Depredating goose eggs
Registrants may conduct resident Canada goose nest and egg destruction activities between March 1 and June 30.
There are three ways to properly manage egg depredation: It is suggested that, in the interest of humane treatment, these techniques be performed as early in incubation as possible.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, the U. Fish and Wildlife Service no longer requires special permits to addle eggs in the contiguous United States, but one must register with the Service first (Resident Canada Goose Nest and Egg Registration Site).
While it may seem cruel, keeping the geese from having a successful nesting season is the most humane way of controlling their population.
Landowners, homeowners' associations, and local governments (collectively termed “registrants”) must also register each employee or agent working on their behalf.
Once registered, registrants and agents will be authorized to act under the depredation order.