Resident-Geese Population Management

Canada Goose egg remediation

If you are a landowner,  you may register at this site for federal authorization to destroy resident Canada goose nests and eggs on property under your jurisdiction.

You must register or renew registration, each year prior to taking nests and eggs. You must register between January 1 and June 30 of the year in which the nests and eggs will be destroyed. You must also enter the individual names of employees or agents who may conduct the work on your behalf. You must be at least 18 years of age to register.

Each registrant must return to this site by October 31 to report the number of nests with eggs which were destroyed, for each month and location county. You must report even if you conducted no activity. You will not be able to register for future seasons if you have an outstanding report after 12/31 of the present year.

To Register or Renew

Go to:

Click: New User (to register for the first time) or

Click: Existing user login (to renew registration, required yearly and to update)

Menu Items after login, just a few examples:

New Registration to register the first time

Renew Registration required yearly, simple update

Update activity required by Oct 31 of registered year, indicate nests remediated


Eggs may be shaken, punctured, or oiled. Anyone oiling eggs must use 100% corn oil, a substance exempted from regulation by the US EPA under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act. Destroyed nest material and eggs may be left in the field or disposed of by burial, incineration, or placement in outgoing trash, in accordance with local ordinances. Nests and eggs may not be retained for personal use. No one is authorized to possess, sell, offer for sale, barter, or ship for the purpose of sale or barter nests or eggs taken under the depredation order.  [LLWIA recommends oiling and leaving the eggs in the nest.  If the eggs are destroyed, the geese will just lay more in the same season.}


Oiling should be performed as soon as nest is discovered. Typically a pair will be around the nest, with one “guarding” and one “distracting”.  They will defend their nest so be prepared. A garbage can top shield is useful, wielded by a helper. The eggs are marked with a permanent marker to indicate oiling, then oiled or otherwise remediated and replaced in the nest.

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Contact Ted Neufang at if you need assistance or have questions.