Reward Offered For Information On Waterfowl Poisoning In Northwest Columbus
Authorities are still trying to determine who poisoned around 50 ducks and geese at a northwest Columbus apartment complex.
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#1 Mar 9, 2014
"The birds are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act."
Don't they have to actually leave to be considered migratory?
These nuisances are full-time Ohio residents and deserve no such protection.
“animis opibusque parati”
Since: Oct 12
#2 Mar 9, 2014
Yep, they're nuisances.
But, in fact, they are migratory.
Our "Ohio" geese migrate a little farther south each winter, and return in the spring.
The birds you see here in winter are true "Canada" birds which have migrated a little farther south from their home territory, to which they will return shortly.
#3 Mar 9, 2014
Not all do that. Ducks were poisoned too and they haven't been migrating if they have steady food. I have some Mallards that showed up at my pond and they have stayed for 5 years.
“Paper Or Plastic?”
Since: Nov 11
#4 Mar 9, 2014
There are flocks of geese that are considered migratory, others are considered resident flocks. Check the 2014 Ohio Hunting and Fishing rulebook.
#5 Mar 9, 2014
Kill them all and let ODNR sort them out.
#6 Mar 10, 2014
Guess the reward the DNR is awarding did not compete with reward of eliminating the geese.
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