Sorry that you haven't received any replies to your question Christine ... I am no expert in these matters but have googled the subject & there are many websites stating that he is perfectly within his rights to deter Geese from his land, including using firearms, unfortunately! But there are restrictions for actual shooting of game & birds ... see Countryside Alliance website for all these & dates of open & closed seasons!
Trust this info is of some help!
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In reply to WendyBartter:
Thank you so much for your efforts and reply Wendy. It is heartbreaking to see them go but at least if they find somewhere else a little friendlier then they will not be subjected to being shot at.
In reply to ChristineS-756978320:
From what you say the farmer seems quite within his rights to scare the birds away wether we like it or not.We get geese,mainly Greylag and Canada,doing similar to your geese in our area just a few miles north of you.When geese are feeding they do make an awful mess on the ground with their webbed feet and they are quite heavy birds.Over time they can pollute the ground making unsuitable for grazing stock.
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