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Canada Geese in NJ

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by harbinger_j, Aug 2, 2007.

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  1. harbinger_j

    harbinger_j Member

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    I am a new hunter and am looking for some advice.
    In NJ we have a special Sept. season for canada geese because they are such a nuisance.
    The daily bag limit is 15!
    Assuming I can shoot up to 15 what will I do with them all?
    I don't think I will want to pluck them all, I have heard about just cutting the breast meat out.
    What do I do with the carcass? This is Northern NJ, I don't want to be fined $X for leaving a pile of dead carcasses in the woods. Also I don't want to bring them all home since I live in an urban area.

    Has anyone ever hunted on a golf course? It is a weird question but with the problem geese are here I'd think they'd love to have hunters take some geese.

    I have plenty of other questions but wanted to know this first, any other advice would be greatly appreciated especially about geese in the north east.
     
  2. 41magsnub

    41magsnub Member

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    I don't suppose you have hutterites in your area? In Eastern MT where I go hunting we can take the birds into them and they run them through their turkey plucker saving a boat load of time.

    As far as cooking them so they are edible.. I am still working on that.
     
  3. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Member

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    I only kill what I can eat. But you can skin geese, which is easier than plucking. Gut them, wrap them in freezer paper and freeze them.

    You may also find organizations to which you can donate game to feed the hungry -- http://www.huntershelpingthehungry.org/
     
  4. DogBonz

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    I thought that these things taste horrible

    I have always heard that due to the fact that they injest a lot of pesticides and fertilizer from lawns that they are not good eating.
     
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