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This weekend another Duck Commander wantabe apparently mistook a swan for a snow goose at Dillon WA. Another hunter called the GW after observing the hunter that was arrested and another hunter shooting at the swan which was crippled. The GW tried to catch the swan with help but it escaped into the underbrush. The hunter turned himself in to the GW and was charged with the offense. His shotgun was also confiscated. I have to look up the civil resistitution on a swan to ODNR. It is a shame that everyone who thinks they can buy a few decoys know everything about duck hunting.
 

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GW that's checked us at Pipe Creek said a few were shot at pickerel on the opener also. Some people need to stick to playing video games and hang up the waders.
 

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Yes. I looked up the civil recovery for a swan. It is a $1000 minimum. A comorant is only $20.00. What I can not figure out is how a 20 pound white bird can get away on the ground.
 

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Glad he was arrested. Years ago I watched 2 nimrods open up on a flock of "Comorant Geese/Canvasbacks", they had several flopping on the water, I started yelling at them giving them He!! The GW was in the backwater in plain clothes, heard the ruckus, left his boat and walked up the bank, asked the nimrods what was going on, they said that the guy on the island was yelling at them and he thought maybe they had shot some canvasbacks and that I was mad about it. The GW got his boat came over to us and asked me to give a written deposition which I gladly did....he said to write down what happened and what I said.....It started out ##@@%***@@!& and finished ##@@@%^&&@@!, he read it, smiled went back to the nimrods and towed them and their boat and gear to the ramp.... Nothing a MORON does surprises me any more.
 

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Happens every where, its a shame but nothing new! Glad he got caught, some never do! $20 for a cormorant isnt very much tho, should be higher.
 

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I don't get how anyone can shoot a swan. I have seen 4 shot over the years, 2 killed and 2 crippled.
If you don't know what it is don't shoot it, to knock a swan down with steel it would have to be on top if you, and they don't look like snows.
How many of us on this forum harvest any snow/blue geese in Ohio each season?
 

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Yes. I looked up the civil recovery for a swan. It is a $1000 minimum. A comorant is only $20.00. What I can not figure out is how a 20 pound white bird can get away on the ground.
$20 For a Cormorant is worth every penny:shootingguns:
 

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to knock a swan down with steel it would have to be on top if you
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Quite the opposite. For a large bird, swans are very easy to bring down. The boys in North Carolina use 20's and 410's to make it more sporting. The two we shot dropped stone dead at 40 yards.....

At 20 bucks a cormorant I think we should all take 10 and get rid of the nasty things.
 

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I watched the state shoot a bunch of them off of east harbor. If they are mute swans they said it is not against the law because they are not native but they also said they do not recommend shooting them unless you are 100 percent sure.
 

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I watched the state shoot a bunch of them off of east harbor. If they are mute swans they said it is not against the law because they are not native but they also said they do not recommend shooting them unless you are 100 percent sure.
actually, if you read the ORC, definition of migratory game birds, it states waterfowl(anatidae). Therefore, anything in that family are regulated migratory game birds. l swans are in the family anatidae, therefore, if there is not an open season on them, you can't shoot them.
 

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actually, if you read the ORC, definition of migratory game birds, it states waterfowl(anatidae). Therefore, anything in that family are regulated migratory game birds. l swans are in the family anatidae, therefore, if there is not an open season on them, you can't shoot them.
special provisions under ORC......

iii) Mute swan
(a) Mute swans may be captured or taken by licensed commercial nuisance wild animal control operators, landowners, or agents of the landowner, only after such landowner where the damage or nuisance is occurring has received a permit from the chief of the division of wildlife or their designee.
(b) The division of wildlife representative approving a mute swan removal permit for a landowner may include specific stipulations on the permit under which mute swans, their nests or eggs may be trapped, captured, taken or destroyed. It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any stipulation set forth on their permit. A violation of any permit stipulation is a violation of this rule, and such permit is the subject to revocation by the chief or their designee.


(b) It shall be unlawful to take nuisance migratory birds in violation of the United States Code of Federal Regulations.
(c) Inactive nests of non-colonial migratory birds may be removed.
 

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there is a nuisance rule for almost everything, but to think you can shoot them at will because they are nonnative is false. :tiphat:
 

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The hunter claimed the sun was in their eyes and they didn't realize it was a swan until they pulled the trigger.
If you would have seen how close they were to the other hunters it was unnerving. Plus they shot over that groups head while shooting at the swan.
Definitely an uneducated hunter.
 
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