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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-23-2014, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Feeding Canadian Geese?

I recently switch my guy over to a raw diet, still gets kibble as treats but the results have been awesome. More energy (not that he needed that), better coat, better appetite and stools.

I don't have a hunting permit but where I live we walk a path/trail and we have 100's of Canadian Geese all over the place. So much so they are almost a pest around here now. Lots of them run off when they see Jake coming but some want to come after him. I know I can go let him get one if I were to let it happen. I've never fed wild game before. Is it best to freeze them first, cook them a bit, or just clean it feed raw? Worried about parasites and things like that.
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Not sure I understand correctly, if you are suggesting to allow your dog to catch the geese? I would advise against it. Allowing your dog to chase/harass wildlife is illegal in the US and I'd bet its the same for Canada. If your talking about legally hunting them yourself, then go for it. There are some guidelines to follow dealing with feeding wild game, if it were me, I'd cook it.
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Geese are protected here, completely. No hunting of them allowed. They can be pretty mean and I wouldn't mess with them. They were hissing at me and Midnite one time and he did the right thing, ignored them and walked away

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From what I've read they are not protected here in Canada and they have a daily limit.

Environment Canada - Nature - Migratory Birds Hunting Regulations, 2013?2014: Ontario

As for them being pretty mean? They are but the dog can catch and kill it no problem.. And that's meals for at least a few days. I'm not worried about the dog getting injured by a goose lol
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Not sure I understand correctly, if you are suggesting to allow your dog to catch the geese? I would advise against it. Allowing your dog to chase/harass wildlife is illegal in the US and I'd bet its the same for Canada. If your talking about legally hunting them yourself, then go for it. There are some guidelines to follow dealing with feeding wild game, if it were me, I'd cook it.
I'm not worried about the law, put that aside. This is on private property and I'll do what I want. The question was more about if about the feeding, cleaning, cooking, parasites, freezing etc.
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I'm not worried about the law, put that aside. This is on private property and I'll do what I want.
You can't do whatever you want just because you're on private property. The rules and laws still apply to you even on land you own.

And from the link you provided:

"In Ontario, non-toxic shot must be used to hunt migratory game birds, except for woodcock."
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I hope that if you decide to do this you at least kill the goose in a humane way and sending your dog after it is in my opinion not...my dogs have killed rabbit but if I could have prevented it I would have. I think people would be enraged if you were suggesting this for an eagle not sure why a goose is different and yes I know eagles are protected...I like geese so if you do this I hope the goose puts up a fight
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You can't do whatever you want just because you're on private property. The rules and laws still apply to you even on land you own.

And from the link you provided:

"In Ontario, non-toxic shot must be used to hunt migratory game birds, except for woodcock."
I know this... In MY SCENARIO the law would never be around and we can get geese.
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I hope that if you decide to do this you at least kill the goose in a humane way and sending your dog after it is in my opinion not...my dogs have killed rabbit but if I could have prevented it I would have. I think people would be enraged if you were suggesting this for an eagle not sure why a goose is different and yes I know eagles are protected...I like geese so if you do this I hope the goose puts up a fight
Accidents happen. This thread is in the BARF section talking about ways to feed dogs for a few days. This is just illegal hunting.

OP - if you're going to feed wild geese, do it legally. Get a legitimate hunter's license and follow the laws in your area.
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I hope that if you decide to do this you at least kill the goose in a humane way and sending your dog after it is in my opinion not...my dogs have killed rabbit but if I could have prevented it I would have. I think people would be enraged if you were suggesting this for an eagle not sure why a goose is different and yes I know eagles are protected...I like geese so if you do this I hope the goose puts up a fight
Does your dog not eat meat? Have you never hunted before? Do you not eat meat? The goose would be caught by the dog and when he brings it to me the neck would be slit and that's the end of it. This isn't a post about hunting or what the law is. As for the animal not being killed in a humane way? Hunting wildlife is a lot more humane compared to any animal you can purchase in a store or what's put into your dogs food.
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