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Wetland game birds: Canada goose (5th of 7)

Wetland game birds: Canada goose

The Canada goose, until 2011 a game bird but now unprotected, is considered a challenging target. Known to hunters as Canada’s or honkers (their call is a honk), they are wary birds. Canada geese feed in the open, so hunters must use camouflage and decoys to bring birds within firing range.

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Neil Deans, 'Game birds - Game birds in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by Neil Deans, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 29 Apr 2015