Goose Banding Event Is Being Planned

Time for the annual goose banding event in New York.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) annual Wilson Hill Wildlife Management (WMA) goose drive is set for Thursday, June 27, from 8 to 11 a.m.The goose drive will provide participants with a hands-on experience banding birds in a safe and controlled environment, says a DEC press releas.The drive will start at the Wilson Hill boat launch, located at the south end of the causeway leading to the houses at Wilson Hill Island. Participants in this half-day event may wish to bring a canoe/kayak, personal floatation device (PFD), boots and/or sneakers, wet weather gear, and a long-sleeved shirt to keep arms from being scratched while handling geese The Massena Rod and Gun Club is providing snacks and drinks for the banding effort. RSVP by June 20 to DEC by calling Mike Morgan, at (315) 705-5539. I’m Karen Johnson.