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Questions about Canadien Geese and how to obtain them

Discussion in 'Geese' started by marvun22, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want Canadien Geese, but they are expensive (I am already putting big money into lots of other poultry) and the minimum order is 6 (I only wanted 4). I have Wild Canadien Geese that nest near a stream in my Wheat Field. Is it legal to take their eggs so I can incubate and hatch them? If it is illegal and I did, who would catch me? How do I get the permits to own and/or sell/give them away. Do they cooperate with other Geese? Do they cooperate with Ducks? Do they protect ducks? Do they cooperate with chickens? I don't need them to protect my ducks because I have African. Would I still have to have permits to sell Canadien if I cross them with other breeds of geese? I read on Wikipedia that there are lots of Canadien Geese, sometimes seen as too many. If there really are too many, why wouldn't they let people take eggs, especially if its on my land?
     
  2. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not legal....if caught....up to a $15,000 fine...can not get a permit....must buy the birds from a licensed breeder then get a sales and disposal permit....you can not get a permit after the fact to keep the birds and certainly cannot sell them. Yes, there are often too many non-migratory geese (several subspecies), but there are subspecies in different popu,ations of concern that are below targeted numbers.....ALL Canada (not Canadian) and Cackling geese are subject to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act which regulates owning and dispersal.....

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  3. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh, 15,000 seems a little worse than $42 a piece. I'll probably just purchase them online. Metzer's said they'd send me a permit with them.
     
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  4. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be the 3-186 form to keep them. You would also need a Federal Sales and Dispoal permit as well as any state permit to sell them.

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  5. violets812

    violets812 Out Of The Brooder

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    Next year (they're all out now) just order them from efowl - there are a couple more hatcheries and then they send the paperwork and you don't have to worry about it. I've ordered them from both places.
     
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  6. charlindabob

    charlindabob Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. violets812

    violets812 Out Of The Brooder

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    NO way!
     
  8. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, do they stay in stock for a while? I assumed they all sold the first day they became available. And this project isn't for another 6-8 years.
     
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  10. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are in a tiny Nodak county and we have no game warden. Don't worry, I'm not going to do anything illegal.
     
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