Tackling Cacklers

Interesting article in the Portland area’s South County Spotlight on cacklers, those Canada geese that for unknown reasons now flock to the Willamette Valley starting in September and eat their way through farm fields at sometimes shocking speeds.

A task force including ODFW, lawmakers, hunters and farmers is trying to come up with ways to deal with them, including hunting, though doing so would double hunt-monitoring costs, and eliminating the geese other ways raises the hackle of Alaska natives who want even more of the migratory birds.

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