Posted July 28, 2015 2:07 am by Comments

By Vanessa Torres

Avian influenza testing.  Marshall Deters (DNR), Dave Fronczak (USFWS) and Jim LaBarre (DNR) taking waterfowl fecal samples, Carlos AveryCanada geese enjoying the morning sun on the calm water
Avian influenza testing. Marshall Deters (DNR), Dave Fronczak (USFWS) and Jim LaBarre (DNR) taking waterfowl fecal samples, Carlos AveryCanada geese enjoying the morning sun on the calm water
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota -(Ammoland.com)- Hunters can hunt Canada geese in west-central Minnesota from Saturday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 23, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Individual hunters are allowed to shoot up to 10 Canada geese per day, but there is no limit to the number of Canada geese a hunter can possess.

“The state’s Canada goose population remains high, and the August management action is one way to control goose numbers,” said Steve Cordts, waterfowl specialist for the DNR. “This harvest helps limit the amount of damage the birds cause to crops in the western portion of the state.”

The August goose harvest will open only in the intensive harvest zone in west-central Minnesota, with shooting hours from a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. A small game hunting license, special goose permit and state waterfowl stamp are required. A federal waterfowl stamp is not needed; however, it is required to hunt geese and other waterfowl …read more

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