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Can you shoot Canada geese in Massachusetts?
Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, can you kill Canada geese in Massachusetts?
It is illegal to destroy eggs of most bird species, including Canada geese. You can apply for a special permit to addle eggs or destroy geese nests on your property (application to apply for a permit can be found below).
Furthermore, can you shoot a goose in the water? There is nothing "illegal" about shooting a "sitting" duck or goose whether it be on the water or ground. Some say it's not sporting that waterfowl hunting is a wing-shooting sport. I say take the most lethal/ethical shot you can.
is it legal to shoot geese on your property?
Harassment techniques are used to frighten and discourage geese from using your property. They are non-lethal and it is legal to harass Canada geese without a federal or state permit as long as they are not injured, touched or handled by a person or a dog.
How do you keep Canadian geese away?
5 Tips to Keep Canada Geese off Your Property
- Don't feel the need to feed. Throwing out bread for birds to eat is a popular practice, but you should resist the urge to do so.
- Build a barrier. Geese tend to land on the water and then swim to shore.
- Scare them straight (away from your home).
- Catch and release elsewhere.
- Aim and fire.