Hunters Will Rid Golf Course Of Canada Geese

The City Council in Rochester, Ind., has approved a plan to allow geese hunting at the Round Barn Golf Club. As many as 1,000 Canada geese spend the winter there. The Rochester Sentinel reports five off-duty police officers are expected to do the hunting during the off season.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A golf course in Rochester, Indiana will be giving a whole new meaning to the sentence, I got a birdie. Up to 1,000 Canada geese spend their winters on the golf course making a mess. Golf course management blasted air horns to scare the geese away. The geese ignored that. They fired starter pistols and the geese were unimpressed. So this winter five fully armed off-duty cops will organize a golf course goose hunt.

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