MOUNT VERNON — The city Parks Department can use controlled hunts to try to help thin the goose population at Ariel-Foundation Park thanks to City Council passing an ordinance Tuesday allowing the hunts. Because the measure was passed without an emergency clause, it will not go into effect for 30 days, but there will still be time for some controlled hunts between then and the end of the late goose season, Feb. 11, 2017.

The committee hearing before the regular meeting consisted of testimony from the public, with no one opposed to the controlled hunt, but some noted that the hunts alone will probably not fix the problem.


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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