Good point! I hunted near a dead deer carcass during the special deer hunt inside Middle Creek this past year. Saw two red foxes and a beautiful coyote.bbd!5b said:I would say its a more of a predator issue due to the low numbers. A lot people over look how many eggs a raccoon or snapping turtle can eat. I know Middle Creek is loaded with them. The managers at Middle Creek should be worried about the high numbers of predators with in the the limits. If they could get a few trappers in there it would be almost certain the geese population would increase.
I think part of the problem is also habitat. There's a reason the snows and migrating canadas are not hitting it as hard as they used to. The birds don't know about predators but they do know what habitat they prefer.