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  •  Most of our problem geese are natives (4+ / 0-)

    As I am sure you know, most of our problem geese are native Canada geese.  There are many races with varying levels of migratory behavior that make them somewhat difficult to manage through hunting.  Plus, they are not very palatable in my opinion.

    They thrive because the like short grass (lawns, golf courses, etc.).  There are pretty liberal goose hunting seasons in many areas but they tend to have limited impact on resident urban populations that are such a nuisance.

    Mute swans on the other hand are introduced - and yes they are a problem in many of our wetlands.

    •  No I didn't know. I'm just beginning to really (0+ / 0-)

      look at and think about geese as well as other birds.

      I do know they are native though. And the number of domestics of any kind is very small. Only 3 ferals I can think of right away.

      How big is your personal carbon footprint?

      by ban nock on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 08:14:13 PM PST

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      •  You should look into goose hunting (1+ / 0-)
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        ...given your interests.  You likely would have little trouble locating a landowner would would be willing to part with a few nuisance geese.  Lots of people like goose meat.  I probably just haven't figured out the right recipe.

        Turkeys on the other hand...

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