MOUNT VERNON — Canada Geese around ponds and foraging deer are reminders of Ohio’s rich wildlife resources, but too many of a good thing can be a nuisance. Biologist Gary Comer of the Ohio Division of Wildlife addressed the issue of crop damage by geese and deer Tuesday at a Farmer’s Breakfast hosted by the Knox Soil & Water Conservation District, USDA FSA/USAD-NRCS and OSU Extension at R&M’s Southside Diner.
Comer provided details of a permitting process that helps farmers protect crops from Canada Geese, which in sufficient numbers damage crops and foul ponds. He also addressed regulations for managing crop losses to deer.
Canada Geese are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty, and left to their own devices multiply rapidly. They are most intrusive in urban settings where they lose fear of humans and become aggressive, but are also a farm nuisance.
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