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Re: Hate a thief (ID the bird) [Re: Dutch] #15994497 04/14/21
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Originally Posted by Dutch


Once herons find a guaranteed meal, they and their five dozen descendants will return until it's fished out. Best to nip it in the bud.


Mennonites will do the same thing to a farm pond.

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We see this one a few days/week. He is pretty skittish. I have not put the laser on it, but he usually hangs out about 70 to 80 yards from the house. As soon as I step out the door, he's gone. I got these pics from inside the house.

Like Slummy suggested, a gun poked through a cracked window would be the only way to get him. And at that range, #6s would probably bounce off his feathers.

But a 10-22 would not bounce off. Hypothetically speaking, of course.

I should kick Momma's little terrorist dog over the fence to chase him off. But my daughters has ewes and lambs and miniature goats, and turkeys, and chickens, and ducks out there. I would be in all kinds of trouble over that ruckus.


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If they get the bass i kill their ass.

Cormorants are the worst.


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22-250 is good GBH medicine, I heard from someone else that was definitely not me for sure....

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Re: Hate a thief (ID the bird) [Re: Idaho_Shooter] #15994648 04/15/21
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Originally Posted by Idaho_Shooter
Dutch, I and the pond are inside city limits these days with lots of nosy neighbors and right on the intersection of two busy county roads. Gunfire would get a response..........probably not one I would like.

The pond is eighteen feet deep. We will just have to suffer with the loss of fingerlings to hungry predators. The banks are steep enough that the adults do not even expose themselves much when spawning.

Eagle are occasionally seen down on the Payette River, and sometimes an osprey. But we do not see them much away from the river. Eagles are pretty thick right in downtown Boise on the Boise River.


Cb longs are your friend. I know my 243 is within minute of Heron out to 485

The eagles don't hammer our fish like the other a-holes.

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Originally Posted by Dutch
I ran a big hatchery that was covered in standard chicken wire that was about 20 years old. The bastards figured out that they could walk on top of the ceiling, and they worked the wire with their feet enough to create holes, some big enough to get their bodies through. I'd come in in the morning and there'd be a dozen squawks and blues in the cage. Took me a while to figure that one out.

The owner used to have a fishing club on the creek by the hatchery. That worked until the pelicans found it. Wiped it out in less than two weeks. Some birds ate some much trout they couldn't fly.

Once herons find a guaranteed meal, they and their five dozen descendants will return until it's fished out. Best to nip it in the bud.


They do the same thing on our netpens. They figured out that if enough of them sit on top of the birdnet it will sink it and they can hammer the fish. Up until one gets popped and then they stay away for a bit

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The hatchery owner on our gun club here shoots them. It got so bad he had to erect dog fence over the raceways to keep them out. The coons were just as bad!

Re: Hate a thief (ID the bird) [Re: Idaho_Shooter] #15994870 04/15/21
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243 from about a hundred yards works, those birds are real leary and will fly off as soon as they see you unless they've been conditioned to be around people.


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We have lots of blue herons here in North Carolina. They are beautiful birds. They are master predators.

Re: Hate a thief (ID the bird) [Re: ingwe] #15995149 04/15/21
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Originally Posted by ingwe
Originally Posted by Birdwatcher



Birdie is right.




You can't out Birdie the Birdie!


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“Charley” winters in Sarasota and hangs out on the dock at our condo.

Re: Hate a thief (ID the bird) [Re: FishinHank] #15995301 04/15/21
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Or LR, if you can afford them, body hit and fly away. No funeral


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Re: Hate a thief (ID the bird) [Re: Idaho_Shooter] #15995312 04/15/21
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Somebody mentioned commodores. Federal protection for that buzzard is ......well you know already. I went on a catfishing trip down to Santee Cooper with a friend and our sons probly 12 years ago. You would have needed to be there to believe the number of those things. They went across the open water in a rolling wave. Thousands of them, never seen anything like it. Most have been 200 yards across. Sounded like a hailstorm coming. Protection? Crazy.

Edit: Cormorants. Auto complete sometimes doesn’t understand.

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Re: Hate a thief (ID the bird) [Re: jaguartx] #15995328 04/15/21
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Originally Posted by jaguartx
If they get the bass i kill their ass.

Cormorants are the worst.


Pelicans have cormorants beat by a bit. In the above mentioned event, my landlord came into possession of one, and it had eaten a 24" trout. Plus, if you're a farmer you can shoot depredating cormorants, but pelicans are a no-no bird. Not to mention they are so big, it's hard to hide the bodies..... wink


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I caught a 14” crappie last year with what I assume was a wound from a heron. I had a 3/8” hole all the way through right above the ribs. Both filets had a perfect triangle hole through them.

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yup, that's a heron peck. Amazing what a fish will live through, sometimes. Heron's may be "master predators", but they maim a LOT of fish.


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You filthy poachers!!!

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Leave the carcass out where they can see them.


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