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Nuisance Canada Geese Removal using Border Collies

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Geese Information

Links & Regulations

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Geese Information

Links & Regulations

Goose Control Links
Canadageese.org summarizes the benefits of using Border Collies for goose control.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Humane Goose Control Solutions:  A Guide to Integrated Management Programs. See Hazing and Harassment on Page 13 for use of Border Collies in hazing solution.
GeesePeace — an organization dedicated to building better communities through innovative, effective and humane solutions to wildlife conflict.  
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Canada Goose Egg Addling Protocol (Jan. 2009)
Managing Canada Geese in Urban Environments in depth guide covering many facets of urban goose issues and management thereof.
Coping with Canada Geese  2010 OSU Extension publication on geese habits and control techniques with a focus on Ohio.
For goose control work outside of northeast Ohio contact these service providers:
Central Ohio - Go Geese Go
Sacramento, CA - Dog & Whistle Goose Control
San Francisco Bay Area - 4 Paws Goose Control and Losee’s Goose Controll
Regulatory Overview & Links
Federal and state regulations for the control of Canada geese are derived from the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Federal regulations are established by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (the Service).  Ohio state regulations are established by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Wildlife.
Regulations state:
“All control activities, except those intended to either scare geese out of, or preclude them from using, a specific area, such as harassment, habitat management, or repellents, require a Federal permit  . . .
Wild Geese Control’s hazing with dogs, which harasses geese, but does not harm them, does not require Federal or State permitting.

Links & Regulations

State regulations follow Federal regulations for the control of Canada geese. For goose control activities such as depredation hunting, trapping and nest or egg destruction, State permits are required (in addition to Federal permits). Generally, ODNR requires non-lethal efforts be attempted prior to issuing depredation orders - hazing with dogs being one such non-lethal tactic. Canada geese information from ODNR, including their on-line damage report form, can be viewed here.
United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) links:
Mississippi Flyway Council Migratory Bird Management an advisory body to the USFWS. Similar advisory bodies exist for the Atlantic, Central and Pacific Flyways. Ohio borders the Atlantic Flyway.