Researchers still don't know if eggs will become a major part of the bears' diet. If so, increased predation on snow goose nests could benefit the ecosystem. Snow geese are overpopulating and overfeeding their breeding grounds and destroying large patches of tundra. Special spring hunting seasons and regulations (no plugs, no limits, electronic callers) have not reached the desired reductions in numbers. Perhaps a combination of hunting and nest predation will bring goose numbers back into line with the carrying capacity of the tundra.