Ohio Division of Wildlife Banding Canada Geese
Foundation Park, Mount Vernon, Ohio, June 19th
An assignment for the Mount Vernon News led me to a very unique situation. Wildlife officers gathered a gaggle of Canada geese in a local park to place bands around their ankles. The bands allow monitoring of the geese population, which leads to establishing hunting quotas as well as research on migratory patterns. The geese were not harmed in any way.