Well my first reaction is--if the hunting season is open--shoot it. You'll have a tasty dinner and it will not have to deal with the fishing line any longer. But if you are in a no hunting area, well there is nothing you really can do. You could try to bait it with corn and try to use a landing net to capture it--but be forewarned-- a gooses wing can inflict damage to you big time. I'm not too sure you should even try it unless there is an experienced person there that has done it before. Banding the geese is a real chore from talking to the guys that have done it--and they do it during molt when they are flightless.
....hmm...i gotta agree with h20fowler...my first reaction would be end its suffering with some BB steel out of a 12 ga. But IF you really wanna save it I'd call a local game and fish officer to help you out. Have you ever been around geese when they have little gosslings walkin around? The mom and pop's get really, really, pissy! If you're brave enough to net it yourself watch out...they're nasty ba$tard$! :thumbsdown:
We used to catch pidgeons with bird seed soaked in vodka. They can not fly then. BUT, The vodka would do absolutly nothing to keep the goose from beating you with its wings. Catch a goose from behind and hug them with their wings closed and have some one else remove the string.
Second note. If the geese get too much vodka they could get achohol poisoning or drown. We never had water to deal with when catching pidgeons.
You could use a throw net used for catching minnows for fishing, if you could get close enough. But again, geese have hollow bones so they can be light enough to fly. Too rough and you'll bust a wing and then have to put them down.
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