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Controlling Canadian geese
« on: September 17, 2018, 02:04:51 PM »
Does anyone have any experience controlling Canadian geese?
I have been asked, as they are flying into power lines and causing outages. So looking for professional solutions.
Keen to hear, thanks.
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Re: Controlling Canadian geese
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 02:19:32 PM »
Have shot a few, not with Airguns though.... they are a big bird and can be fairly hard to sneak up on out in the open. Whats the terrain like?
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Re: Controlling Canadian geese
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 04:06:23 PM »
Beautiful eating.

Rumour has it 8fpe - 12fpe is enough via head/neck shot on the ground in a survival situation
Shotguns are the way to drop them on the wing though.
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Re: Controlling Canadian geese
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 05:36:39 PM »
It's in timaru, and it sounds like managing a population, could be the task.
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Re: Controlling Canadian geese
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 06:27:19 PM »
Controlling larger numbers of any pest is best done with a little "pre-site prep" and a single shot from a safe distance...





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Re: Controlling Canadian geese
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 07:19:03 PM »
Prefeeding and baiting is an option, but there's no control over non target animals, ie sheep, mallards, etc. 
 I would think what you suggest as a good plan Wingman. We talking subsonic .22, or bigger and further away?

Unfortunately I won't get to do anything with this, as a fellow pest controller was asked. But appreciate the advice. If anyone is near Timaru, and feel they could offer a professional solution, I can put you in contact.

One condition being that, if you are successful in securing this work, you must  price in travel and expenses for one from Wellington.  ;)
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Re: Controlling Canadian geese
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 08:41:05 PM »
Aren't they the birds that migrate in big flocks. Hundreds, maybe thousands so you have to shoot a lot to make any difference.
They wreck pastures in the Wairarapa.
.17HMR and a suppressor from a distance and or a great big net.

Travel and accommodation and a new gun and ammunition sounds like you would price yourself off the job.
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Re: Controlling Canadian geese
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2018, 11:28:30 PM »
True, but the problem is that the birds are flying into power lines and causing power outages. So depending on who's loosing the power, my bit of fun might not equate to much coin in comparison.
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Re: Controlling Canadian geese
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2018, 08:25:12 AM »
Sounds like you would have to mount guard over the area with antigoose guns.

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Re: Controlling Canadian geese
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2018, 05:46:29 PM »
we have shot hunderds of them over the years real bloody pests around here coz no one ever shot them in
 duck season for years,prob coz so bloody hard get closenuf with shotgun,i allways used my ar15 on them
 didnt need get close with that n 55gr hollow points didnt take any prisoners eh!! real cagey buggers to
 they notice everything around where they hang out in mumbers if it changes they stay away,go next to
 next paddock,out range again,you can try setting up hay bales within range then leave for few days til they
 get used them n relax,sneak in during dark and shoot them soon you can see,but you wont get many,and
 they will move somewhere else,airgun waste time unless you can get real close,coz you only guna get one
 or two at time,n that wont solve problem,used be in plague preportions roun here,til we started killing then
 when nesting time and broke the eggs in nests etc,they bloody hard get rid of mate,you got kill hell lot
 them at one time,and do it many times and keep doing it til you get em all or they move soomwhere else
 and become someones elses problem,wish you luck on this one mate,of course the plus side is,you can
 get a lot good fun shooting time in eh!!!
 cheers mike

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Re: Controlling Canadian geese
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2018, 07:26:31 AM »
Fortunately, I aren't tasked with the job,  but valuable information from you guys with experience. 
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