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Light Goose Conservation Order
The light goose conservation order is a special hunting opportunity to help control expanding populations of snow, blue, and Ross's geese (collectively called light geese).

Light Goose Conservation Order Dates

  • October 1- November 18, 2015
  • February 1 - February 5, 2016
  • February 7 - March 31, 2016


  • A free permit number is required to hunt light geese during the Conservation Order (click the link below).
  • There is no daily bag limit or posession limit during the Conservation Order
  • Snow, blue, and Ross' geese are the only birds legal for harvest
  • The use of electronic calling devices is allowed
  • The use of unplugged shotguns is allowed
  • Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset
  • Hunters need a valid Mississippi hunting license and STATE waterfowl stamp
  • Hunters are not required to have federal waterfowl stamps
  • Hunters must use steel or other approved non-toxic shot shells

Light Goose Conservation Permit Application

Light Goose Conservation Permit Look-Up

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