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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject: a sad sad day Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
canadian geese have been taken off the game bird list and given pest status. anyone anywhere anytime can take them anyhow Mad Mad Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

Wow, they must be a real problem.
They are trying to do that with red deer in Queensland.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:41 pm    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

the problem now is how do you know if thier poisoned???
We eat what we shoot and the thought that someone is allowed to poison them really grates.
I have only started to get the goose bug and now the rules have gone its going to be a whole new ball game.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:00 am    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

the geese have a temperary reprieve, the legeslation hasnt gone through YET so untill it does its status qou they are still undr fish&game control when the powers that be change status we then have 28 day notification period till it takes effect. they are saying poison wont be allowed the farmers will be able to chase geese off thier crops from the house with a centerfire, bet those cunning honkers will come back after dark anyway.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

wow this was a long while back now...they have had no protection for years now and numbers have if anything gone up as guys arent targeting them the same...we bagged 11 this duck shooting weekend just gone,I took 9 of those with a u/o and got 7 of them in one go when I managed to stalk to within 40 yards of large mob on the ground (2-300 birds)
they were really quiet on Thursday but are very spooky now....I guess 20 got taken from that mob over the weekend between the 20ish hunters up on lake.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

Glad they are prospering and you can benefit from it. Good shooting!

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 11:53 pm    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

We have a similar problem here in Alberta with the snow goose. For the first time in recnt memory we had a spring hunt for snows with a bag limit of 50. Yes that says 50, not a typo. Unfortunately for me we don't see snows are my neck of the woods.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

Very Happy I get to look out my living room window every morn and eve into my neighbors pasture(20)acres and see 5 pairs of canadian honkers grazing alongside of his cattle.Wonderful to watch-even better to eat after slow smoking over apple wood/pearwood smoke.Biggest problem here is that they are still protected by the feds!!! Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

while jump shooting yesterday we found mob of over 100 honkers and left them alone...moved another 50 yards down to where mallards were and jumped them getting 5...then a parrie that came for a look..the honkers just sat and watched from less than 150 yards away!!!! the moved off while we retrieving birds. we sat and plucked ducks and 9 honkers landed 60 yards away and proceeded to graze. neat to watch them while plucking ducks,we left honkers in peace for a mate to have go at properly with layout blinds and dekes.

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 2:27 am    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

Sad oh man now you do have to be careful in what you eat I did enjoy yours and mums famous goose tit nuggets
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

"goose tit nuggets" ??? LOL

Love Canadian Goose though, only other waterfowl I like better is Whistling Swan. Goose is gooooood stuff though.

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 12:56 pm    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

Goose Tit McNuggets

cubed into 1" or smaller pieces of goose breast(or duck)
plastic bag of breadcrumbs,flour and seasonings
pop cubes in and shake to coat then quick fry
or better still and our usual is to batter them...they just like bought ones but taste better and are better for you

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:17 pm    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

They sound awesome Elvis...will have to try them.

The Bossman Dallan wrote:
...only other waterfowl I like better is Whistling Swan.

Scratch is a Whistling Swan similar to the everyday common old white or black swan Dallan? I know they used to cook and eat swan in England back in the days when men were men and pansies were flowers, but haven't heard of it as table fare these days.

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 10:37 pm    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

Vice your black swan will be same as ours...they dont squawk much the big white ones are "royal game" over here so probably the same over there...Uncle Google will reveal all......

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 1:20 am    Post subject: Re: a sad sad day Reply with quote

Mr Google produced a lot of interesting data.

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