Federal hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds

Warning: This one is also very depressing.

Exposing the Big Game

By JEFF BARNARD

Associated Press

Published:May 25, 2015 12:00AM
Last changed:May 25, 2015 10:04AM

Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times via AP
Double[breasted cormorants on East Sand Island in the Columbia River near Ilwaco, Wash., in 2011. Government hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to reduce the numbers of baby salmon they eat.

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–> Wildlife Services is slated to file a plan with the corps next week before starting to kill the birds.

Government hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokeswoman Diana Fredlund said hunters from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services agency went to a small uninhabited island off Ilwaco, Wash., Thursday to survey the…

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