Authorities: 5 men cited during geese hunt

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Associated Press

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:05 AM

CHESHIRE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say five men have been cited for hunting geese using illegal methods in southwestern Michigan.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/162Wqsy ) the state Department of Natural Resources responded to a tip and found corn being used earlier this month to attract geese on a golf course in Allegan County's Cheshire Township. They found the five hunters in the area.

The men were cited for hunting with the aid of bait.

One was cited for using toxic shot while waterfowl hunting and another was cited for using a shotgun capable of firing more than three shells.

The men could face fines of $100 to $500 and restitution to the state of Michigan for each illegally taken goose, ranging from $100 to $500 per bird.

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Information from: Kalamazoo Gazette, http://www.mlive.com/kalamazoo

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