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DEC Announces Goose Drive at Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area

pMASSENA — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s annual Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Goose Drive is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. June 27 in St. Lawrence County./ppThe goose drive will provide participants with a hands-on experience banding birds in a safe and controlled environment. The Goose Drive will start at the Wilson Hill boat launch, at the south end of the causeway leading to the houses at Wilson Hill Island./ppParticipants are asked to bring a canoe/kayak, personal floatation device, boots and/or sneakers, wet weather gear, and a long-sleeved shirt to keep arms from being scratched while handling geese./ppWater levels at Wilson Hill remain variable and wetland vegetation and habitats are responding well. Water levels in the East Pool, the site of the drive, will be higher than those seen in 2018./ppDEC also anticipates more vegetation in portions of the pool./ppThe Massena Rod and Gun Club is providing snacks and drinks for the banding effort. Please RSVP by June 20, to DEC at or call Mike Morgan, at 315-705-5539. /p


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