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Old 07-03-2015, 09:20 PM   #1
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What happened to all the geese in Meredith that have made pests of themselves the last few years? Am I jumping the gun, or do they seem to be missing? Just wondering if there was some sort of intervention??
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:52 AM   #2
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What happened to all the geese in Meredith that have made pests of themselves the last few years? Am I jumping the gun, or do they seem to be missing? Just wondering if there was some sort of intervention??
They all have reported to Moultonboro
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:13 AM   #3
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Just watched my neighbor terrorize two adult and 4 baby geese with his jet ski. I get that the geese can be a nuisance but this particular group was just swimming by and he chased them and then did donuts around the babies to try to drown them.

The very best of humanity in display there. Jerk.


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Old 07-04-2015, 05:06 PM   #4
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What happened to all the geese in Meredith that have made pests of themselves the last few years? Am I jumping the gun, or do they seem to be missing? Just wondering if there was some sort of intervention??
Maybe the shiny silver polar bears scared them away
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:39 AM   #5
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According to the Laconia Sun they all have moved to Lake Opechee
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:59 AM   #6
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Just watched my neighbor terrorize two adult and 4 baby geese with his jet ski. I get that the geese can be a nuisance but this particular group was just swimming by and he chased them and then did donuts around the babies to try to drown them.

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As much as some people hate them I happen to agree, specially about the young ones.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:43 AM   #7
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Isn't there a fine for harassing wildlife? I think so.
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After putting up this simple net the geese have been non existent on our property. There is a group of around FIFTY geese that hang around our cove. They come right up to our shore front then realize the babies can't get on the grass because of the net. The net is easily rolled up each morning.

If geese come on or near your property you CAN harass them.
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No, you can't. I called around to ask and it is a federal offense to harass migratory birds. You can let your dog bark at them to scare them off - or use other loud noises - but that's about all you can legally do besides preventative measures like fencing.


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You can let your dog bark at them to scare them off - or use other loud noises
What about quiet noises?



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I thought there was a fine for harassing wildlife. So it is a federal offense at that? I am reminded of a similar incident which happened a couple winters ago when someone was charged for chasing moose with his snowmobile. There was a lot about it on the papers at the time. Is the law different for geese? I don't think so.
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No, you can't. I called around to ask and it is a federal offense to harass migratory birds.
Barking dogs, blowing air horns, shooting propane canons or firing starter pistols are all forms of harassment that can be used to keep geese from your property as long as they don't cause harm or injury to the bird.

Driving close to chicks with a PWC, firing paintball pellets, allowing dogs to attack, anything that causes harm or injury, is what you are restricted from doing.
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I thought there was a fine for harassing wildlife. So it is a federal offense at that? I am reminded of a similar incident which happened a couple winters ago when someone was charged for chasing moose with his snowmobile. There was a lot about it on the papers at the time. Is the law different for geese? I don't think so.
There's moose in NH? Moose are like bigfoot. Plus, moose never crap on my lawn or in the Meredith town park
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There's moose in NH? Moose are like bigfoot.
More like Bigfoot on a three day cocaine bender. That bastard chased me down on our camping trip in Erroll. It would have made perfect sense at the moment if Jeff Goldblum showed up riding a T-Rex.
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There's moose in NH? Moose are like bigfoot. Plus, moose never crap on my lawn or in the Meredith town park
Pink or colored string on the shore tend to keep them off the lawn as well. Geese don't like going under/over things and will not go where they don't have a clear exit. We've used this method for years, and we have a lot of them in the area. It's worked like a charm.
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