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Old 07-25-2010, 07:56 AM
 
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Officials plan to reduce the number of Canada geese in New York State by two-thirds, eventually trimming the population to 85,000 from 250,000, according to a report prepared by several city, state and federal agencies.

The reduction is part of a larger plan that also calls for the near halving of the Canada geese population in 17 Atlantic states, to 650,000 from 1.1 million. The New York Times obtained a copy of the report.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/24/ny...l?ref=nyregion
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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After an airplane was forced to land in the Hudson River due to these geese (and everyone miraculously survived) I don't think this is such a bad idea.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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It's too bad they can't cut the deer population by 2/3, while they're at it.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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Maybe NY should just start taxing them to death and they'll head south and stay there.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:12 AM
 
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If they need any help, I'll volunteer. Geese are a-holes.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:07 AM
 
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If the hunting season was opened up, the entire problem would be solved. As it stands now, the rules on shooting geese and duck are so bizarre it is ridiculous. Some areas require steel shot "so nothing (fish, duck, etc) eats lead". Make insane rules, you get insane problems: like too many geese. It is also the migratory birds they want to cut down; we do have resident geese.

I also think the deer should be culled as well and no "special season" needed to shoot scavengers like coyotes.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:13 AM
 
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So we're paying money for something that people would pay to do. Yep, thats NYS for you.
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