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Goose, dove hunting opens Tuesday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The start of Wisconsin's fall hunting season is just days away.

The Department of Natural Resources says hunting of Canada geese and mourning doves begins Tuesday.

The goose season runs through September 15 and the dove hunt lasts until Nov. 9.

The DNR says surveys identified nearly 150,000 resident geese in the state, which is up 27 percent from a year ago.

The agency says the mourning dove population is stable and predicts about 14,000 hunters will kill some 140,000 doves this season.

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