As the goose molting season begins, at Lake of the Ozarks State, so will the round up of geese.
Geese will be killed and the meat donated to programs to help feed the hungry.
Th is is all in an effort to reduce the problems caused by excessive amounts of goose droppings, which are believed to be a cause of elevated levels of E. coli in water samples taken from Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beaches.
The geese are easier to round up, during molting season, when adult geese lose their wing feathers and are unable to fly.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, along with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Conservation will oversee the roundup. The roundup will begin in June.