- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio has decided to delay a special hunting season on Canada geese at nine southern Ohio parks that was scheduled to begin on Labor Day.

The two-week season, during which hunters reduce the population of migrant Canada geese at select state park beaches, will begin on Tuesday instead.

The Dayton Daily News (https://bit.ly/1qgAO57 ) reports that the beach hunting program began after state officials exhausted alternative remedies to managing the geese, which live year-round live at the parks rather than migrating.

Coyote decoys, specially trained dogs and noise-making devices all failed to shoo away the growing flocks, whose droppings are a major source of bacteria.

Officials say the season was delayed after media questions about starting the hunt on the holiday.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, https://www.daytondailynews.com


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