Archive for canada geese

Giant Canada Geese: Our Greatest Conservation Story?

Given that the giant subspecies of Canada geese is now found in every U.S. state—often in nuisance-level numbers—it's easily forgotten that the world's largest geese nearly went extinct.

July 11, 2014

Dozens Hold Funeral for Euthanized Geese

Dozens of people held a memorial service for a group of 144 Canada geese that were recently euthanized by Gaston County officials in North Carolina.

July 17, 2013

See No Evil

Hard-hunted waterfowl are experts at spotting danger, and nothing will flare them faster than hunters who don’t hide well.

November 29, 2012

Canada Beckons

The diversity of species, nonstop action and generous bag limits offered by Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are arguably unrivaled by any U.S. destination.

September 26, 2012

On the Sanity of Goose Hunters

There are many who are content to sit over a duck-heavy spread with a dozen Canada dekes pitched on the upwind edge, their reward being the occasional “bonus” goose. But the honker hunters I admire most are those who set up specifically for geese.

November 29, 2011

NYC to Kill Nuisance Geese, Feed to Needy in Pa.

New York City has annually culled a portion of its nuisance goose population ever since the birds famously brought down U.S. Airways Flight 1549. I have no problem with goose control, but it did seem a tad wasteful to kill the birds and dump them into a landfill. Fortunately this year the geese will feed needy people in Pennsylvania, thanks to a decision by NYC's Department of Environmental Protection. A common-sense decision rendered by NYC government--imagine that!

June 16, 2011

The Best Surfing-Geese Video You'll Watch All Day

Writes Al Swearengen on his YouTube page:

June 13, 2011

Video: Crazy Goose Fight Ends Badly

I warned you about hormonal, city geese, did I not? The video below captures a violent encounter between two testosterone-fueled geese. They're entangled like two prize fighthers when suddenly one goose gets the upper-hand, pinching the weaker goose's neck and attempting to choke it out. The weaker goose escapes, but the video doesn't end there—you'll never guess its bizarre conclusion.

May 04, 2011

A Less Than Ideal Goose Nest

My neighborhood's community swimming pool has an unwanted visitor that's severely overstaying its welcome.

April 26, 2011

Your Worst Nightmare: Hormonal Canada Geese

As the great YouTube philosopher Antoine Dodson  might say, "Hide your kids. Hide your wives. 'Cause the geese are attacking everybody out here!" Suburbia's Canada geese just seem to go insane this time of year. They have little fear of humans, the females get territorial and the lovelorn males just want to fight, all culminating in an extremely high rate of pedestrian-goosings:

April 13, 2011

Goose-Nappers Strike Town Park

Three pranksters were arrested after cops spotted them driving around with a goose in the back of their vehicle. From the Chillicothe Gazette:

March 08, 2011

Four Canada Geese Mutilated in Naperville

The Headline: Four Canada Geese Mutilated in NapervilleThe Summary: The Chicago based station/website WBBM780 reports that a person made a "grisly discovery" of 4 dead geese that had been "mutilated" with their "chest cavities missing." Although the story has since been changed, the original story (which has since been removed from the site) posted on Dec. 30 treated the discovery like a crime scene, and said that officials "were completing their investigation into the apparent slaughter." The original story also said that "Canada geese were among the first animals and plants to be protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973," and that although "by 2001 [Canada geese] were considered recovered," it is "still illegal to hunt them." An updated story posted later that day said that Canada geese are legal to hunt, and that it may have been hunters that killed the geese.

January 04, 2010