September Canada Goose Season Approaching

JACKSON – Mississippi hunters will get their first wing-shooting opportunity of the fall when the early Canada goose season opens September 1. The season is designed to help manage Mississippi’s population of resident Canada geese, which can become overpopulated and create nuisance issues in local areas. Hunters will once again enjoy a month-long hunting season, which closes September 30. Hunters should be sure their hunting license is current for the year, complete with Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration for Mississippi, as well as state and federal waterfowl stamps.

The bag limit for Canada geese during the September season is five per day, with no more than 15 in possession. Shooting hours are from 30 minutes prior to sunrise until sunset. Hunters should remember that non-toxic shot must be used for waterfowl hunting. In areas where dove hunters may have a chance to also harvest Canada geese, only non-toxic shot should be in possession for the day’s hunt.

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