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Geese in Moorhead

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I stopped by the Moorhead ponds on my way home from the lake and watched the geese for awhile. There are so many geese over there it is unbelievable. In the little time that I was there I also saw 3 geese with leg bands. Two were a pair with three goslings and the other was paired up with four goslings. Where are these birds getting banded?

I also saw one pair with about 50 goslings all about the same size. Obviously they did not hatch out all of them. Do the other geese nest and then give up parental rights and let one pair handle all of the duties or what?
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A few years ago when I still bought Minnesota Licences. We hunted over in Moorhead quite a bit. My buddy shot a banded honker and it was banded in Wisconsin a few years before. Kind of a weird direction to fly. It was during the regular season so I am not sure if it took up residents all year or was a bird that migrated in.
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