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Old 06-20-2018, 11:50 AM
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:26 PM
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Basically,

I looked at my property survey and saw I had ~195 of shoreline. I looked up various plans online and saw that you stake it out about 5-6 ft apart, so I needed 33 stakes.

Materials all at home depot ~$70:

1. 36 Two inch 1x1 wood stakes (6 per pack)
2. 500’ spool of nylon cord (I am still debating running 2 lines)
3. Wood stain – I used the stain I used on my dock so no cost.

Directions:

1. Drill 2 uniform holes in each stake big enough for the cord to freely pull back and forth through the hole. Top hole was about 2” down (do not drill too high or you’ll break the stake when you hammer it in)
2. Lay out a large tarp with all your stake and stain them
3. Once dry, take all your stakes and a 5# sledge hammer and place them 5-6 ft apart (I walked off two large strides between stakes, no tape measure).
4. String your cord through the top hole to the end… Tie a slip knot at each end so you can adjust. The rope needs to droop down a little.

Now, sit back and watch the birds sit on the other side of the fence and enjoy your goose / duck poop free yard…. Keep your pellet gun handy.








About how tall are those stakes? I might build one of these this weekend. Friggin' geese poop all over the lawn when we're not there.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:27 AM
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About how tall are those stakes? I might build one of these this weekend. Friggin' geese poop all over the lawn when we're not there.
I bought 2' stakes (3' seemed overkill). I kinda guestimated on height, but about 18" sticks up from the ground.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:40 AM
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Problems with that plan:

1. Geese not currently in season
2. I could have a Gladys Kravitz busy body bleeding heart neighbor who loves all animals (one already moved away thank god)
3. If I shoot one Gladys calls police, I get a ticket or arrested and/or out comes the game warden and restitution and gun and hunting license confiscation occur
4. The WORST PART: The geese are GONE when it is legal for me to nail one with my bow

Hi goose fence, hello discreet other means of defeat.
And here, I have been doing it wrong- I thought the arrow was supposed to kill them.

Check this out-

From https://www.doc.govt.nz/about-us/our...-canada-geese/,

"Anyone can hunt or kill geese at any time of year without a need for a game licence. Permits are no longer required to control geese on private land. Hunters wanting to hunt geese on conservation land still need to obtain a hunting permit but no longer need a game licence."
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:51 AM
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We had our 1st goose visitor to the yard saturday. Came in from north to south walking towards lake/fence from the street... Walked up to the fence and did not know what to do to get across - was acting like it was caged.

I bet they won't be using my yard as a pathway anymore.
I was on a ladder cleaning my gutters one Fall day and heard people talking across the street- two Turkeys had arrived and were walking across to my yard (we have a lot of them in our neighborhood). I watched as they passed by and entered my back yard. I climbed down and circled the house to watch from a distance and that's when the trouble started. The female saw a bird feeder next door, so she hopped onto the top pipe of the fence and then onto the ground before sauntering over to feed. The male freaked out. Started clucking and running back & forth, not knowing what to do or how to do it. I had moved close to the fence by that time and as I stood there, it would run into my legs, bounce off and continue to melt down.

It was clearly not the brains of the operation. I decided to intervene, so I opened the gate and found that it didn't open far enough to be flat against the fence, it still had a narrow angle. Sure enough, it ran into the opening and wedged itself in. I opened the gate again and guided it through the opening, where it happily fed for a few minutes before the female walked to the back of the yard, jumped onto the fence and went over, starting the whole cycle again.

I let nature take its course as it freaked out. Again.

Woke up one Thanksgiving morning, looked into the back yard and saw four Turkeys on the roof of my garage. It has a hip roof and each was on a different panel.

I don't like being taunted.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:30 AM
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As simple as this was to design and build - IT WORKED. Goose free since April 2, 2018.

Geese have migrated away now, defeated... No trespassing, no babies.

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Old 06-21-2018, 08:58 PM
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I bought 2' stakes (3' seemed overkill). I kinda guestimated on height, but about 18" sticks up from the ground.
Thank you! Looks perfect. I think I'm gonna do it this weekend. I hate them birds.
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:49 PM
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I use the video tape from an old VCR movie tied between stakes about 8-10" off the ground. Twist the tape first so when the wind blows it appears to be moving. Works like a charm, +1 if its an old porn flick
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:54 PM
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