River otter pond decimation

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  1. oracle

    oracle 6 pointer

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    is the department aware of this problem. I’ve lost the fish in two ponds and neighbors have had the same happen to them. I guess the lesson is - river otters don’t stay in rivers.
    Yes it is otters doing this.
     
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  2. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    SSS
     
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  3. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

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    Happened to my uncle's pond about 10-12 years ago. He called F&W, guy asked if he owned a .22 and left it at that. They will flat wipe out a pond quickly.
     
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  4. bearleft

    bearleft 6 pointer

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    I was fishing from the bank on Nolin and heard a commotion at a near by dock, a minute later an otter jumped onto the dock and ate it's catch. I watched thinking no one is going to believe me. It slipped back into the water and about 5 min. later the s.o.b. took my spring top fish basket with 10 big gills in it.
     
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  5. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    Know any trappers? Maybe advertise and let trapper come in and trap em out.
     
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  6. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 10 pointer

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    There is a season on them for a reason I suspect. I see them in the Cumberland all the time. Between them the eagles and cormorants the fish don't stand a chance.
     
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  7. BowOnly

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    They are legal to shoot. Season is November 12 to February 28. Season limit is 10 or 6 depending on what county you're in. Must be tele-checked similar to a deer.
     
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  8. rys40

    rys40 8 pointer

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  9. gds

    gds 8 pointer

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    As soon as they clean the fish out of a pond they will move on to the next one . My buddy has 2 big ponds and the otters cleaned out all the fish (bass ,"gills" and catfish ) . By the time he figured out what was going on it was to late . He said that he never saw them during the day light, only at night .
     
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