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Snow Geese Population Boom Wreaks Havoc Up North04:24
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University of Missouri graduate student Drew Fowler is studying why the snow goose hunting regulations aren’t having a strong effect on the birds’ massive population. He shaves the plumage off the geese before taking samples to test fat and protein storage in the animal. (Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media)
University of Missouri graduate student Drew Fowler is studying why the snow goose hunting regulations aren’t having a strong effect on the birds’ massive population. He shaves the plumage off the geese before taking samples to test fat and protein storage in the animal. (Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media)
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Big flocks of snow geese migrate north every spring to their breeding grounds in Canada. The booming population of these birds is creating an environmental disaster in the country. As Kristofor Husted of Here & Now contributor Harvest Public Media reports, it's partially due to decisions made by Midwest farmers.

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Kristofor Husted, Harvest Public Media reporter at KBIA. He tweets @krishusted

This segment aired on July 5, 2016.

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