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First catch your goose. Canada Geese are free to hunt all year round as they are a pest/ vermin just like grey squirrels & rats. You can shoot them, trap them, net them etc - but you can't set a snare… Read More
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5m, 5d agoPosted 5 months, 5 days ago
First catch your goose. Canada Geese are free to hunt all year round as they are a pest/ vermin just like grey squirrels & rats. You can shoot them, trap them, net them etc - but you can't set a snare for them as that is illegal.

Remember - you can't shoot on public land - or private land unless you have the landowner's permission.

I can't see it being too easy to kill a Canada Goose in a public park at dead of night - they are wary wee beasties - but it must be possible.

Probably your best bet is get your shotgun and find them on an estuary at dawn.

Most other geese are protected in UK so don't shoot the wrong one.

Free Xmas lunch:
Method

1.
Calculate the cooking time (see tips, below). If the goose is ready-trussed, then loosen the string and pull out the legs and wings a little – this helps the bird cook better. Check the inside of the bird and remove any giblets or pads of fat. Using the tip of a sharp knife, lightly score the breast and leg skin in a criss-cross. This helps the fat to render down more quickly during roasting.

2.
Grate the zest from the lemons and limes. Mix with 2 tsp fine sea salt, the five-spice powder and pepper to taste. Season the cavity of the goose generously with salt, then rub the citrus mix well into the skin and sprinkle some inside the cavity.

3.
Stuff the zested fruit and the herb sprigs inside the bird and set aside for at least 15 mins. Can be done up to a day ahead and kept refrigerated.

4.
Heat oven to 240C/fan 220C/gas 9. If you want to give the bird a nice golden skin, brown in a large frying pan (or a heavy-based roasting tin), using a couple of tbsp of oil. Holding the bird by the legs (you may like to use an oven glove), press it down on the breasts to brown.

5.
Once browned, place the bird in the roasting tin. Drizzle with the honey and sprinkle with thyme leaves. Roast for the calculated time, turning the heat down after 10 mins to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Cover the goose with foil if it is starting to brown too much.

6.
Every 30 mins or so, baste the bird with the pan juices, then pour off the fat through a sieve into a large heatproof bowl . You will end up with at least a litre of luscious fat – save this for the potatoes and other veg. At the end of the cooking time, leave to rest for at least 30 mins, covered loosely with foil. The bird will not go cold, but will be moist and much easier to carve.
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5m, 5d agoPosted 5 months, 5 days ago
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airfix
Aiden1512
Animals have to die in order for us to eat meat? Simple enough to understand, yes? As long as no unnecessary suffering is caused and the animal has been humanely slaughtered then I don't have a problem with it and anyone who eats meat shouldn't either really.
I don't like amateurs trying to kill animals and getting a kick out of it.
i do

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I am anti hunting so your offending me. Only small **** men hunt and sociopaths so what one are you. To go out and kill a goose is sick and believe me if I ever caught you, I would give you the same treatment.,
I think the last line though - my then gf was appalled and crying .... - proves your some social outcast starved of attention typing offensive rubbish for kicks
Get a life or maybe personality change and people might like ya

Edited By: cherrysweet on Nov 16, 2016 18:39
5 Likes
Why would you even joke about that - it's sick offensive thing sad lonely trolls say.
Please take this down hotukdeals

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3 Likes #2
Please don't put silly unkind items like this. Some people will think you mean it and its just cruel and spiteful.
I'm sure you meant it as a joke, but some people might believe it , and its just shameful.
2 Likes #3
jackpotato
Please don't put silly unkind items like this. Some people will think you mean it and its just cruel and spiteful.
I'm sure you meant it as a joke, but some people might believe it , and its just shameful.

It's not unkind. You'd be doing the country a favour by reducing the number of Canada Geese. That's why they are categorised as vermin/ pest and the powers-that-be want them reduced in number.

What would be unkind is not killing them efficiently.

I remember when I killed 2 pheasant in 1 hit a few years ago - I had to speed up to get them - I needed to jump out and wring their necks, to put them out of their pain ASAP.

