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A gaggle of geese was found at this small pond on Virginia Avenue in Brookhaven this week. Most Canadian geese in Mississippi are residents and remain in the state year-round, according to the Department of Wildlife Fisheries & Parks. “Unlike most wildlife, Canada geese actually prefer highly manicured lawns in urban or suburban areas. Healthy, green grass adjacent to a body of water in a predator-free area are the main ingredients to producing both a thriving goose population,” MDWFP said. Canada geese can be hunted through Jan. 31. Late-season Canada geese have a three-bird daily bag limit.