Considering I've used the heaviest line and lost some pike, I can't see how reeling in a goose would work
NYC authorities euthanize flock of 400 Canada geese - CTV News
I can understand reducing their population, but they just gassed an entire population and it sounds from those who visited the area often, that they wiped them all out......
.... all because of one incident of hitting a couple with a plane.... sure people could have died, but they didn't.
How many sea gulls do they hit?
How about Crows or other birds?
Should they start wiping them all out as well?
Should take out a couple of them bald eagles too while they're at it... oh wait..... never mind.
Then you have another city wiping them all out because they don't like birds pooping in a park? Cripes....
I like how they use the word "Cull"
A cull is the act of removing animals from a larger group of those animals under certain criteria, usually removing undesirable traits from a group or to control a population to a manageable number..... as an example, the seal hunt is a cull because there is a set number allowed to be killed from the overall group during a limited period of time.
These people didn't cull, they killed every single bird they could find and wiped out entire flocks.
While this one action may not hold any serious damage to the overall species..... I'm a tad concerned about the possibility of them continually doing this annually with with little regulation except to snatch up as many as you can find and kill them without regard...... after a few years of this, and if more cities and States begin to do this to the Canadian Geese, there could be some serious problems.
I understand the concerns this pose to aircraft in certain areas, but this seems a little too excessive of a reaction if you ask me.... I mean hell, you got people using them as target practice with crossbows.
On just about any given day at least 400 geese (adults and babies) cross Bishop Grandin Blvd. here in Winnipeg.
Traffic stops and waits.
No big deal.
But if the geese endanger air traffic, that is a different and far more serious story. Sad it may be, but there is no other choice, but to exterminate them.
The Miracle on the Hudson can happen only once.
Now if they'd just legalize hunting Canadian Geese in city parks using
a bun squeezed around a fish-hook connected to a Pocket-Fisherman
(& then a bat to finish it quickly after they're reeled in), this problem
would quickly cure itself, and it would be a true cull of the nuisance
birds that hang around for the human handouts...and not every
goose that happens to just stop in on their travels.
YouTube - Pocket Fisherman
HeHe, we should make a mock "save the geese" topic and see how many people sign up.
We have a local park and my kids cannot play in it because of all the goose poop. I'm all for controlling the numbers. The focus being on CONTROL not extermination.
It does not look like your local park is controlling them.
The best method for immediate control is a dog. A local campus had a geese problem on the football field and bought one of those specially trained dogs that chase the geese away. The dog worked a week and has had an easy life since. The guy from the college then said...
"He doesn't do much now because after a couple of weeks the geese stopped coming. If we could only teach it to run up the side of the buildings now to get the pidgeons."
I would imagine they went somewhere else to wreak havoc.