That's my idea of kindness.

Once I was in Northern Ireland with my then girlfriend. We drove past a rabbit that had been run over but was wriggling around in pain. I did a U-turn, aimed carefully and squished its head with the car.

My then girlfriend was appalled and sort of crying.

Who was the kind one? Me or her?
5 Likes #4
Why would you even joke about that - it's sick offensive thing sad lonely trolls say.
Please take this down hotukdeals
1 Like #5
cherrysweet
Why would you even joke about that - it's sick offensive thing sad lonely trolls say.
Please take this down hotukdeals

you're an animal lover, right?

not sure you're popular with our native species, eg the red squirrel
1 Like #6
Mmmm can't wait for the natural taste of fast food, plastic, pesticide filled grass and god knows what other gunk they eat in parks here.
#7
PS I wholeheartedly agree they're a pest and i've heard they're pretty tasty (when caught in more appealing environments)
6 Likes #8
I am anti hunting so your offending me. Only small **** men hunt and sociopaths so what one are you. To go out and kill a goose is sick and believe me if I ever caught you, I would give you the same treatment.,
I think the last line though - my then gf was appalled and crying .... - proves your some social outcast starved of attention typing offensive rubbish for kicks
Get a life or maybe personality change and people might like ya

Edited By: cherrysweet on Nov 16, 2016 18:39
2 Likes #9
How appalling.
1 Like #10
cherrysweet
I am anti hunting so your offending me. Only small **** men hunt and sociopaths so what one are you. To go out and kill a goose is sick and believe me if I ever caught you, I would give you the same treatment.,
I think the last line though - my then gf was appalled and crying .... - proves your some social outcast starved of attention typing offensive rubbish for kicks
Get a life or maybe personality change and people might like ya

you seem to forget I killed that rabbit to put it out of pain
1 Like #11
cherrysweet
I am anti hunting so your offending me. Only small **** men hunt and sociopaths so what one are you. To go out and kill a goose is sick and believe me if I ever caught you, I would give you the same treatment.,
I think the last line though - my then gf was appalled and crying .... - proves you some social outcast starved of attention typing offensive rubbish for kicks
Get a life or maybe personality change and people might like ya
I asssume you are vegetarian then - or are you one of the naive breed that think supermarket meat appears on the the shelves, shrinkwrapped, by magic?
Poster is correct the goose IS a pest, much the same as the rat. the main difference is that these are edible. maybe we should just poison them and let their corpses rot in the fields, rivers and reservoirs?
2 Likes #12
cherrysweet
I am anti hunting so your offending me.hunt ..blah...blah...blah... typing offensive rubbish for kicks
Get a life or maybe personality change and people might like ya

Follow your own advice...the comment " Only small **** men "... is pretty offensive!!
2 Likes #13
lol heat for making me laugh at all the comments
#14
It's like the suggestion some roughen that doesn't leave his village/council house would suggest , I bet in your spare time you take your dogs out rabbit hunting. Really deprived sick individual.. believe me no woman will ever want ya unless they look Katie Hopkins and desperate
1 Like #15
I'm almost definitely older than you, but to reply to what you are really asking... I do not condone fox hunting with dogs. I understand the poisoning, though i don't like it. i believe that control through contraception ( much the same as used for pigeons). However, I do agree that these geese are now in such numbers as to be classified as vermin, and if they they are to culled would it not make sense to eat them?
And what is with the abuse? That is pretty immature. If I give you my skype address you can video me and stick your tongue out at me if that makes you feel better.
1 Like #16
It's illegal to cause causing unnecessary suffering to any animal in this country regardless if it's on public land or not. This post is high irresponsible and what your suggesting is just planting the seed for some lowlife idiot to go out and start committing some sick animal cruelty act. You might think it's a joke but by putting a post like that up your encouraging sicko behaviour,
#17
cherrysweet
It's like the suggestion some roughen that doesn't leave his village/council house would suggest , I bet in your spare time you take your dogs out rabbit hunting. Really deprived sick individual.. believe me no woman will ever want ya unless they look Katie Hopkins and desperate
Darn, you really have issues don't you? Illiterate and angry.
#18
cherrysweet
It's like the suggestion some roughen that doesn't leave his village/council house would suggest , I bet in your spare time you take your dogs out rabbit hunting. Really deprived sick individual.. believe me no woman will ever want ya unless they look Katie Hopkins and desperate

this you or your buddy?

