The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation


Letters and Responses

There's No Need to Kill Canada Geese

19 June 2005

The Greenville Local
PO Box 370
164 Main Street
Ravena, NY 12143

To the Editor:

RE: 19 May 2005 “Kathie’s Diary”

We enjoyed reading Kathie Williams’ observations. Her comment, “Mr. Goose is still waiting for his family to hatch. Mrs. Goose is sitting on the same nest she had last year,” came to mind today, Father’s Day, when we are writing this letter. We have observed what good fathers geese are (we humans can learn from them).

Kathie goes on to say, “Speaking of geese I heard Pine Lake is allowed to shoot one goose every day until they get the idea of staying away from the big lake…” “Guess that many geese can really be a problem.” It is our understanding that geese cannot fly away when they are caring for their families.

There are humane methods of control. Help is available on . They have a section called “Canada Geese as a Suburban Wildlife Issue.”


The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation

Frank L. Hoffman, Trustee

Mary T. Hoffman, Trustee

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