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Old 09-18-2021, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default What can I do about water turkeys in my pond?

I know I can’t kill them, but is there a way to run them off? It seems like there’s always at least one, eating my perch.


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Old 09-18-2021, 11:43 AM   #2
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Maybe they’ll die if you shoot real close to them……
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Old 09-18-2021, 11:44 AM   #3
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Old 09-18-2021, 11:46 AM   #4
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Not sure what a "water turkey" is. Why can't you kill them? Are they protected or something?
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Old 09-18-2021, 11:48 AM   #5
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The Double Crested Cormorant, aka water turkey, is protected
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Old 09-18-2021, 11:49 AM   #6
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What water turkey?
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Old 09-18-2021, 11:53 AM   #7
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Delete this thread and then do what you said you “can’t” do
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Old 09-18-2021, 12:05 PM   #8
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Why do people ask questions like this on an open forum? Isn't SSS common sense?
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Old 09-18-2021, 12:07 PM   #9
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If this is a recurring problem, SSS may not be a reasonable long term solution...
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Old 09-18-2021, 12:17 PM   #10
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If this is a recurring problem, SSS may not be a reasonable long term solution...

Good target practice tho! Maybe some cheap arrows and distance shooting? ... I mean take pictures of em


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Old 09-18-2021, 12:26 PM   #11
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Why do people ask questions like this on an open forum? Isn't SSS common sense?

You’d think but sadly they don’t teach common sense in school these days ...not referring to the OP btw just in general


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Old 09-18-2021, 02:09 PM   #12
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Old 09-18-2021, 02:17 PM   #13
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They on ur property. Do what you want and keep quiet
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Old 09-18-2021, 02:19 PM   #14
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In some circumstances water turkeys are legal to shoot. I think if you are a commercial fish grower (and I’m sure on my pond) they are not protected.
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Old 09-18-2021, 02:22 PM   #15
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I’d shoot every one of em. There is a “fishing lake” at the public park in Katy. They stock it several times a year. I’ve seen as many as 30-40 cormorants there. Ridiculous.
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Old 09-18-2021, 02:39 PM   #16
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Why do people ask questions like this on an open forum? Isn't SSS common sense?
Just wondering if there is legal means.....
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Old 09-18-2021, 02:40 PM   #17
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Thats pretty interesting!
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Old 09-18-2021, 02:43 PM   #18
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You “could” have done something…..if you wouldn’t have run to the internet
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Old 09-18-2021, 02:59 PM   #19
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I remember several years back some fella got strung up for wiping out a tree full on Rayburn.

I can only imagine they either have awesome swimming skills or are less buoyant than ducks.
Honest question- y'all recon they sink or float once their heartrate goes to zero bpm?
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Old 09-18-2021, 04:07 PM   #20
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I remember several years back some fella got strung up for wiping out a tree full on Rayburn.

I can only imagine they either have awesome swimming skills or are less buoyant than ducks.
Honest question- y'all recon they sink or float once their heartrate goes to zero bpm?

A friend told me they float


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Old 09-18-2021, 04:15 PM   #21
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Old 09-18-2021, 04:38 PM   #22
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Not sure size of tank but if you can string a bunch of lines across the top they cant land on it. We had a small tank about 1/2 acre and it what we had to do. T posts and run 100# braided fishing string is what i think we used
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Old 09-18-2021, 05:03 PM   #23
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Air directly to their brain. I won’t ask any questions.
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Old 09-18-2021, 05:52 PM   #24
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Old 09-18-2021, 07:27 PM   #25
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You “could” have done something…..if you wouldn’t have run to the internet

Thanks for the advice!


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Old 09-18-2021, 07:40 PM   #26
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I’ve caught fish that had holes in em from those bastiges! They will clean a tank out.
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Old 09-18-2021, 07:53 PM   #27
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it is my understanding you can get a permit from TP&W or they come out to see if its a issue. I'm not certain 100%, but I was told that under certain conditions you can get a permit. Ask TP&W
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Old 09-18-2021, 08:14 PM   #28
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I was told a water turkey can eat up to 50 fish per day in a pond, they eat the regurgitate then eat more. I blast them
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Old 09-18-2021, 08:20 PM   #29
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it is my understanding you can get a permit from TP&W or they come out to see if its a issue. I'm not certain 100%, but I was told that under certain conditions you can get a permit. Ask TP&W
You can get a depredation permit if they are over populated !
But you literally have to have like a 1,000.
Most fun I ever had was managing a 1,300 ac. Wetland. We had a permit and I bet we killed over 6-700 of them one season.
They don’t flare and fall like geese with a sand hill beak.
Could literally kill 50-100 per day,
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Old 09-18-2021, 08:42 PM   #30
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Cormorants are NOT Water Turkeys... The Anhinga is a water turkey. Both are diving fishing birds, but an Anhinga is not a flock bird. The Cormorants are flock birds and can destroy a fishery... Small ponds can be protected by netting pretty easily. I've caught cormorants on trot lines using live perch for bait on hooks in 20+ feet of water!
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Old 09-18-2021, 08:45 PM   #31
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Take one of said perch. Bait a shallow limb line.
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Old 09-18-2021, 09:30 PM   #32
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They float. Got lots of em.
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Old 09-18-2021, 09:34 PM   #33
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Just a possibility, but you could let this be your last internet post about the problem, then follow Troy’s instructions to Elizabeth.
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Old 09-18-2021, 10:01 PM   #34
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Old 09-18-2021, 10:10 PM   #35
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Why do people ask questions like this on an open forum? Isn't SSS common sense?
For those that don’t know what SSS stands for, it’s shoot-shovel-SHUT UP!!
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Old 09-18-2021, 10:53 PM   #36
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Stock your pond with gators, they will take care of them, and you don't get in trouble.
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Old 09-18-2021, 10:59 PM   #37
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Choot em. They eat a ton of perch!!
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Old 09-18-2021, 11:01 PM   #38
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What saltwaterslick said we have pulled up numerous anchored jugs and trot lines in 20 plus
Foot of water with a cormorant on them
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:22 AM   #39
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Choot em. They eat a ton of bass!!
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:28 AM   #40
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They wipe out the fish in the neighborhood pond. Fourteen easily will swim each direction for hours eating everything. I hate them with a passion.
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Old 09-19-2021, 09:56 AM   #41
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I would go dove hunting on my pond, cannot help if they get in the way.
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Old 09-19-2021, 10:04 AM   #42
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You already said something ... SSS ... Lol
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Old 09-19-2021, 12:25 PM   #43
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I had em waiting by my fish feeder. When it went off easy pickins. I bought a owl decoy and put on top of a T post near the feeder. Haven't seen one in two months.
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Old 09-19-2021, 09:07 PM   #44
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It’s crazy, but he’s gone and I haven’t seen him today…thanks for all the advice.


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