3 Hot Tips for Spring Snow Goose Hunting

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3 Hot Tips for Spring Snow Goose Hunting

For more than two decades, hunters have helped manage a burgeoning population of snow, blue, and Ross’s geese by participating in the spring Light Goose Conservation Order. But anyone who’s spent more than a day in the decoys knows that these light geese—or snow geese—can humble even the savviest of...
John Pollmann Feb 20, 2020
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Fair Chase or Taboo: Is it OK to Pond Swat Geese?

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Fair Chase or Taboo: Is it OK to Pond Swat Geese?

This is part three in Pat Durkin’s series looking at differing cultural perceptions of fair chase. In part one, he discussed shooting turkeys in flight. In part two, he discussed ground swatting grouse. Anytime you wedge two or more goose hunters into a blind, you better settle on your hunt’s code...
Patrick Durkin May 28, 2019
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The Canada Goose

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The Canada Goose

The Canada goose is the most common and most frequently encountered goose species. Their availability is extremely high, and they can be found everywhere from golf courses to grain fields to backwoods marshes. Seasons for Canada geese are long and are often divided into early seasons, when local...
Steven Rinella Jan 11, 2019
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A Species Profile on Snow Geese

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A Species Profile on Snow Geese

Snow geese are an ecological winner of the modern age. They’ve adapted so well to modern agricultural practices in their southern wintering grounds that their populations have exploded wildly in recent decades; today, they stand to severely damage their Arctic breeding grounds with overgrazing...
Steven Rinella Jun 27, 2018
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