Vermont’s resident Canada Goose hunting season is now under way through Sept. 25 to help control Vermont’s resident Canada goose population prior to the arrival of Canada geese migrating south from Canada, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
The season is open statewide with a daily bag limit of five Canada geese in the Connecticut River Zone and eight in the rest of Vermont. A second Canada goose hunting season for resident and migrant birds will be held Oct. 11-Nov. 29 with a daily bag limit of three Canada geese in the Lake Champlain and Interior Vermont Zones. In the Connecticut River Zone, the second Canada goose season will be Oct. 3-Nov. 5, and Nov. 22-Dec. 27 with a daily bag limit of three Canada geese.
A hunting license is required, and a waterfowl hunter 16 or older must carry current federal and Vermont duck stamps which are sold at post offices, federal refuges and online at fws.gov/birds/get-involved/duck-stamp/buy-duck-stamp.php. State duck stamps are available on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website and from license agents.
A printable copy of migratory bird hunting regulations can be downloaded from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department website vtfishandwildlife.com under “Hunt” – “Waterfowl.” A printed version also is available from license agents and post offices.