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Field reports: Agency culls cormorants on Lake Vermilion

Published 06/09/2013, Duluth News Tribune

A United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services crew killed 70 cormorants on Lake Vermilion on May 29 as part of an effort to reduce the cormorant population on the lake, said Duane Williams, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources large-lake specialist at Tower. The day before, DNR officials had counted 349 cormorant nests on Potato Island in the eastern basin of the lake. That total was down from 434 nests last year.

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