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Old 02-08-2012, 03:49 PM  
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Are they decent eating?

I could see making a trip up there if they are.
ROAD TRIP!!! Sounds like more fun then when you took Inspector on that 3 hour cruise.


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Old 02-08-2012, 03:58 PM  
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The eating is a matter of the person doing the judging.

The wild are cleaner and stronger in flavor and out locals are a little more "fishy" and have less flavor.

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Yeah, don't go shooting them...I honestly don't know what to tell you. I've always heard of how much of a burden they are for people, but never known how to get them to go away.

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vette -

So apparently, you have no suggestions on a solution for a centuries old problem. It is almost as difficult a problem with deer when homes and people attract creatures.

If you don't like it, control them within reason for the environment that they are coming into and attracted to.

The bears are a bigger problem to control since they are seasonal. I can live with the turkeys and deer stripping off tomato plants and shrubs, but I do like to see the deer at about 9:00 AM when there are no tomatoes or shrubs to graze on.

All to often, the deer wander on to the streets and roads in spite of the DNR approved controlled measures because of the increased population.

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http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/wildlife/broc...orelines-e.pdf

This site has ideas for controling geese.
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All of those have been tried here. The Canadian Goose is considered an illegal alien because they stopped and never leave on a migration.

The health problems for people and the costs associated with them are far beyond the enjoyment since the population has gotten out of the "cute" level.

They have become permanent residents and people always stop to let them cross the road or freeway because you never know many will survive. When they get bigger, make messes, destroy yards and get aggressive they become pests that are far worse than the deer invasion. There has been a problem with children being attacked by geese. The deer can be managed much easier by professional hunters hired by municipalities, but the geese are more aggressive, smarter and are too close to people to be hunted or managed reasonably.

Everyone in Texas and Minnesota would be happy if the geese were really migratory and continued south for the winter instead of stopping over and becoming permanent residents.

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An update -

My neighbor just took a friend to one of the hospitals or the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

He had never been there before and he hit and killed a couple of geese in town ($600 damage). He swears there are more resident geese in town than doctors or residents because they are everywhere and the city crew was cleaning up the streets and sidewalks from the geese at the lake adjacent to the power plant.

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ROAD TRIP!!! Sounds like more fun then when you took Inspector on that 3 hour cruise.
That was blast! He figured out the coconut radio on his own. I was proud.

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The eating is a matter of the person doing the judging.

The wild are cleaner and stronger in flavor and out locals are a little more "fishy" and have less flavor.

Dick
I'll have to give it a try then.

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All of those have been tried here. The Canadian Goose is considered an illegal alien because they stopped and never leave on a migration.

The health problems for people and the costs associated with them are far beyond the enjoyment since the population has gotten out of the "cute" level.

They have become permanent residents and people always stop to let them cross the road or freeway because you never know many will survive. When they get bigger, make messes, destroy yards and get aggressive they become pests that are far worse than the deer invasion. There has been a problem with children being attacked by geese. The deer can be managed much easier by professional hunters hired by municipalities, but the geese are more aggressive, smarter and are too close to people to be hunted or managed reasonably.

Everyone in Texas and Minnesota would be happy if the geese were really migratory and continued south for the winter instead of stopping over and becoming permanent residents.

Dick
Yes we would.
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My friends here always enjoy going to Texas to hunt the migratory geese when it is warmer there and have the sport of real hunting and not running over the "illegal alien" geese around here. The the trailing goslings are cute and a road hazard when they cross in the spring, so that is when the problems start since not enough leave. - they are not as smart or elusive as the turkeys that apparently can read the hunting regulations and know when and where to hide.

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yeah, the radio was tough but..I just wish I cooda got that car started....



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