I have a problem that I want to get dealt with, but it is kind of a tricky problem due to a number of factors. Still, I am pretty confident that there has to be a good solution to the problem,and I want to make sure that I can figure out what that solution is. I am reading about Canada geese control in NJ because the problem that I am having is with an overabundance of Canadian geese on my property. I am not sure what makes them like my property so much, but it seems like there is an abnormally high population of them around here.
I wish that they would just go away, but I do not think that is going to happen without doing something to get them to go away. I think the easiest way to handle the problem would just be to shoot them all. Shooting them all would provide the added bonus of being able to have a lot of nice geese dinners. Unfortunately, you can’t kill the geese, or at least, you can’t kill them legally anyway. It has nothing to do with the amount of geese in the population, or whether or not the species is doing well.
Rather, the reason that you can’t kill geese is because they are protected by the migratory bird act, which stipulates that migratory birds cannot be killed and sets up penalties for breaking said law. I am not sure why Congress thought it was a good idea to protect birds that migrate in the first place, but the law is in place and there is nothing that I can do about that. Rather, I am going to have to figure out a way to get these geese to go away that does not involve killing them.