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Update: NLR goose hunt canceled

The coalition to save the geese of Burns Park convinced the North Little Rock city council to introduce dogs as an alternative to a hunt to get the hundreds of geese out of Burns Park. .
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - It's official -- the North Little Rock goose hunt is off.

The coalition to save the geese of Burns Park convinced the North Little Rock city council to introduce dogs as an alternative to a hunt to get the hundreds of geese out of Burns Park.

The coalition promises to raise half of the estimated $25,000 dollars needed to successfully chase the geese away by installing lights, changing the foliage and bringing in dogs.

After two months North Little Rock will then later buy a dog of its own to keep the geese from coming back.

"We hope that they just leave North Little Rock but its hard to predict where the geese will go obviously but if they do its certainly a partnership."

The mayor does, however, still have the power to order a hunt -- as long as he gives three days' notice first.

Right now the parks department is going through the process of paperwork to allow the mayor to call for a hunt in or out of season if using dogs doesn't work.

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