Hunters active but Canada geese thrive in Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State wildlife officials say the population of Canada geese appears to be increasing, even though Minnesota hunters killed more of the birds than any other waterfowl last year.
The state Department of Natural Resources estimates there were 434,000 Canada geese in the state this spring. A St. Paul Pioneer Press report (http://bit.ly/OiDTlU ) says the DNR's goal is to have a population of 250,000 Canada geese.
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