Between February 2 and March 31, South Carolina hunters flocked to the Santee Cooper lakes for the state’s first-ever double-crested cormorant hunt. According to The State (newspaper in Columbia, SC), the inaugural season ended with 11,653 birds harvested. This is good news for many of the area’s anglers, who supported the hunting season due to the cormorants’ voracious predation upon both forage and game fish. Texas and Oregon are considering such management measures. Read more at the Outdoor Hub.