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post #31 of 38

BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA, nice sequence!

 

 

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post #32 of 38
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And besides how do you expect these animals to get from A-B - take the freeway?

 

I think it's obvious they need some sort of mass transit solution.  High speed rail perhaps?

post #33 of 38
When I was growing up, our Weimaraner brought home a goose from the neighborhood lake about a half mile away. Carried it by its neck and deposited it next to my mom as a gift. Darned thing got up, waddled a bit, then flew away. Some dogs have soft mouths.
post #34 of 38

Geese are tough! my friend hunts them with mag load 3" shells. its more like an anti-aircraft gun.  Then, they have been eating chemically treated grass much of their lives here in the NE and the meat is like leather.  So who really eats these things? 

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Geese are tough! my friend hunts them with mag load 3" shells. its more like an anti-aircraft gun.  Then, they have been eating chemically treated grass much of their lives here in the NE and the meat is like leather.  So who really eats these things? 

They are pretty tasty.  And actually, for free-range chicken fans, pretty free-range, and the ones you can hunt aren't on golf courses most of the time.  They and cranes both get lumped in the inedible category for some reason.  Treating the meat well from time of harvest on is a big part of it.

 

On the nonlethal front, border collies are now used by a number of firms to help with goose control -- pretty neat modern use for those dogs. 

post #36 of 38
Back in NJ we had corporate geese (permanent, given up on migration) on most of the business campuses. Many businesses tried dogs, sound, predator cutouts, nets over ponds, etc. Some businesses had issues where visitors were blocked from getting to the front door by aggressive geese. Here in Montana, I really don't see them that much other than honking overhead. I guess wolves and mountain lions are the answer.
post #37 of 38

Our local conservation authority waits until the geese are in molting season, they move in at about 3am with a boat and closed trailer, and herd the geese in.  Geese can't fly away.  They ship them up north to a sponsored farm.

 

90% of the geese (in certain problem areas) are gone overnight.  Some people ask where the geese went, they just say the birds flew away LOL.

 

Not the cheapest solution, but humane and avoids bad optics of guns and "dinner" cookouts.  People here in urban Canuckland are very VERY sensitive about guns.  Herding the geese actually works pretty well.

post #38 of 38
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Geese are tough! my friend hunts them with mag load 3" shells. its more like an anti-aircraft gun.  Then, they have been eating chemically treated grass much of their lives here in the NE and the meat is like leather.  So who really eats these things? 

 

Jalapeno goose breast poppers in October with good IPA's.  Mmmm... 

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