The city of Indio in southern California has given the green light for golf courses to shoot American Coots. Concerns include the potential for other species to be shot, the proximity of the golf courses to residential areas, and the efficacy of shooting as coot control.

No one seems to think that the coots are cooler alive counts as a concern.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.