Light Goose Conservation Season Permit

Light geese (or snow geese) have become so abundant, they are destroying their nesting grounds in the Arctic Tundra. Not only are the geese eating themselves out of house and home, they're destroying critical habitat for other species that share the Tundra. They can also be a nuisance to Tennessee farmers. Biologists can conduct eradication efforts to balance the population, but do so only as a last resort. Increased hunting opportunity is the first wildlife management tool biologists turn to, because it costs very little to implement and is much more socially accepted than other population control measures.

Regulations for this Conservation Season

The Federal Conservation Order is designed so hunters can reduce snow, blue and ross' geese numbers through increased harvest. Because of the extreme need for more harvest, many waterfowl hunting regulations are relaxed during the order.

During the Conservation Season ONLY:

· Legal to take: Light Geese (includes blue, snow and ross' geese).
· Hunting is allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.
· There is no daily bag limit or possession limit for light geese.
· Hunters may use unplugged shotguns (non-toxic shot is required).
· Hunters may use electronic calls.
· No federal or state waterfowl stamps are required to hunt during the conservation season.
· Hunters must have a valid hunting license, but it may be from any state.
· All hunters participating in the conservation order must get a no-cost Light Goose Conservation Season Permit from TWRA:

Click here to apply for and print your TWRA Light Goose Conservation Season Permit

· Hunters are required to report their efforts at the end of the Conservation Season. Click here to report.