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Cedar Rapids geese roundup hopes to control population

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The City of Cedar Rapids is rounding up their geese, in hopes of controlling the population.

Park staff, along with members of the DNR, worked to round up the geese in Ellis park.

Younger geese were relocated and older geese would be processed.

"Since the 1990's, we've been doing non-lethal methods that had to do with scare tactics and manipulation of a lot of different things," says Daniel Gibbins, the Parks Superintendent in Cedar Rapids. "We're working with the DNR just to reduce the population this year," he added.

The meat from the older geese will be given to the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program or HACAP.

The city is also allowing geese to be hunted in the southwest quadrant, south of Highway 30 and west of Interstate I-380.

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