I have a lot of problems with Non-migratory geese in my yard and I strongly dislike them. Don’t get me wrong – I love nature and all of the birds and critters who visit – I just dislike Canadian Geese and Voles. The various Migratory Bird Laws have worked too well in the case of Canadian Geese and a large percentage of them no longer Migrate – they stay around all year and leave their excrement everywhere. Excrement that can harbor a variety of diseases.
This Non-Migratory goose problem has gotten so bad in a number of areas that some State Governments now have special Non-Migratory hunting dates for what are rapidly becoming Nuisance birds. Pennsylvania has four (4) Goose hunting periods and 3 of time are specifically for Resident Population Goose Zones (RP).
I’m tired of stepping in goose poop.
Diseases that Canada Geese Carry | Ohio Geese Control
Canada Geese (Branta canadensis)Public Health
Chapter 14. GOOSE DISEASES
2017-18 WATERFOWL SEASONS SET – Pennsylvania
Study of bacteria inside guts of wild Canada geese shows greater danger than earlier studies exposed | Smithsonian Insider
Why Presque Isle’s Beach 11 has seen high E.coli counts – posted 8/21/18