The main waterfowl seasons have ended but Oklahoma’s special light goose season opened Monday and will continue through March 30.
Populations of of light geese (snow, blue and Ross) have grown to the point that they are causing damage to their arctic breeding grounds in Canada.
In 1999, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued its first Conservation Order Light Goose Season to encourage hunters to harvest additional light geese in an effort to reduce the population and help restore the breeding grounds.
During this season, hunters may use unplugged shotguns and electronic calls. There is no daily or possession limit.
All licenses are required as in the waterfowl season. Hunters, however, are required to register at www.wildlifedepartment.com to participate.
State wildlife officials must report the number of light geese harvested to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.