State and feds take drastic measures to reduce geese numbers

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A recent news piece reported in the NY Times claimed that the DEC or others (assumedly the US Fish & Wildlife Service) planned to capture, euthanize and bury 170,000 resident geese to achieve the statewide population goal of 85,000 birds. Since an overpopulation of resident, non-migrating geese has been an ongoing problem throughout the state, that story took on a life of its own, despite not be entirely correct.

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