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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Canada geese, Ingham Lake, flock establishment, nesting, mortality rates, hunting, public use

Abstract

Giant Canada geese (Branta canadensis maxima) were common nesters in Iowa before 1900 but were exterminated through overexploitation about that time. Recent efforts by the Iowa Conservation Commission to re-establish these birds have been successful. By providing protection and nesting areas this flock has been increased from a few pair in 1964 to 800-1,000 birds in 1970. The birds have adapted to the surrounding habitat and established a migration tradition. The goal is to increase the flock to 7,000 birds.

Publication Date

April 1972

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

79

Issue

1

First Page

14

Last Page

16

Copyright

© Copyright 1972 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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