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    Quote Originally Posted by dean.f View Post
    Last duck season I had a huge swarm of them in a feeding frenzy pass across my decoys by the hundreds I've never seen anything like it. It would be nice if they were a tasty pest.... who's going to give it a try?
    Based on their mainly goby diet and the bioagnification factor, I imagine they would be filthy with heavy metals. They'd probably taste like a dirty old Long-tailed Duck or a Surf Scoter (so nasty you can't even choke it down in a curry dish). I wonder if the hound would even eat them if you boiled them up in a stock pot? You'd probably end up with a dead dog. Had a friend lose all his walker hounds (kennel of 9) to early hemangiosarcoma cancer before they were 5-6 years old from feeding them big Lake Ontario chinook and rainbows that he downrigged back in the 90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveBates View Post
    You're allowed to just bury them in your yard.
    I'll send you mine..tell me how long before the yard stinks...
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveBates View Post
    There's aprox 10-12 on my lake, they'll be taken care of sept 15 they sun themselves on one little island with there wings spread.....almost as they're taunting.....lol.
    I have a feeling they will quickly learn to associate boats with guns. Plus boats have to be stationary with the engine shut off. I think it will take a while to figure out effective techniques, like maybe using two boats, one to flush them and the other posted. Should be fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty55 View Post
    I have a feeling they will quickly learn to associate boats with guns. Plus boats have to be stationary with the engine shut off. I think it will take a while to figure out effective techniques, like maybe using two boats, one to flush them and the other posted. Should be fun.

    I'm thinking like you. I don't think it will take them long to vacate an area once they start getting shot, and if enough people are hunting them, they will head to areas with less human presence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenelon View Post
    You can call me a cynic, but I'm already thinking it will be a black eye for all hunters when you get dead birds pitched into the cattails right at the public boat launch, covered in maggots and stinking to high hell. Next will come the social media flap when the person walking their dogs finds 50 of them dumped on the closed road allowance where they exercise their dogs. I cant see the average hunter paying to dump them at the landfill. Hopefully common sense prevails. Wonder if the extra shooting early in the season will cause the geese to be early spooked and shy.
    No different that the pictures of piles of geese dumped in ditches that I see every year. Theres slobs in every sport. I dont think they need to not have a hunt because a few people are lazy a-holes

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    I ate one merganser a long time ago and haven't since.
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    Maybe a local farmer will use them for fertilizer ?
    Good Luck & Good Hunting !

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    There's probably a few neighbourhoods in Tronna that would take 'em?
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    I wouldn't say I seek them out but have had my fair share of hooded mergansers over the years and they don't taste to bad.

    I think i would need to be REAL hungry before I would ever eat a cormorant

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    I've had good success using goose carcasses at bear baits but I have no idea if cormorants would work, could be worth a try at least.
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