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Late goose migration reduces take

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WATSON -- A trend towards an ever later geese migration was evident again at the Lac qui Parle refuge, where the 2009 season ended with only 185 birds taken from state blinds.

Refuge Manager Dave Trauba with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said the number is one of the lowest recorded, but does not come as a surprise. This year's migration continued a decade-long trend towards a later arrival of the Eastern Prairie Population geese to the refuge.

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