Out of the Blue

I know people can find Canada Geese a nuisance, but I find the fact that our homeowners association rounds them up every spring extremely distressing. When I first learned of the practice I asked if they were relocated or killed, and the glib answer was "don't know, don't care." The idea they might be killed bothers me a lot, and with the first geese showing up on the pond for the spring this is starting to stress me out. I decided to do a little poking around, and found the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation Regulations on the topic. It turns out that trying to drive them off is allowable, but relocating them is not, and killing geese here would require a specific federal permit. It would not surprise me greatly if the HOA is not bothering to get such a permit, so now I need to decide whether I want to get caught up in raising a fuss over this. Have any of you had such a bad experience with uncontrolled goose populations to know that I'm going to regret it if it turns out there's something I can do about this? I'm imagining there's a possible Twilight Zone scenario here where I end up in a hell of my own making.

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Dwarf-Snowninja wrote on Mar 7, 2021, 15:10:
Might be an unpopular solution, but my hometown has large populations of Canada geese because of a large series of lakes and rivers close to downtown and proposed using Australian shepherds to herd them to specific lakes/riversides largely because they'd strip all the vegetation and the banks would start eroding rapidly and displaced several native species via being super aggressive and territorial; there was the issue of their feces being everywhere but that felt kind of an aside. This was discarded because herding them was considered inhumane as it might frighten the geese and disrupt their nesting, despite the state department of fish and wildlife finding this to be a fairly inexpensive and safe solution versus hand-moving the eggs and using noise or other means to move the geese.

It felt like a win/win to me as the geese weren't physically harmed, they were still allowed to graze and to nest, vegetation would be allowed to regrow, and native species would be given a chance to claim some of the space the geese displaced them from.
Mom was a champion Aussie breeder. Can confirm this is the best solution.
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