Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Canada Geese and a Golf Club Face Off in Vermont Advertisement Supported by The Quechee Club postponed plans to invite hunters on its property after animal rights groups and residents lobbed complaints. ByEmily S. Rueb Sept. 7, 2019, 7:00 a.m. ET Vermont’s hunting season for Canada geese began this past week But the Quechee Club, which runs two golf courses, capitulated after animal rights groups and local residents pelted the club with social media messages and calls pleading for a more humane solution. “It was so upsetting to hear,” said Maureen Bacon, a property owner who received an email from the club warning residents that they might hear gunfire. Ms. Bacon and her husband According to the email, which was reviewed by The New York Times, culling the population each year resident geese would “become a nuisance and a health hazard with their droppings on the courses.” Such hunts are not unprecedented, but they can be unpopular. Three days the newspaper published its first article, the club’s property manager, said the hunt had been “postponed.” “We’ve looked at a variety of options… Read full this story
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