CHEYENNE - Hunters wanting to get a jump on the late winter hunting may wish to take advantage of the special light goose season granted under the Light Goose Conservation Order. The season is open in the Central Flyway portion of Wyoming and runs from Feb. 25 to April 7.
Light geese allowed to be taken under the Conservation Order include the snow, blue, and Ross’ goose. Game and Fish Waterfowl Biologist Larry Roberts said finding a reliable location for hunting light geese can be hit-and-miss.
“Sometimes hunters will catch things just right and do very well,” Roberts said. “But they may return the next day and find the geese have left.”
For those hunters wanting to give it a try, Roberts suggested some of the walk-in and Game and Fish habitat management areas in Goshen County. “Hunters may also be able to find landowners that will grant permission,” Roberts said.
Hunting regulations during the special light goose season are more liberal than during the regular waterfowl seasons. Recorded or electronic calls may be used and the bag limit is 20 per day with an unrestricted possession limit. License requirements include a Wyoming game bird license, conservation stamp and a conservation order special management permit. The federal migratory bird stamp (duck stamp) and Harvest Information Program (HIP) permit are not required.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)