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NY hunting rules to change to kill more geese

NY hunting rules to change to kill more geese

State wildlife managers are making changes to the September Canada goose hunting season around New York to trim a goose population that continues to be too high in many areas.

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens says the state’s resident Canada goose population was estimated around 130,000 birds when the goose hunting season was established in the early 1990s.

Now, the population has grown to more than 200,000 birds.

That’s despite hunters killing more than 50,000 each September.

Wildlife managers want to eventually trim the Canada goose population to around 85,000 birds to reduce the problems they’re causing in urban, suburban and rural areas.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press

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