Canadian Geese...

Midnight Raver

Active Member
Do y'all ever get any Canadian Geese in your neck of the woods down there? If so, can and do any of you hunt them at all? Are any duck and geese fair game during bird hunting season? Just wondering what it's like for others down there(and else where, for that matter). I used to go bird hunting way back when, but only took some pheasant. Those damn Canadian geese are probably protected or something these days here in Moscowchusetts. Lord knows Teddy K loved any and all of them illegals here...

anyhow, tell me if you have these geese and tell me all about your bird seasons, eh? :mrgreen:

I hates them geeses to pieces!!! :evil:
 

fordnut

Active Member
Man...The Canadian Geese have gotten to lazy to fly any more..We have them here about all the time...You can hit the with a rock in a lot of places...

I thought they used to fly North in the summer...Now, they just stay around about all year...

They are pests some places.

Steve
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
Exactly my point, they are flying rodents and illegal immigrants of the north. Worse thing is if it isn't allowed to be hunted(at least at the specific time) and you even harm so much as a feather on them(yes, even in self defense and unarmed as well!) those PC Liberals call forth the powers that be upon you with heavenly wrath! I have seen in some states that they hire dogs for Golf Courses to help keep them out, Lord knows those same PC Liberals hate picking them green cigar turds from the bottoms of their snazzy golf cleats! :lol:

So, do y'all have any specific season that you can take them?
 

fordnut

Active Member
I have heard that a bunch of golfers got together one Saturday morning and shot 25 Can. Geese on the Golf Course where they play...Their droppings were ruining the Greens. The droppings, when hit by a mower, just turn into a grease spot.....

They took the law into their own hands...so to speak...but they fixed the problem...

Steve
 

shane361

New Member
Have then all over my neighborhood. We have ponds everywhere....almost took a few out with my Stang one day :twisted:

Steve almost did also...lol :lol:
 

Frost

Active Member
Ducks are the problem here.
Did you know that if a Mallard breeds with a white duck the offspring are spotted?
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
The greenskeepers should be able to mow the geese- that would get some feathers flying!

They should issue Stang permits for taking them as well- no limit.

Didn't know that about ducks though. Ducks up here are actually pretty cool, not even remotely a nuisance like those damned geese are!
 

thebrasilian

New Member
I grew up on Lake Erie. Only use to see them in the fall. Then in the early 80's...they never left and the population grew...fast. It was illegal to hunt them as well. Every year you would read article about kids that tried to pet them and ended up with either a broken arm or leg from these Vermin.

They need to be controlled!!

By the way...they taste good.
 

Yvess

New Member
wow...if it's illegal to hunt them their population will blow up. I also heard that they really taste good, though I have never tried to taste one, mentioning about how it taste...I'm back to being curious again...
 

PCShogun

Member
I've been looking into how to clean and prepare these Geese also. I've got a flock that hangs out around our pond in the neighborhood. I could walk up to them with a bat and take two or three I'd bet. We ever have a SHTF moment and that flock is getting thinned.

They are not white meat birds like chicken and other fowl, the breast is more like a lightly flavored roast. Rub on some oregano, garlic, and basil and I'd bet its yummy.
 

mcdaniel

Member
The best way to prepare a goose is to breast it out like you would a duck. After you get the meat from the breast wrap it in newspaper. Once you let it rest to get the oils out, take that whole sumbitch and toss it in the trash and go out to Bojangles. Guaranteed delicious every time.
 

fordnut

Active Member
No Man...The best way to fix a duck or goose:

Put bird in roasting pan. Add spices to taste. Place in oven for correct amount of time-till golden brown...

Take bird from oven. Drain juices from pan...Save juices...Throw friggin bird away...

Use juices to make deliciouis STUFFING...


Steve
 

biganimal

Member
I grew up on the shores of Lake Ontario in NY state. The Canada Honkers would fly south every fall and fly back to Canada in the spring. but about thirty years ago the damn things started staying thru the winter. We had goose crap all over our yard year round. You can only kill em during the posted hunting season and there is a limit to how many you can take. So we trained our dog to chase them off but he got too good as he liked to run em down and break their necks. One morning we had 21 dead geese in the backyard. They do taste good but you can only stomach just so much goose meat. we gave away as many as we could but still had to toss about ten in the pig pen for disposal. we still own the property and now that we don't live there the population has exploded. I will need to have a plan in effect when we start summering up there in a few years.
 

thebrasilian

New Member
Im excited now. These thing were protected in Ohio. Watched a kid get his arm broken by one once. Evil things deserve to be eaten.
 

Enjay

New Member
Goose eggs are good eating so you might want to aim for the ganders and throw a sack over the hens.
Goose is good, it's similar to duck if you've ever had it. I think slow cooking is the way to go with it, I find that the wild geese tend to get dry, stringy and greasy if you cook them fast and hot.
 
I'm writing this while sitting at a computer in Canada--Southern Ontario. They're protected around here, so our local gov spent zillions designing and building the banks of a local pond to cut down on the goose population. They're nuisances. There are so many of them, and they're not totally stupid. The alpha male (I call him) stops traffic for the mom and goslings to cross from one grassy area to another. Worse, many don't bother to migrate south for the winter.

Not to change the subject, but these last few warm winters have brought an interesting guest to Toronto--to add to the hundreds of thousands of raccoons (I have to Blackberry BBM my neighbor to get the dog in because a 'coon is taking over the back yard.)

Possums. They are thriving up here. I wonder how they'll adapt when we go back to a more normal -20 cold spell.

Eat a goose? Nope. Not up here. Duck, wild turkey, but not those things.
 
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