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#19
cherrysweet
It's illegal to cause causing unnecessary suffering to any animal in this country regardless if it's on public land or not. This post is high irresponsible and what your suggesting is just planting the seed for some lowlife idiot to go out and start committing some sick animal cruelty act. You might think it's a joke but by putting a post like that up your encouraging sicko behaviour,

quite the opposite - all my posts refer to humane killing of pests/ vermin & I explicitly say not to prolong pain in killing
#20
cherrysweet
It's illegal to cause causing unnecessary suffering to any animal in this country regardless if it's on public land or not. This post is high irresponsible and what your suggesting is just planting the seed for some lowlife idiot to go out and start committing some sick animal cruelty act. You might think it's a joke but by putting a post like that up your encouraging sicko behaviour,
I think you are the only one who didn't read the original post. No one suggested causing unnecessary suffering. if you go to post #4 you will see what he actually said.
#21
Shotgun would still cause unnecessary pain yet even the suggestion of spending the day killing live animals.. what kind human does that... You must have some sort mental disorder to not see how wrong that is.. Serious sickos or cowardly weak men

Edited By: cherrysweet on Nov 16, 2016 19:22
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Not seriously sick. not a hypocrite. I eat meat, I appreciate that to eat meat something must die. Do you eat meat? Do you think the lambs go gamboling ( that's skipping happily - not betting on who scores the first goal ) to their demise?

I'm a nature lover - but I'm also a realist. Nature IS cruel. have you never seen Lions pull down their prey and eat them alive, starting at the feet so the animal stays alive longer? This stop the meat going off too quickly in the heat. That's nature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VECtHHQjCqg

Incidentally, they are classed as vermin and can be killed, though only by humane methods, but cannot be sold. So if you kill it - you eat it. This from RSPB site.

Schedule 2 – Birds which may be killed or taken
Schedule 2 – Part I
Birds which may be killed or taken outside the close season, 1 February to 31
August, except where indicated otherwise. NB: the close season for ducks and
geese when below high water mark is 21 February to 31 August.
Capercaillie
(close season
1 February to 30
September)
Coot
Duck, Tufted
Gadwall
Goldeneye
Goose, Canada
Goose, Greylag
Goose, Pink-footed
Goose, White-fronted
Mallard
Moorhen
Pintail
Plover, Golden
Pochard
Shoveler
Snipe, Common
(close
season 1 February to 11
August)
Teal
Wigeon
Woodcock
(close season 1
February to 30
September).

https://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/WBATL_tcm9-132998.pdf
2 Likes #23
Thank you for all the information and cooking tips. Will send hubby out this weekend with the photo so he doesn't bag the wrong kind.
Anyone want stuffing?
2 Likes #24
Just seen your comment re dyslexia. Like cherrysweet I get no kicks out of killing - though I have in the past. I enjoyed shooting. Clay pigeon shooting and target shooting. When I have killed live creatures I have eaten them. All the name calling won't change the fact that nature is cruel, and we are top of the food chain. We have so called 'civilzed' ways now. we don't let animals wander freely and hunt them. we pack chickens into tiny boxes, we breed animals and kill the young as we prefer the taste of young animals - lamb, chicken, veal. we now cage and farm crocodiles, ostrich, kangaroo to name a few. this is progress?

