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Old 07-03-2019, 12:55 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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The only Canadian Goose is one that happens to live in or migrates from Canada. Now it is possible to have a Canada goose that happens to be Canadian.

We call them Snowbirds. They migrate from Canada to the southern States in their RV's for the winter. They bring lots of money with them.


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Old 07-03-2019, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Maine
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According to your link: "The USDA says goose meat is safe for human consumption." But apparently the USDA never tried to eat one of these 'foul' creatures! Tough, bloody, gamy are the words that come to my mind. Perhaps it was the chef or perhaps I was not coming off a starvation diet? If we fed our illegal immigrants Canadian Geese they would all go home!
Tough, bloody and gamy are words for meat from a bird that either wasn't killed and/or prepared properly. It isn't difficult to prepare and turn a Canada (they aren't Canadian) into a lovely meal.
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:58 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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According to your link: "The USDA says goose meat is safe for human consumption." But apparently the USDA never tried to eat one of these 'foul' creatures! Tough, bloody, gamy are the words that come to my mind. Perhaps it was the chef or perhaps I was not coming off a starvation diet? If we fed our illegal immigrants Canadian Geese they would all go home!
I know hunters that love Duck & other birds BUT wont waste a bullet on Canadian Geese for the very reason you stated.
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:01 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I know hunters that love Duck & other birds BUT wont waste a bullet on Canadian Geese for the very reason you stated.
Some people just don't know how to prepare them. Step one, don't over cook it. There is a place near here that does it on a heat lamp spit and it's delicious.
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Uummm. Okay, I know this sounds really anal retentive but as a Canadian I find this so annoying because so many Americans get it wrong, so just for the record they are not called Canadian Geese and they are not illegals. They are called Canada Geese and they are native to ALL of North America. The title says the correct name. I think that to refer to them as illegal immigrants even as a joke is in poor taste and inappropriate.

Canada geese are a particular species of the Branta genus of geese (Branta Canadensis) that are native to arctic and temperate regions of all of North America, as well as Siberia and some northern European countries. They do not belong to Canada because of their name, they belong to the world's northern hemisphere (that includes all of USA) and they migrate back and forth throughout the northern hemisphere. They have no borders. Just like Snow Geese. Canada geese have also been introduced and become naturalized to the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands.

On the other hand, a Canadian goose is any goose of any goosey species and type that originated from anywhere in the world that is the domesticated livestock property owned, fed, cared for, housed and confined in Canada by a real Canadian farmer residing in Canada. A real Canadian goose never leaves Canada and it isn't a nuisance to anyone.

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From one Canadian to another ... The title was a JOKE lighten up.

America is Not spending Billions to put up Wall on Canada Borders But they are on Mexico Borders. They use Rotties & other dogs against the Mexican MAYBE they Need Border Collies to use against the invading Canadians. Most Airports & Golf Courses use Border Collies to keep water fowl from nesting. Not sure why this town cant do the same. BORDER COLLIES CONTROL GEESE ON FAIRWAYS, RUNWAYS | National Animal Interest Alliance
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I know hunters that love Duck & other birds BUT wont waste a bullet on Canadian Geese for the very reason you stated.
I only ever attempted to eat one and one was enough! It could have been simply a bad one? Wasn't there a joke about letting one lay in a heavily travelled road for a week, removing the pavement, scrapping the remains off, and then preparing the pavement!

I am sure there are many people that can cook them properly. I forgot; I did have a friend that offered me some out of a Crockpot one time and that wasn't too bad - I did not go back for seconds.

I have almost the same feelings about wild turkey; but I hate them a shade less! I'll buy my meat from the store (unless I come across a dozen nice size bullfrogs)! It is too bad you can't find nice frogs anymore.
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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According to your link: "The USDA says goose meat is safe for human consumption." But apparently the USDA never tried to eat one of these 'foul' creatures! Tough, bloody, gamy are the words that come to my mind. Perhaps it was the chef or perhaps I was not coming off a starvation diet? If we fed our illegal immigrants Canadian Geese they would all go home!
You just got a bad one. Probably been eating chemical grass on the golf course.

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I have been told that zoos won't take goose meat in general because they don't know where it's been.
I would not be surprised.

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. . .

Canada geese are a particular species of the Branta genus of geese (Branta Canadensis) that are native to arctic and temperate regions of all of North America, as well as Siberia and some northern European countries. . . .
On the other hand, a Canadian goose . . .
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Isn't a REAL Canadian goose one who says "A?" after every sentence, eh?

