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Duck season 2023

Old 05-09-2023, 05:01 PM
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Duck season started Saturday, I was fishing off the river mouth and caught four snappers. Later in the evening, i intercepted six geese and shot down one bird. That was a productive Sunday afternoon, some fresh fish filets and a fat goose.🤙👍
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Old 05-10-2023, 03:32 AM
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Canada Geese in New Zealand? Were they brought there or arre they native?
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Old 05-10-2023, 11:29 AM
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The Canada geese were brought here in the 1900s and are nationwide. The Eastern region has a population of approximately 6000 geese.
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Old 05-10-2023, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Manu
The Canada geese were brought here in the 1900s and are nationwide. The Eastern region has a population of approximately 6000 geese.
Thanks, I would have never thought you guys had Canada Geese.
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Old 05-11-2023, 06:58 PM
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No worries, the geese are here to stay, and with no predators. They rule the waterways, lakes, and coastal wetlands.👍
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Old 05-12-2023, 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Manu
No worries, the geese are here to stay, and with no predators. They rule the waterways, lakes, and coastal wetlands.👍
There are places in America where they are known as flying rats. We have populations that do not migrate but stay in place as the flocks get larger.
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Old 05-12-2023, 07:07 PM
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Yes, same here, we have an open all-year policy to control the Canada geese population. It's almost impossible to contain these birds. You could shoot a thousand geese, and they would replace those numbers the following year with ease.🤔👍

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Old 05-13-2023, 04:16 AM
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yep! Who would have thunk it when there was aa time we didn't really have many in somwe oarts of the country.
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Old 05-14-2023, 12:04 AM
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We can only do our best to keep geese numbers under control. The next generation of hunters will have to take on the challenge and i wish them good luck.👍
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Old 05-14-2023, 03:39 AM
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Just pluck those bad boys and stuff them with apples and bast them with apple cider and cook to medium rare and enjoy.
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