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(CBS News) Good news for frequent flyers canadian goose jacket (and very bad news if you happen to be a goose): New York’s annual goose roundup is underway. Since 2009, the government has undertaken these roundups in an attempt to cull the Canadian canada goose factory sale goose population around the buy canada goose jacket New York City area and reduce canada goose uk black friday the Canada Goose Coats On Sale risk canada goose clearance of the birds inadvertently affecting air travel. The initiative seems to be a success, with government officials reporting the lowest total of geese killed this summer of any year since the roundups started.

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The “Miracle on the Hudson” prompted government officials to attempt to remove as many geese as possible from the New York area to reduce the chance of further bird strikes. The roundups have taken place every June and July since, the time of year when geese are molting and canadagoosejacket-outlet unable to fly.

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Numbers are so much lower this year that some geese aren’t even being collected. In cheap Canada Goose Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, inspectors found so few geese that they decided to leave the population alone. Much of that is due to efforts canada goose black friday sale from The Humane Society of the United States. The organization has spearheaded programs to humanely remove geese from the park by modifying habitats, discouraging park visitors from feeding geese, and using herding dogs to keep birds out of the park.

Patrick Kwan, New York state director for buy canada goose jacket cheap the HSUS, said in a press uk canada goose outlet release: “The Prospect Park program encapsulates a more modern, humane and long term solution to wildlife management.”.