Geese Control

 

The document below highlights information regarding Canadian geese and things that we can do to help control the population.  The geese lay eggs in April and early May.  If you find eggs on your property, please note the steps you may take to prevent then from hatching.  There is a requirement to register for geese control which can be done via e-mail.  The website is https://epermits.fws.gov/eRCR.  Thanks for your help.

GEESE
CAUSES OF OVERPOPULATION
-EXPANSES OF SHORT GRASS
-LACK OF PREDATORS
-LIMITED HUNTING
-SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING
-PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH OVERPOPULATION
-OVERGRAZED LAWNS
-ACCUMLATIONS OF DROPPINGS/FEATHERS
ON DOCKS, LAWNS, BOATS
-NUTRIENT LOADING TO PONDS/WATER SUPPLY
-AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR BY NESTING BIRDS

DISCOURAGING GEESE
-DO NOT FEED
-LET GRASS GROW 10-14” AT SHORELINE
-PLANT IVY, PACHYSANDRA, OR JUNIPER AT SHORELINE
-INSTALL 30” FENCING DURING MOLTING PERIOD (Mid-June-July)
-HANG MYLAR TAPE TO PRODUCE A FLASHING EFFECT
-PUNCTURE, SHAKE, OR APPLY 100% CORN OIL TO EGGS
REGISTER @ HTTPS://epermits.fws.gov/eRCR
(DO NOT REMOVE AS GOOSE WILL JUST LAY MORE)
-KEEP DOGS NEAR SHORELINE
-HUNT IN SEPTEMBER
(NYS HUNTING LICENSE REQUIRED W/SPECIAL WATERFOWL PERMIT)

FAST FACTS
Geese….
-produce one pound of droppings per day.
-live more than 20 years and mate for life.
-begin breeding at 2-3 years old & produce more than 50 young in a lifetime
-return to nesting area in March and lay eggs through April, early May
-undergo 4-5 week flightless period to shed and regrow feathers in mid June/July

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