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Damn them Geese are bothersome at times....

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Today they were somewhat bothersome. The first one was hissing at me as I got to close to his sweety. Then an area I was hoping to fish, a couple of them came splashing in, and I had to skip that area. In fact I had to skip several areas today because of them. All in all I hooked 7 trout, landed 4, hooked several bluegills and sunnies and even got a 1 lb SMB.

Posted on: 2013/4/7 19:23
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Re: Damn them Geese are bothersome at times....

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That's not bad considering the geese were around. Last year I had problems with ducks on the Pennypack and the Little Lehigh.

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Usually its because you are approaching their nest of eggs.

Posted on: 2013/4/7 20:44
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I've been run outa Dodge many times by geese. Swans are even worse. Tis that time of year to keep an eye out for crooked necked waterfowl headed your way.

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I was fishing the little lehigh one time and I looked downstream and saw a line of geese coming up. The stream was only about 12' wide in this area and the geese were single file when they got up to were I was fishing I had to stop fishing so I just started counting them 65 geese all in a single file row. Unbelievable they stretched as far as I could see. Another time I was at hopewell lake just checking out the dam and got too close to a pair of geese that must have been guarding a nest they starting going ballistic and I started backing off but I noticed that every goose that was out on the water immediatly turned and started swimming directly toward the commotion probably 25 geese. Animals are awesome!

Posted on: 2013/4/8 4:46


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OSPREY , eats 'em for dinner. It's the poop that always ends up gettin me somehow , don't you have to wonder sometime3s how that much discharge can come from such a small vessel?

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Gummint even had a study about that, too. Apparently the shat on average every 6 minutes while feeding.

The geese around my place must be smarter than most. Either that or they heard that I got an interesting goose pastrami recipe from this site. They see me coming, and they get the flock out of here.

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Farmer..........you have those flockers on your farm? I swear i've had beagles that dint leave that much dirt. Shat would be past tense?

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Farmer..........you have those flockers on your farm? I swear i've had beagles that dint leave that much dirt.
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Yea, those, blue herons, sandhill cranes, many species of ducks, all kinds of birds.

I live in (or under) a major migratory flyway.

If I wanted a goose dinner, all I would have to do is wait for some to fly over and pick one out. Or I could "borrow" some of my neighbors lawn art (goose decoys) and call some in.

But they stay out of my yard, and for the most part they stay away from my pond because we chase them off. They stop occasionally, and this year there was a pair that hung around for awhile, but they won't stick around. Many other ponds nearby are more suitable for nesting including a couple of them across the street.

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Shat would be past tense?


I believe the study was completed.

Posted on: 2013/4/8 8:22
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Fishidiot: Are goose eggs any good for eating?

Posted on: 2013/4/8 8:37
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All the stockies have been rising at night around 10pm in the local stream. Friday night I was hiking/fishing along the creek late at night. About a mile into my hike, I came to spot where there were probably 6-10 fish consistently rising to small caddis and midges and I could see them from the street lights.

As I sat down to take off my streamer and tie on a few dries, two geese come smashing down right on top of the risers and start fighting each other, ripping up and down the water.

needless to say, the fish stopped rising.

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The non-migratory geese got so bad at my local put and take lake that they raised the levels of e-coli and closed the lake twice in the last few years. Recently they "opened season" for like a week or two. Basically you take a shot gun, walk up to within 2 feet of a goose, and blast it's head off. I haven't partaken because I'm no hunter, but I know a few who have and they say it's rather ridiculous.

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Yeah it's insane in my local creek. They are EVERYWHERE.

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OSPREY , eats 'em for dinner.
Those dirty birds (wild) are tough eating because they're on the wing so much. It's mostly dark meat anyway. Only good goose is a dead goose. Hate em!

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The non-migratory geese got so bad at my local put and take lake that they raised the levels of e-coli and closed the lake twice in the last few years. Recently they "opened season" for like a week or two. Basically you take a shot gun, walk up to within 2 feet of a goose, and blast it's head off. I haven't partaken because I'm no hunter, but I know a few who have and they say it's rather ridiculous.


I'm wondering if that is even legal. I'm not a goose hunter. Real goose hunting is expensive. It is probably at least as expensive of a hobby as fly fishing and the times that you can do it are much shorter. But I do know that there are rules, both state and federal, that go beyond the no lead shot rule.

If it is legal as presented, I don't have a problem with it. Yea, it doesn't sound at all sporting, but if the meat is used, ... I don't begrudge anyone who does this to provide a meal or two for their family. I'm sure if fixed right, it would be palatable. And what about donating it to a shelter? You can do that with venison, why not goose?

I may shoot a couple of them this year to make jerky and one or two other recipes that I have, and I assure you it would not be sporting either. I just have to shoot them from a little further away. But I have said that before and never did it. I am still curious though. If I ever do satisfy that curiosity and decide that I don't like the taste, then I will no longer have a desire to shoot them. Then again, I'm sure my dogs would eat it, especially the jerky. Would be cheaper than Milkbones and they would like it even better.


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