Russ Mason is wildlife chief for the state Department of Natural Resources. He says the DNR is seeking to re-negotiate an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the number of birds that can be culled.
The double-crested cormorant is protected as a migratory species.
Currently, 10,500 cormorants can be killed each year. The state wants to double the cap to 21,000 or begin a regional approach to managing the birds. UpNorthLive
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