Light Goose Dilemma

Since the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was signed in 1918, the main objective of North America’s waterfowl management community has been to maintain or increase duck and goose populations.

In recent decades, however, waterfowl managers have faced a new challenge as populations of lesser snow, greater snow, and Ross’s geese—collectively known as light geese—have soared to alarmingly high levels.

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2 comments
Paul Kah
Paul Kah

So as the article goes on and AGAIN provides the facts of damage light geese are causing then WHY does the USFWS have limits on them during the fall season??? It makes no sense. If you want to try to gain as much effect as possible on the population of light geese you would think there would be NO limits on them during the hunting seasons!

Eric Wells
Eric Wells

The problem is with no restrictions people will shoot them just for sport and end up throwing piles of geese into dumpsters and ditches. Somehow these birds have been tagged as pests and unedible. I have no problem with people killing a hundred geese a day, as long as they dress them and eat them or get them to people who will.