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    The dock and lake house back lawn are getting a lot of unwelcome Canadian Geese visitors lately, and they leave their calling card everywhere. This is Watts Bar Lake in eastern TN, 1-2Nm downstream from TN National. As I understand it, you can't just open up on these critters without running afoul (or is that afowl? LOL) of Uncle Samuel. It's not a big deal if I'm there... some noise and a few bottle rockets does the trick. The problem is, we can go weeks in between visits. In the meantime, the little buggers crap up a storm. How can I make it less hospitable to them? I really don't want to fence the waterfront...
    Any ideas?


  • #2
    a bunch of stakes with rope strung between them with streamers

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    a paint-ball gun works too
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    • #3
      You need a border collie and someone willing to train and live down there.

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      • #4
        They won't fly away. This the molting season and they can't fly until molting over.

        For your reading pleasure as goose poop squishes while walking barefoot in the yard. https://lmgtfy.com/?q=goose+molting
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        • #5
          Would be a good time for duck a l'orange but seems some folks would be upset
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          • #6
            Webber grill with hickory and oak......smoked goose with wild rice and mushroom stuffing
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            • #7
              Free fertilizer for greener grass on YOUR side of the fence for a change?
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              • #8
                Adopt a couple of foxes.They will take care of your goose and any rodent problems.As unlikely as this seems and im mostly making a joke there is a guy up where i hunt that has a fox thats very friendly towards us humans.We call him the camp bush dog,lol.I got some picks somewheres with him and me eating chips,very effective rodent killer.Unfortunately it will most likely be killed by some moron as its very social and will run out to see and be around people.

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                • #9
                  What about setting up a couple fox or coyote mannequins. And even set them to move via some timers or such?

                  Here in middle Georgia, we have Canadian Geese everywhere. If there is a pond of water (I thing even a small wading pool will attract them), you will have geese. But they don't leave either. I thought they were suppose to migrate back to Canada in the summer and go south in the winter. Well somebody better tell these geese they are supposed to go home. They are here 24/7/365. And each year they have lots and lots of geeselets (yeah, I know, not a word).
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                  • #10
                    Goslings gm280.Geese do what they want to do,Nice sunny weather,food,wading pool,why the heck fly all the way back to rainy Canada,lol.

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                    • #11
                      Thank you everyone! I'm going to try a few suggestions here and on some other forums too. I appreciate the feedback!

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                      • #12
                        This is what I've been using , so far works decent..
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                        • #13
                          Don't bother with the fake coyotes. We have them up at Tahoe and my golf course. The geese literally walk all around them.

                          I have to use short metal cloth near the water's edge to keep them off my lawn at my Tahoe house.
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                          • #14
                            Fake swans. Swans and geese hate each other, and swans are actually pretty aggressive. I am fortunate enough to have real swans on my lake. Only saw 1 goose the entire time I have lived here. It was being chased away by the biggest Swan on the lake. Nothing like enjoying your morning coffee on the patio and looking up to see a swan flaying after a goose about 3 feet above the water. The swan was right on his tail. From the beak of the goose to the tail of the swan must have been 9-10 feet. Looked like a small plane.

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                            • #15
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                              string some fishing line a foot or so off the dock surface before you leave for a while - just don't forget it's there when you get back

                              btw, they're Canada Geese (unless you know and are talking about their citizenship)

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