Goose hunting by treatment plant.........

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  1. frenchbritt123

    frenchbritt123 Grizzled Veteran

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    I think you know where I am going with this. Yeah I like pork and I know where they have been. All jokes aside, we hunt deer, dove, rabbit and pheasant in an area that has a small pond. Across the street is a sewer treatment plant. It is loaded with geese and the landowner of where we hunt wants some of the geese thinned out this year. I will not hunt them if I can not eat them. Does anyone have any insight with this? I would guess eating the feathers would make you sick, but what about the meat?
     
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    i love goose. breatst them out with the bone in and wrap them in bacon. put in a slow cooker with cream of mushroom soup along with some carrots and celery.

    or this may sound funny but words. breast them out (without bone) and cut the breast into one inch chunks. get a bowl and soak them in milk overnight. the milk gets rid of the gamey taste and tenderizes them a bit. i usually grill these peices but i guess you could cook them however you wanted.

    good luck!!

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    smctitan Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I think he's questioning the proximity to the sewage plant regarding how the meat will be. That's a tough one. I'm not sure I'd eat them, but if they are a nuisance, I'd have no problem shooting them.


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    Well you figure geese fly, so the geese that are in that sewage plant are going to be in fields and what not in the area as well were other hunters probably hunt and then eat them. How would they know those geese were in the sewage plant. I would say that your probably ok to eat them if your not hearing of other waterfowl hunters in the area getting sick from eating goose. Even if you don't want to eat them, if they are causing a problem, I would still be hunting them. Geese can do some damage to an area.
     
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    It's hard to know where any gees you take have spent their time. The geese that are taken miles away from the treatment plant could very well have spent the night on the treatment pond. You'd probably not hesitate eating them. Keep the landowner happy and enjoy the hunt.

    Man, I type slow.
     
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    Id say go for it, Lord knows where the geese have been that i have shot in my day.
     
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    OK/Sooner Die Hard Bowhunter

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    One of my best duck hunting holes is near a treatment plant. Go for it. They taste no different. Ducks and Geese love those places.
     
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    These migratory birds move thousands of miles a year. Just cause you kill him on a beautiful river doesn't mean he wasn't sitting on a **** pond not 3 days prior.

    Don't sweat it.
     
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    If you are concerned, take more precautions in how you clean the birds. Meat should be fine.
     
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    Thanks for all of the help. Tried researching online and didn't find much, however your answers make a lot of sense. I will be hunting and eating goose.
     
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    I have hunted many times in the same situation for geese and ducks. There is a pond just like the one you say and is loaded with waterfowl. We've been killin birds off of there for 4 years now and i haven't gotten sick from them. Go for it :rock:
     
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    Thanks and it looks like you shoot a good bow.
     
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    Oh you bet. I love the Rampage XT
     

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