Depredating eggs

Dates: Nests & eggs: March 1 - June 30; other techniques: May 1 - August 31 Take: Lethal and non-lethal methods of take are outlined in the permit.

Reporting: Permits are valid during the year issued only.

Existing permit holders may submit report data, print permits and edit account information below.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has adopted new rules for managing resident Canada geese including a nest and egg depredation order for resident Canada geese that authorizes private landowners, public land managers, homeowners’ associations and local governments to destroy resident Canada goose nests and eggs on property under their jurisdiction when necessary to resolve or prevent injury to people, property, agricultural crops or other interests.

New Jersey is a population center located between the metropolitan areas of New York City and Philadelphia.

Here, we investigated, under field conditions, the embryonic vocalizations emitted from eggs of a shorebird species, the Red-capped Plover .

We characterize the acoustic properties of the vocalizations and the circumstances under which they are emitted, then test whether such vocalizations are used as an acoustic cue by predators to locate eggs.

The intent of this permit is to allow landowners to use “lethal” take in conjunction with non-lethal deterrents.

The permit program is not intended to control the Canada goose population, but rather allow producers to reduce depredation problems and haze geese into areas where depredation does not occur.