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Hundreds of Geese to Be Killed in Coming Weeks, City Says

June 23, 2011 | Geese / Hunting & Wildlife Management

The New York Times

By ANDY NEWMAN

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700 and 800 Canada geese are expected to be rounded up from parks in and around New York City and killed in the next several weeks, the city Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday afternoon.

The city will not say which parks, however, or when.

But Prospect Park, currently home to about two dozen geese and a round-the-clock "goose watch" patrol aimed at thwarting a repeat of last year?s extermination, is not one of them.

The department released the names of several parks where the 2010 goose roundup was so effective that it said there was no need to do another one this year. They include Prospect Park in Brooklyn, where 368 geese were rounded up last year and killed in the name of airline safety; Douglaston Park Golf Course in Queens (109 geese rounded up last year); East River State Park in Manhattan (67 geese); and Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx (55 geese).

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