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Old 12-17-2013, 03:24 PM
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Love 'em Hate 'em ? Lets hear it ...

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Old 12-17-2013, 03:42 PM
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I won't say I hate them but I can't say I like what they do.

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hate em
We call them something else down here, not cormorants
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I detest those things.
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we have them bad kill 1000's of fish daily on the lake they deforest islands
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In the Les Cheneaux Islands, the US Fish and Wildlife started an eradication program maybe 5 years ago.

In 2 years, the yellow perch were back big time.

From nothing to jumbo perch in two years.

Hate those buggers.

Took over and ruined a Great Blue Heron island rookery.

We oil the eggs in the spring out there.
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they deforest islands please explain ...
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Originally Posted by Tommysmicroskiff View Post
they deforest islands please explain ...
Wherever large numbers create a rookery to nest, their crap kills the vegetation.

Case in point would be Goose Island in Northern Lake Huron.
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They are here in TN in large numbers. As noted above, they have deforested a number of small islands. I hope the State opens a season on them soon...
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Hate them with a passion. They kill the tree's on the uninhabited islands on Lake Erie. The tree's have about 75% of their leaves missing and the tree's are white w/ their crap. They have hurt the smallmouth bass population on Lake Erie. The DNR was putting vegetable oil on their eggs so the commorants wouldn't hatch, I don't know if they still do this or not. They also would allow hunt days for hunters to go out and shoot as many as they could in a day. I can't think of a single thing they are good for but I'm sure they have a purpose some place in the food chain.
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hate, They have no value to nature
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Dozens of videos of people who fish with domesticated cormorants.

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they have opened a season here in certain areas of SC. DNR is encouraging their death
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They do a number here in NJ ,when they stock Trout in the small ponds and lakes they eat most of them...They are not around most lakes untill the Trout are stocked, it like they follow the hatchery trucks...

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Originally Posted by weatherman View Post
They are here in TN in large numbers. As noted above, they have deforested a number of small islands. I hope the State opens a season on them soon...

I have seen this personally in TN. They turn an island of green trees into white sticks. Once that happens there isn't much to hold the soil in place, and the Island starts to erode away.

I have caught these birds on a rod and reel too.
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Many freshwater bodies are being turned barren by these things. I've seen flocks of hundreds of them systematically working a small pond eating everything they are capable of swallowing. Many trout ponds are destroyed because ,as mentioned , they have learned that in the spring the state fills the ponds with dinner . I've seen them on one of my local trout ponds working all the best spots daily , all day , till there isn't any reason for them to stay.
They have actually figured out where the fish hold . And hammer these areas . I know these spots from many years experience fishing this pond.
I called d f w about this problem years ago. They told me its a huge problem, that they are aware of . Told me some of the lakes in NY were being destroyed by them.
They also told me the enviro groups won't let them do a thing about it.!
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Not a fan of those birds. I had forgotten their real name.
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