- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

SWANTON, Md. (AP) - State wildlife managers are bringing lethal force to bear on pesky Canada geese at Deep Creek Lake.

The first goose hunting season in the western Maryland resort area opens Monday. It runs through Wednesday.

The Department of Natural Resources says in a statement that it developed the hunt to address residents’ concerns about abundant goose droppings.

The hunt is by reservation only at three locations.

Wildlife and Heritage Services Director Paul Peditto tells the Cumberland Times-News the agency has tried oiling goose eggs to kill them, but that hasn’t reduced the bird population.

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