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Village of Ridgewood Looks to Reactivate “GeesePeace”

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood is looking to reactivate Ridgewood GeesePeace . Originally formed in March 2007, Ridgewood GeesePeace is a group of volunteers that recognized the health hazards associated with the unchecked growth of our resident Canada goose population and acted to resolve this wildlife conflict by implementing humane methods endorsed by major national wildlife protection and humane organizations.

During the first half of the 20th century, migratory geese were captured for use as live decoys. The resident Canada geese in are the descendents of these captive migratory geese. The captured geese, flight feathers clipped, sometimes with light weights on their legs, lured other migratory Canada geese into lakes, wetlands and rivers during the great Canada geese migrations in the spring and fall. These captive geese were also bred in captivity. As a consequence, their descendents do not have biological need to migrate to Canada since geese nest in the area where they were born.

5 thoughts on “Village of Ridgewood Looks to Reactivate “GeesePeace”

  1. They are like rats. Need to exterminate them before we start hearing about more bird strikes taking out airline engines.

  2. Need to do something ASAP about these birds. Veteran’s Filed gets a thick layer of their poop in the summer. And they are fast increasing the numbers in RW.

  3. North American grey squirels have an average life span of 10-11 months.

  4. I can’t stand these dirty birds that come on my property I showed him I don’t care. Rodents with wings they make such a dirty mess. And yet we have nitwits that love these dirty messy birds. What’s wrong with people. They don’t do any good for the environment .

  5. We should gather them all up and have target practice. Instead of turkey shoot we have geese you that would be great. But of course someone will cry or you know the poor birds please enough of the bullshit.

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