Starlings/Cormorants

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  1. ALLSTAR 1

    ALLSTAR 1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Is it ok to shoot starlings as they migrate thru? Or do they have to be actually have to be doing some kind of damage? We have a farm near the river and sometimes there are huge flocks of them. Sometimes there are blackbirds and grackles mixed in too.

    What about Cormorants on a catfish lake?

    Thanks
     
  2. pintail09

    pintail09 Refuge Member

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    Cormorants are fed protected.
     
  3. howard s.

    howard s. Elite Refuge Member

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    In Ill. blackbirds, grackles and some kinds of starling are protected as well....but in the real world ....don't ask and don't tell still works.:h
     
  4. carlschmarl2

    carlschmarl2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Learn to live by the 3 S's...

    1. Shoot
    2. Shovel.
    3. Shut up.
     
  5. Gaudi

    Gaudi Elite Refuge Member

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    On cormorants and others you can get a depredation permit from fish and wildlife as long as they are doing some sort of damage....
     
  6. redjones

    redjones Senior Refuge Member

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    In Indiana you can shoot Pigeons,Starlings and English Sparrows year round they are not protected at all.


    Greg
     
  7. TEAMGTG

    TEAMGTG Senior Refuge Member

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    You can shoot them without a permit on an AQUACULTURE FACILITY only in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
    Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma,
    South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

    Wildlife services personnel can remove directly, or authorize you (with approval, and without a federal permit) to do so on private property in the following states:Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Vermont.

    Kill them all.....:pra
     
  8. 2n1shot

    2n1shot Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm pretty sure that's everywhere. And as for cormorants, see the post above mine.
     
  9. Ferg1

    Ferg1 Senior Refuge Member

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    in illinois euroasian starling (the ones im guessing you are talking bout) are not protected under the wildlife code. dont need a license to shoot em. just do it. always fun to see how many you can drop out of a flock. and as for cormorants, id like to see a season for em. eating all my fish
     
  10. itallushrt

    itallushrt Elite Refuge Member

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    In Kentucky as long as you posses a hunting license you can kill every european starling you see all day and year long.

    As stated the cormorants are off limits (feds).
     

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