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AdamFoose1 02-05-2012 06:35 PM

canadian geese
 
What is the best way to get the damn Canadian Geese out of my yard??? I don't want to resort to shooting the stupid things...

mudmixer 02-05-2012 08:30 PM

They are tough, independent and can be very mean and you never know when the will come back.

After a few golfers at a course I belonged to, were attacked and they had to fight off the critters to avoid problems. It got so bad that the golf course put in floating plastic swans (enemy of geese) that lasted long enough until the smart geese figured out the solution.

The geese are not at all "stupid" and are very smart and like to walk and graze on an area that has grass, insects and seeds. They just jump into any water for a cruise.

They can be a real challenge to control.

Dick

TxBuilder 02-06-2012 02:34 PM

Why not?

They are migratory, should be moving along soon.

mudmixer 02-06-2012 03:09 PM

They are not always migratory around here and the big ones do not necessarily go south because they have learned where to get good food year around.

There is the story about a golfer that was arrested for killing one with a putter out of season and he was released since his defense was self defense.

They are smart like the wild turkeys and somehow know the hunting regulations, areas and schedule dates.

Dick

oldognewtrick 02-06-2012 05:23 PM

We've got alot around here up on Old Hickory Lake that have taken up residence and the folks who live on the lake complain about the mess. I think I would put goose on the menu if it were me. Just my:2cents:

AdamFoose1 02-06-2012 05:29 PM

Has anyone used Goose repellent in there lawn?

nealtw 02-06-2012 05:35 PM

You know they are Canadian because they walk around saying ey, ey, ey! Actually they are Canada geese but if they don't leave they would be illegal alians.

TxBuilder 02-07-2012 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mudmixer (Post 67627)
They are not always migratory around here and the big ones do not necessarily go south because they have learned where to get good food year around.

There is the story about a golfer that was arrested for killing one with a putter out of season and he was released since his defense was self defense.

They are smart like the wild turkeys and somehow know the hunting regulations, areas and schedule dates.

Dick

Did they ask the other geese what happened?

mudmixer 02-07-2012 01:55 PM

The other geese did not do well on the witness stand because of the language problems.

I have heard that some people in the area are taking geese by bow now since the professional "thinners" did not do a good job. Maybe the professional deer hunters can do the job while they are there next year. Then they can start on the turkeys. - It is amazing what creatures the outer suburbs attract, but I haven't had a bear in the yard for 2 years when he destroyed and stole a bird feeder or two..

Dick

TxBuilder 02-08-2012 03:12 PM

Are they decent eating?

I could see making a trip up there if they are.


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