582753
01/17/18 05:15 PM
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