Friday, July 17, 2009

Early VT Goose Season Dates Set



For Immediate Release: July 16, 2009

Media Contact: Bill Crenshaw, 802-879-5699

September Canada Goose and Youth Waterfowl Hunts Set

Waterbury, VT – September dates for Vermont’s resident Canada goose hunting season and the youth waterfowl hunt have been set by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board.

A statewide open hunting season for Canada geese will occur September 8-25, 2009. The daily bag limit will be five Canada geese except in that portion of the Lake Champlain Zone within Addison County north of Route 125, where the limit will be two per day. The purpose of the season, which is held earlier than the regular waterfowl hunting seasons, is to help control Vermont’s resident Canada goose population prior to the arrival of Canada geese migrating south from Canada.

“This September goose season is prescribed for Canada geese that have built up a sizeable breeding population here in Vermont,” said State Wildlife Biologist William Crenshaw.

Vermont’s youth waterfowl hunting weekend will be held September 26-27, 2009. Hunters under age 16 may hunt ducks and geese statewide during this season while accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Both must have Vermont hunting licenses. The adult may not hunt or carry a firearm. Neither the youth nor the adult is required to hold a state or federal duck stamp on this weekend.

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