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NWCOA Goose Management Professional - Indiana

  • 22 Jun 2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • 23 Jun 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Indianapolis, Indiana


  • Registration for non-members.
  • Registration for members of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association

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NWCOA Goose Management Professional

June 22-23, 2020

Indianapolis, IN

The goal of this two-day course is to provide practical real-world training to individuals and organizations interested in learning aspects of Canada goose damage management. Upon completion of this course and successful passing of a test, the WCO will become a NWCOA Certified Goose Management Professional, receive a certificate and have use of the logo.

Topics Include: 

Biology: Taxonomy • Demographics • Physiology • Food Habits • Habitat Selection • Behavior

Damage Identification: Property • Disease • Attacks

Legal Issues: Local, State and Federal Laws

Public Relations: Stakeholder Engagement • Media Relations

Control Techniques: Habitat Modification Tactics • Exclusion • Effigies • Frightening Devices

Repellents & Chemical Safety: Chemical Safety • Application Guidelines

Capture & Goose Handling: Herding • Round Ups • Proper Handling Techniques • Euthanasia

Please dress for the weather and being outside, including: work clothes, rubber boots, gloves, insect repellent, hat and sun glasses.

Training Location and Hotel Accommodations: 

Baymont Inn & Suites

3850 Eagle View Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46254

(317) 299-6165

Indianapolis, Indiana

We are working closely with the Baymont Hotel in Indiana to ensure social distancing and minimal contact policies are in place. 

NWCOA and the host hotel are actively working to further develop their room and meeting guidelines with more information coming soon. Here’s what we have planned so far:

  • Registration will be capped to allow for additional space in the meeting room
  • Seating will be arranged to allow for social distancing
  • All food will be pre-packaged for minimal touch
  • Hand sanitizer will be available
  • Increased cleaning frequency in the meeting space

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