Canada geese are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (16 USC 703-711). This act made it illegal to harvest waterfowl or other migratory birds except during the hunting season or by permit. It prevents the unrestricted egg harvesting and commercial hunting for meat and feathers that was commonplace in the United States in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. This treaty gave the U.S. and Canadian governments (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service, respectively) the authority to set limits, make regulations, and issue permits to harvest or take waterfowl. In addition to federal permits, most states require permits anytime one intends to destroy eggs or nests, capture, relocate, disturb, or harvest Canada geese.
We work within the guidelines of the following organizations:
Ohio Geese Control works closely with the Division of Wildlife and we are on their list of preferred vendors for Canada geese control programs. All permits must originate from our clients, once the permits obtained, Ohio Geese Control can manage the eggs, record the information and then deliver the correct information to the Division of Wildlife.
Links to additional information:
- The Humane Society of United States Geese Control
- PETA Humane Geese Control PDF
- OSU Extension Canada Goose Facts
- OGC’s Top Three Tips on How to Get Rid of Canada Geese
- ODNR’s Egg Addling Permit Registration
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Program
Let us help you manage your Canada geese problems. Our process begins with a site visit, depending on this assessment we will establish a service custom to our clients’ needs. We will give recommendations for combining and applying several dispersal methods. Constantly harassing the geese, we eventually force the geese to disperse. Call us at 877-91GEESE to set up your appointment.