Thursday, February 12, 2009
Light goose conservation order in effect until March 31
Waterfowl hunters are reminded that even though the regular waterfowl season ended on January 25, ample hunting opportunity for light geese remains. The light goose conservation order is a special hunting season developed to help control expanding populations of snow, blue, and Ross geese.
This special season extends from the close of the regular waterfowl season (January 26) to January 30. The light goose conservation season is closed during the weekend of January 31 - February 1 for the Youth Waterfowl Hunting Season, and will remain open from February 2 to March 31.
“Light goose populations have expanded in recent years beyond levels that their Arctic breeding habitats can sustain. Habitat degradation in the tundra is the primary reason for the liberal hunting season.” said Kevin Brunke, MDWFP migratory game bird program biologist.
For more information about waterfowl and wetland habitat, please visit the following website: http:// mdwfp.com/waterfowl.
Individuals may also contact MDWFP Wildlife Bureau at 601-432-2199.
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