Clients often ask when they can expect to require goose management services in the spring. They are often surprised when we suggest beginning our humane dog patrols as early as March. Many clients who have yet to see geese on their property don’t see the merit in beginning goose management services so early in the season, but we recommend it for two reasons. One, if you have seen geese on your property in previous seasons you’re almost guaranteed to see them again this season at some point. Two, the phrase ‘the best defense is a good offense’ certainly applies to Canada geese. When we can get out to a property and spot the geese within a day or two of them migrating into the area, they are much easier to remove and keep away for the rest of the season.
For more information on why you should consider starting goose management in the spring, I’ve created a list of the month by month behaviors of geese in Minnesota.