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Additional Hunting Season Used to Harvest Canada Geese in Missouri

October 13, 1998
By: Curt Holden
State Capital Bureau

There should be less Canada Geese descending upon and causing damage to property owned by Missourians after an extra Canada Geese state hunting season which ended yesterday.

Curt Holden reports from Jefferson City.

Complaints by Saint Louisans and Kansas Citians of goose droppings, property damage caused by the animals, and attacks from nesting birds prompted the Missouri Department of Conservation to implement a Canada Geese hunting season from October 3 through October 12 for hunters to harvest local Canada Geese populations.

Missouri Waterfoul Biologist Dave Graber says additonal measures may be necessary to control Giant Canada Geese populations.

Actuality:Graber
RunTime: 10 SX
OutCue: "... means of control."
Contents: Graber talks about controlling Giant Canada Geese populations.

Graber estimates a five to ten percent decrease in Giant Canada Geese poulations in Missouri as a result of the additional Canada Geese hunting season.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Curtis Holden.


Great habitat, little threat of being hunted, and handouts of free food by local residents make Saint Louis and Kansas City utopia for Canada Geese but hell for Saint Louis and Kansas City property owners.

Curt Holden reports from Jefferson City.

The Missouri Department of Conservation implemented an extra Canada Geese state hunting season which ended yesterday for hunters to harvest local Canada Geese populations to control excessive goose droppings, property damage caused by the animals, and attacks from nesting birds.

Missouri Waterfoul Biologist Dave Graber says other measures may be used in urban areas to control the non-migratory Giant Canada Geese population.

Actuality:Graber
RunTime: 21 SX
OutCue: "... in some situations."
Contents: Graber talks about controlling Giant Canada Geese populations.

Graber also says the Missouri Canada Geese population is

increasing by nine percent each year.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Curtis Holden.