Ask any Golf Course Superintendent what they absolutely hate most especially in states like New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut and that is Canada Geese! You see whether it is a private country club, a USGA event or some cheap municipal golf course ground crews and club staff spend years trying to get a course to look a certain way. Golf courses are known for their meticulously manicured grounds that often include water hazards and wild grass scenery. Which unfortunately is a beacon and ideal setting for Canada Geese to take residency. It can be quite a job to keep geese off a golf course, or out of the grassy areas near the water at a park. Golf course maintenance crews are kept busy with all they must do to keep the course green and mowed, clean and free from geese and their nasty droppings. Geese are known to forage on the course’s opulent green vegetation and the average goose is responsible for 4 lbs. of droppings a day.
Once geese start nesting on your golf course, they will continue to come back year after year, that of course if they migrate at all and do not take up year-round residency. Once they lay their eggs geese will become extremely aggressive protecting their nest and attacking anyone or anything going near it. Do not get it twisted this is not our nursery rhyme mother goose, although not known for their violence, a mother goose will hiss, stomp, and attack golfers that go near their nest.
If you happen to be one of many golf courses that have become overrun with geese or simple just have a family of geese eating their way around the buffet known as the 18th fairway Loomacres Wildlife Management has the solutions for you!
There are several options for ridding your property of Canadian geese including chemical sprays and landscape redesign, but the most effective method is to use highly trained Border Collies known as goose dogs. These intelligent and energetic animals are taught not to harm the birds, but rather to use their natural intense stare to convince the geese that a predator is lurking nearby. Geese are concerned with survival and will not congregate where a Border Collie is patrolling. Even better, when geese seek refuge in the water, the dogs are very adept at swimming and will not rest until the last goose has fled.
To make sure we not only get the job done efficiently but abide by all United States Fish and Wildlife Service guidelines and laws regarding Canada Geese, all our well-trained goose dogs are healthy and strong and have completed a structured program to prepare them for success in the field. A well-trained Goose Control Dog can be very persuading to a flock of Canada Geese, convincing them that a certain location is not really where they want to reside. Our Border Collies are exceptional swimmers and intense herders and that makes them ideal candidates for controlling geese.
Additionally, we offer other solutions that when applied with using a boarder collie can prove even more effective:
For more information or to even book a free site visit and demonstration on your golf course please fill out the fields below and someone from Loomacres Wildlife Management will contact you.
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