Canada g oose season extends into February; light goose hunting through April

The duck seasons are completed, but excellent goose hunting opportunities exist for Kansas hunters.

Canada goose season runs through Feb. 12. The light goose season runs through Feb. 12, but a federal conservation order extends light goose hunting through April 30. White-fronted goose season is closed. Updated waterfowl reports are available on the department website, to provide the latest information on goose hunting prospects around the state.

All waterfowl hunters 16 and older must have a federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, and all hunters who are required to obtain a hunting license must also have a Kansas State Waterfowl Habitat Stamp and a Harvest Information Program (HIP) stamp before attempting to take ducks and geese. (Those not required to have a Kansas hunting license include people hunting their own land and residents 15 and younger or 65 and older.)

Waterfowl and HIP stamps purchased during the fall 2005 seasons are valid through the 2006 winter waterfowl seasons and the light goose conservation order.