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Goose hunts to be held in Indiana state parks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Several Indiana state parks will limit public access as the Department of Natural Resources conducts controlled hunts to reduce the population of Canada geese.

The DNR says goose waste at park beaches, picnic areas and on bank-fishing areas have raised concerns about public health and increased operating costs.

The hunts will be conducted between November and February and last four to 10 days each.

Certain areas of Potato Creek and Whitewater Memorial state parks will be open only to hunters during the hunts. Ouabache, Chain O'Lakes, Shakamak, and Lincoln state parks will be open only to hunters.

Similar hunts have been conducted since 2007.

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