The A.J. Jolly Park goose hunt, which aims to scare off some of the Canada goose population from the Kentucky park’s lake area, will take place later this month.
Campbell County, Ky., officials hope the goose hunt, in which young shooters are encouraged to participate, will deter some of the Canada goose that reside near the park’s 200-acre lake.
This is the second year of the A.J. Jolly Park goose hunt, which is scheduled to take place on Dec. 29, Dec. 31, and Jan. 2, from dawn until 12:30 p.m.
Larry Harrod, parks and recreation manager for Campbell County, told reporters that only youth supervised by an adult can participate in the hunt. After last year’s inaugural hunt, many hunters asked if this year’s dates for the hunt could be pushed back to a time when children are on their winter break from school so they could also participate.
These will be the only hunting days slated for the park, unless the A.J. Jolly Park goose hunt fails to scare off a sufficient amount of the Canada goose population from the lake’s shore.
Those seeking more information are encouraged to attend a meeting at the Campbell County Environmental Education Center, 1261 Race Track Road, Alexandria, Ky., at 7 p.m., Dec. 22.