At least I'm honest. I eat animals, and I'm not averse to killing one to eat if I could do it legally and humanely. I could try and do it the natural way and eat something alive - but somehow I don't fancy that.
#25
you keep telling yourself that, I'm sure it makes you feel better. to pick up a gun and point at a bird and then kill it without the tiny bit of remorse makes you different to the rest of the population and to then post on a open forum that you do that - as if that is normal wowzers. This is not some African village or amazon tribe where the only options are to hunt.. picking up a shotgun & blowing some poor birds head of is not humanely getting food on table or is there need or want for you to do that in this country.

I am not a shrink and the thing with people like you it's like trying explain to a blind person what colour the sky is when they never been able to see.. you simply miss a vital bit of your humanity and in someways I pity you

Just lastly that we're top of the food chain, that is extactly the same spectrum of thinking that psychopaths have.

If I was see animal in pain that would break my heart as it would most people. To kill animal for kicks is like horrific act of nastiness and lack of compassion,, if you don't have that inside you then your broken!

Most people know pain therefore tey dont want to inflict that on innocent animal
Most people know each animal has its part in this world and personality and does not want to kill or take that away.
People do not think I am top of the food chain therefore I do as I please or worst have the right to
I am sure that logic would be applied to some humans if no threat of prison
Murders,scum and every lowlife will agree with you foodchain top of three thinking.




Edited By: cherrysweet on Nov 17, 2016 01:19: ..
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cherrysweet
you keep telling yourself that, I'm sure it makes you feel better. to pick gun and point bird and then kill it without the tiny bit of remorse makes you different to the rest of the population and to then post on a open forum as if that is normal. This is not some African village or amazon tribe where the only options are to hunt.. picking up a shotgun blowing some poor birds head of is not humanely getting food on table or is there need or want for you to that..
I am not a shrink and the thing with people like you it's like trying explain to a blind person what colour the sky is when they never been able to see.. you simply miss a vital bit of your humanity and in someways I pity you

who can weigh the remorse of killing against hunger & the pleasure of putting food on the table?

answer me that - I don't think you can
#27
cherrysweet
you keep telling yourself that, I'm sure it makes you feel better. to pick gun and point bird and then kill it without the tiny bit of remorse makes you different to the rest of the population and to then post on a open forum as if that is normal. This is not some African village or amazon tribe where the only options are to hunt.. picking up a shotgun blowing some poor birds head of is not humanely getting food on table or is there need or want for you to that..
I am not a shrink and the thing with people like you it's like trying explain to a blind person what colour the sky is when they never been able to see.. you simply miss a vital bit of your humanity and in someways I pity you
Answer one question...are you a vegetarian?
1 Like #28
If you are going to eat it what's the problem? We eat lots of other animals, in some places they eat cats and dogs (personally I don't in the UK I should add),
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joyf4536
If you are going to eat it what's the problem? We eat lots of other animals, in some places they eat cats and dogs (personally I don't in the UK I should add),
Psst, don't tell him oysters are still alive when you eat them. OOps, I can feel another rant coming on.
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MrBeansDrivingInstructor
How appalling.

OOOps...your auto-correct changed it I think.. I have to agree, how appealing!
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It's a good job some of the people posting here only go to Blackpool on holiday. When you start to travel you find all sorts of things that we don't normally eat in the UK, including yes cats and dogs. Hubby has eaten both on our travels (and no they don't taste like chicken) but it's not as through when he gets home he's going to roam around looking for a poodle or pu**y to nibble on.
I remember a Xmas lunch in a restaurant in Vietnam next to the Zoo. Not sure what it was but we left clean plates.
3 Likes #32
I don't condone cruelty to animals, but farming them or killing them for food I don't have an issue with. What I do have an issue with is Hypocrites who bleat on about 'cruelty' and hunting, but will happily go to the supermarket and buy battery eggs, and pre-packed meat, pumped with antibiotics and growth hormones. Where do they think this comes from?
#33
mrty
MrBeansDrivingInstructor
How appalling.

OOOps...your auto-correct changed it I think.. I have to agree, how appealing!


