Had enough of goose poop everywhere you step? Each Canada goose produce about two pounds of it a day.
Should your dislike of Canada geese have reached the point of no return, you may want to consider the drastic remedy of shooting the varmints. You are able to do that during the hunting season that opens September 1 and runs through September 25. But you have to be a card-carrying registrant of the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, which provides the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with a national registry of migratory bird hunters.
According to state regulations, in September there’s a daily bag limit of 15 birds a day (the number of birds any person may take or possess in the field) in the DEC Hudson Valley and South regions of the state. There are other hunting dates with smaller bag limits in October through January.
During the September hunting season, hunters are allowed to use electronic calling devices and to use shotguns capable of holding more than three but less than seven shells at a time.
Once an endangered species, in many areas the Canada goose has become a destructive nuisance. In New York State, the DEC says the state has a resident population of 200,000 Canada geese, and that a million of them use the Hudson Valley flyway every autumn. The state estimates that hunters kill 50,000 to 80,000 of them a year.