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#485943 - 02/08/18 07:38 AM Re: Cormorants Eating Fish [Re: CGF]
Dave Davidson1 Offline

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 13561
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Legally no Pat. I donít recommend that anybody break the law. However , if I was raising chickens and a hawk was getting them........
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#485945 - 02/08/18 08:49 AM Re: Cormorants Eating Fish [Re: Dave Davidson1]
Pat Williamson Offline

Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2382
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Funny every time cormorants show up I feel the need to "sight in " my 22.......

#485960 - 02/08/18 11:58 AM Re: Cormorants Eating Fish [Re: CGF]
TGW1 Offline

Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 2454
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
For me, when I set up a target at the far side of the pond and shooting from the hill is about 300 yds. My 22 mag will need to be adjusted as wind dictates. And sometimes will fall shot of the target and the bullet will hit the water. smile There is a shooter here that has a really nice rifle to shoot hogs and such, might work well here.
Do not judge me by the politicians in my City, State or Federal Government.
Thank The Good Lord the government in Washington DC gets little done.
Outlawing guns will make a lot of us down here in the South
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#485962 - 02/08/18 12:55 PM Re: Cormorants Eating Fish [Re: Pat Williamson]
DonoBBD Offline

Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 1951
Loc: Ontario, Canada, Eh.
Originally Posted By: Pat Williamson
Can't you destroy critters that are destroying your property?

Here in Canada here or at least in Ontario you can if it is damaging your farming practice and costing you money. Big game like deer you need to get permission to harvest them if crop damage is too high.

If you feel threatened by a racoon, fox, coyote, or ground hog you are allowed to take it. You are allowed to have a varmint gun at hand and not locked up as long as it is un loaded. Ammo/clip stored or hidden. All other guns must be locked weather with a trigger lock or in a safe. Ammo must be locked up as well.

Cheers Don.


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#485975 - 02/08/18 06:17 PM Re: Cormorants Eating Fish [Re: CGF]
Dwight Offline


Registered: 12/06/04
Posts: 5495
Loc: Minnesota < SW < USA <...
When I got my permit they quit showing up. They are not that smart so I attributed it good pond management.
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#485981 - 02/08/18 07:54 PM Re: Cormorants Eating Fish [Re: Pat Williamson]
Bill D. Offline

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 5608
Loc: Boone County Illinois
Originally Posted By: Pat Williamson
Funny every time cormorants show up I feel the need to "sight in " my 22.......

I "pellet train" them..... grin

You'll never know what ya can catch unless you wet a line!

#485984 - 02/08/18 08:45 PM Re: Cormorants Eating Fish [Re: Bill D.]
Pat Williamson Offline

Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2382
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Bill that's a great idea! Wonder y I didn't think of that
Those critters can eat a lot real quick

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