- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 22, 2016

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) - Plans are under way for hunters to gun down geese on a Georgia golf course.

The Covington City Council on Monday approved a permit allowing the birds to be shot by a small group of hunters at Ashton Hills Golf Course, about 35 miles east of Atlanta.

Golf course co-owner Brian Raines had gone to the council for permission to shoot about a dozen geese.

Raines tells The Covington News (https://bit.ly/1ZnHpvg) the gaggle of geese has caused problems for the golf course for about 15 years. He said the geese dig holes in the greens searching for food, make a mess on the course and have been known to attack golfers.

Raines said other methods to remove the geese have failed, and that shooting them is a last resort.


Information from: The Covington News, https://www.covnews.com/

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