They WERE native to the arctic. No longer. There are significant populations in the US (48 contiguous) who don't migrate, or only migrate a few miles - basically year-round residents. US born and raised.

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Tough, bloody and gamy are words for meat from a bird that either wasn't killed and/or prepared properly. It isn't difficult to prepare and turn a Canada (they aren't Canadian) into a lovely meal.
They ARE!

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From one Canadian to another ... The title was a JOKE lighten up.
. . . Airports & Golf Courses use Border Collies to keep water fowl from nesting. Not sure why this town cant do the same. BORDER COLLIES CONTROL GEESE ON FAIRWAYS, RUNWAYS | National Animal Interest Alliance
Either ignorance or cost. Hiring a dog and a handler isn't free. And some people are simply not aware you can control the geese with dogs.

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I only ever attempted to eat one and one was enough! It could have been simply a bad one? Wasn't there a joke about letting one lay in a heavily travelled road for a week, removing the pavement, scrapping the remains off, and then preparing the pavement!

I am sure there are many people that can cook them properly. I forgot; I did have a friend that offered me some out of a Crockpot one time and that wasn't too bad - I did not go back for seconds.

I have almost the same feelings about wild turkey; but I hate them a shade less! I'll buy my meat from the store (unless I come across a dozen nice size bullfrogs)! It is too bad you can't find nice frogs anymore.
Wild turkey, geese, and frogs are all delicious, BUT the flavor depends on what they eat. Frogs can get a very woody flavor, just like fish do, because the water in their pond is basically nasty. Too many people, houses, runoff, etc. Too much algae, wrong time of year, whatever. Same with wild turkey and Canada geese. Personally, I find a good goose to be a delicacy, and turkey the same. And deer. Much more flavorful and delicious than their commercial counterparts.

Now, I've got some knowledge about this, because my dogs are one of those goose-control crews for several local schools, golf courses, and commercial properties. I'm not sure I'd want to eat one who had been residing on a golf course for a month. OTOH, all my golf course pay very close attention to how much chemical they apply and where. They want their ponds to be alive with frogs and stuff - because if their ponds are alive - they know they aren't overapplying. But still. The thought of eating one of those - I just don't know.

Of course, our job is to humanely encourage the geese to leave - not kill them in the process. So it's not like I've got geese lining my freezer, eh?
Besides, the little kiddies watch us at work - they wouldn't want to see the poor things hurt, ya know.
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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You just got a bad one. Probably been eating chemical grass on the golf course.


I would not be surprised.


Isn't a REAL Canadian goose one who says "A?" after every sentence, eh?

They WERE native to the arctic. No longer. There are significant populations in the US (48 contiguous) who don't migrate, or only migrate a few miles - basically year-round residents. US born and raised.


They ARE!


Either ignorance or cost. Hiring a dog and a handler isn't free. And some people are simply not aware you can control the geese with dogs.


Wild turkey, geese, and frogs are all delicious, BUT the flavor depends on what they eat. Frogs can get a very woody flavor, just like fish do, because the water in their pond is basically nasty. Too many people, houses, runoff, etc. Too much algae, wrong time of year, whatever. Same with wild turkey and Canada geese. Personally, I find a good goose to be a delicacy, and turkey the same. And deer. Much more flavorful and delicious than their commercial counterparts.

Now, I've got some knowledge about this, because my dogs are one of those goose-control crews for several local schools, golf courses, and commercial properties. I'm not sure I'd want to eat one who had been residing on a golf course for a month. OTOH, all my golf course pay very close attention to how much chemical they apply and where. They want their ponds to be alive with frogs and stuff - because if their ponds are alive - they know they aren't overapplying. But still. The thought of eating one of those - I just don't know.

Of course, our job is to humanely encourage the geese to leave - not kill them in the process. So it's not like I've got geese lining my freezer, eh?
Besides, the little kiddies watch us at work - they wouldn't want to see the poor things hurt, ya know.
I was once told by an old time golf greenskeeper to avoid game and even fish that come from a golf course due to the chemicals they use. He said fish from a river/stream flowing through the golf course was fine but not those for the ponds.

That said, I know of some Latino's that worked at a golf course and they occasionally would "bag" a Canada Goose and cook it up.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:16 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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at one time they were on the endangered species list due to overhunting
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:42 AM
 
Location: on the wind
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at one time they were on the endangered species list due to overhunting
Not true as stated. There are a number of subspecies of Branta canadensis. Only one was ever actually listed. (I know, I know, it was re-classified as a cackling goose). Overhunting was not the primary reason either. Read the story:

https://www.fws.gov/endangered/map/E...ry1/index.html
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