Soaring geese populations, problems

- Over the past decade, geese populations have exploded in South Dakota. While that is good news for waterfowl hunters (who are on the decline), it can be bad news for farmers whose fields have become feeding grounds for the soaring populations. Since 2000, $4.3 million has been spent on geese depredation in South Dakota. In […]

Ducks and Geese Galore

- If there’s one thing that South Dakota doesn’t have a shortage of, it’s waterfowl. According to breeding population totals from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, duck numbers total around 12 million, 162% above the long-term average. Geese numbers have also grown dramatically. According to the SDGFP, geese populations in the early ‘90s were […]