New Jersey farmers prepare once more to battle growing geese problem

    Geese are taking over South Jersey. The state farm bureau is looking for a federal permit to remove flocks of geese from fields. The pesky Canada geese seem to be causing farmers the biggest problem.

    Spokespeople for agriculture and wildlife groups say the growing geese population has begun feeding on the now-melted fields, and their droppings pose pollution problems to fields and lakes.

    When cutouts of dogs and coyotes fail to scare the geese away, farmers can apply for federal permits to “addle” goose eggs, use noisemakers to scare the birds away or shoot them, the Press of Atlantic City reports.

    In the meantime, some townships have taken to asking the public not to feed the geese and ducks roaming around.

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