Personally, I have never felt the need to use an unreliable auto-correct or spellchecker. Have you noticed the Specsavers thread?
#34
cherrysweet
Shotgun would still cause unnecessary pain yet even the suggestion of spending the day killing live animals.. what kind human does that... You must have some sort mental disorder to not see how wrong that is.. Serious sickos or cowardly weak men

nope - generally instant death
#35
They fly too high to catch them with my butterfly net :)

if you are one that lives off the land on a farm all the time , than this in just nature ,

But I really cannot see somone going to the local marsh or park and killing one for a Chritmas dinner !

plus most of us or not in Canada.......

Now how about a few Black birds for a Pie :)
2 Likes #36
Cannot be done!

According to the linked RSPB doc (https://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/WBATL_tcm9-132998.pdf) the killing and/or taking "may be done under the terms and conditions of some general licenses" the general license must be issued by NE (england) or WAG (wales) however "General Licences can only be relied on in circumstances where the authorised person is satisfied that appropriate non-lethal methods of control such as scaring are either ineffective or impracticable."

Sorry to all those who were polishing their shooters at the thought of all the bloodshed!
#37
Kingstig
Cannot be done!

According to the linked RSPB doc (https://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/WBATL_tcm9-132998.pdf) the killing and/or taking "may be done under the terms and conditions of some general licenses" the general license must be issued by NE (england) or WAG (wales) however "General Licences can only be relied on in circumstances where the authorised person is satisfied that appropriate non-lethal methods of control such as scaring are either ineffective or impracticable."

Sorry to all those who were polishing their shooters at the thought of all the bloodshed!



Precisely.
#38
MrBeansDrivingInstructor
mrty
MrBeansDrivingInstructor
How appalling.
OOOps...your auto-correct changed it I think.. I have to agree, how appealing!
Personally, I have never felt the need to use an unreliable auto-correct or spellchecker. Have you noticed the Specsavers thread?

methinks the humour was over your head...I merely used auto-correct as the vehicle to deliver a pun.
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mrty
MrBeansDrivingInstructor
mrty
MrBeansDrivingInstructor
How appalling.
OOOps...your auto-correct changed it I think.. I have to agree, how appealing!
Personally, I have never felt the need to use an unreliable auto-correct or spellchecker. Have you noticed the Specsavers thread?

methinks the humour was over your head...I merely used auto-correct as the vehicle to deliver a pun.



methinks the humour was over your head...I merely used the post as the vehicle to deliver a pun.
#40
MrBeansDrivingInstructor
Kingstig
Cannot be done!

According to the linked RSPB doc (https://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/WBATL_tcm9-132998.pdf) the killing and/or taking "may be done under the terms and conditions of some general licenses" the general license must be issued by NE (england) or WAG (wales) however "General Licences can only be relied on in circumstances where the authorised person is satisfied that appropriate non-lethal methods of control such as scaring are either ineffective or impracticable."

Sorry to all those who were polishing their shooters at the thought of all the bloodshed!


Precisely.
read it again..
c) Killing of sporting or
quasi-sporting birds
Any person may take, kill or injure
in attempting to kill a bird listed on
Schedule 2, Part I provided this is
done outside the close season
(for
dates see page 15), not in an Area
of Special Protection (see pages 8
and 34) or in a prescribed area on
Sunday (see page 33). Areas
designated as SSSIs may also have
restrictions on the killing of species
on Schedule 2, Part I.


Schedule 2 – Birds which may be killed or taken
Schedule 2 – Part I
Birds which may be killed or taken outside the close season, 1 February to 31
August, except where indicated otherwise. NB: the close season for ducks and
geese when below high water mark is 21 February to 31 August.
Capercaillie
(close season
1 February to 30
September)
Coot
Duck, Tufted
Gadwall
Goldeneye
Goose, Canada
Goose, Greylag
Goose, Pink-footed
Goose, White-fronted
Mallard
Moorhen
Pintail
Plover, Golden
Pochard
Shoveler
Snipe, Common
(close
season 1 February to 11
August)
Teal
Wigeon
Woodcock
(close season 1
February to 30
September).

So providing you have permission from landowner ,blah, blah, blah...you can take one. But you can't sell it.

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