Feeding the wild

Discussion in 'Geese' started by carladababe, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. carladababe

    carladababe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Dixon, Missouri
    Is it legal to feed the wild geese that visit my property?[​IMG]
  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    It depends on a lot of factors. Most states have hunting regulations about "baiting" which is basically doing anything that encourages wild animals to come towards you or other people or hang around a certain area. These laws are often used even in non-hunting situations to discourage feeding even on private property and city parks. If there is hunting anywhere around your property such as in your neighbor's property, etc, then I would say it's not really a good idea.

    However, in most cases, a bird feeder is allowed and I have heard of automatic waterfowl feeders for ducks that are on the "off limits" list for hunting. I would check with fish and game if you want to be extra sure. But, if you don't think anyone will ever see or catch you, I wouldn't worry about it.

    Be careful you don't get a couple hundred geese hanging around your property.

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