Archive for canada goose

Skeins in the North American Sky: The Return of the Giant Canada Goose

Though assumed extinct prior to 1962, the giant subspecies of Canada goose now numbers in the millions. Here’s how biologists and hunter conservationists brought it back from the brink.

January 05, 2015

From the Cookbook: Long Island Goose

Waterfowl seasons are in full swing, and it's time to start deciding how you're going to enjoy your next goose. Here's an idea from a fellow NRA member.

November 29, 2012

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

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

Man Pleads Guilty to Second Bird Killing

A Pennsylvania man pled guilty to unlawfully killing a migratory bird for the second time in six months.

May 13, 2010