Man cited for shooting a Canada Goose

A Canada goose lands in a pond at the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks Friday, May 30, 2014, in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

MARION, Ind. (WANE)   A man was cited for shooting a Canada Goose after he told conservation officers they were a nuisance and he didn’t want them on his property.

Two Indiana Conservation Officers received a complaint that Carl Wick, 63, had been shooting at Canada Geese Sunday.

The Marion man admitted he’d shot at multiple Canada geese, killing one on his property bordering a retention pond in the Woodland Heights subdivision.

He was charged with a misdemeanor and his punishment will be decided when he goes to court.

Canadian Geese are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Act of 1918; the illegal taking of Canada Geese is a class ‘C’ misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and fines of up to $500.

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