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02-24-2014 12:22 PM
my boy diesel i have had a hunting dog
she did not kill or fetch things in the manner
you describe
the bird was shot
and she retrieved it

not only is it inhumane to allow a dog to
chase and kill or maim a bird such as
you describe
you are setting horrendous precedence
for the dog

just shoot the dang things and cook them up
makes more sense and would kill parasites
if present

btw i think google could answer your questions better
since you seem frustrated by peoples responses

we all know dogs can kill things
the question is
should we let them
or even encourage it?
02-24-2014 12:08 PM
Blanketback Lol, bga! We have a nice little boat launch around the corner where our dogs get to run and swim. I avoid this area after the snow melts for a good month, to give the other dogs who frequent the spot time to eat up all that goose poo. Ugh, I don't think other people can imagine a ground completely covered in it - but take our word for it, folks: it's true.
02-24-2014 12:01 PM
Originally Posted by GreenCo View Post
They are so bad here I would go as far as saying they are a pest. I can let my guy get a few a day if I wanted to. I guess asking questions about raw feeding in the raw feeding section isn't the right area.
Indeed. It's absurd how many are around Ottawa. We've got a huge field near our house .... can't use it because literally every square foot is covered in goose crap...
02-24-2014 11:53 AM
middleofnowhere To the OP:
It really is not advisable to broadcast that you intend to do something illegal on a message board. It is probably not in your best interest to project a blatant disregard for laws on such a site either. It is unrealistic to expect people to ignor that aspect of your post(s).

I think people have expressed their concerns about feeding your dog his catch from a health standpoint. I suppose you could look into the health of the goose population in your area as in what is advocated for legal hunt game. Evaluate what they have to say & decide if this is a good idea from the perspective of the dog's short term health. Long term, it may be a problem because here in the states dogs can be shot for harrassing game or livestock. Maybe not in Canada. Being shot is kinda hard on their health.
02-24-2014 11:49 AM
Originally Posted by GreenCo View Post
This thread has got way off topic.

Question is should I: freeze, cook or feed as is when feeding wild game?
My husbands rule for game meat - frozen for at least 3 days before consuming. Game meat -Rusty mainly gets venison. He's also had rabbit on occasion. Still frozen first for 3 days. All is fed raw.
02-24-2014 11:28 AM
Blanketback The worry I have about letting my dog kill wildlife is that under the law of natural selection, he'd be killing the weakest member. So, thinking in terms of geese, will he get the one with avian flu? Will he get sick? It's not worth the risk to me - although we do need a cull here.
02-24-2014 11:19 AM
Saphire Gus has a full summer ahead doing goose control which does not entail killing or injuring them. Nothing like your dog paying for his own dog food!

I would rather have my dog drive them away...not kill and eat them himself. You must remember that to allow and encourage this behaviour brings a future of possible unwanted kills ie. raccoons, cats etc. some of which could cause damage to your dog.
02-24-2014 11:11 AM
Blanketback The open season in the southern district of Ontario is longer than other districts. It's odd to hear them referred to as "migratory birds" because there's more than plenty here already! They really are becoming an urban pest.
02-23-2014 11:05 PM
Wild Wolf
Originally Posted by Blanketback View Post
I think that some people can't appreciate the fact that there are a bazillion geese in some areas - waaaaay too many. If your dog caught a rabbit, you'd get lots of advice on feeding.
^ This is the reason my dog and I are volunteering at a second airport in Ontario this spring, and will also be working the grounds at a local college campus during the "Canadian goose season". In the words of the staff, "those geese are nothing but aggressive pests"... last year someone's car was attacked by a nesting pair on campus grounds and, the same pair continued running students off. They have been bad the last few years... like they lost all their patience for humans lately.

Sorry, off topic...
02-23-2014 11:01 PM
Wild Wolf
Originally Posted by GreenCo View Post
This thread has got way off topic.

Question is should I: freeze, cook or feed as is when feeding wild game?
The most I would do is freeze it for awhile. There are ways to check wild game over for parasites, diseases, etc... I cannot tell you how since I have yet to start learning... that is my husband's job. :P
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