Light Goose (Spring) Hunting Season

Season Dates: Feb 19 - May 8, 2018

Daily Limit: 50
Possession Limit: Unlimited
Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

This Conservation Order is issued annually for a spring hunt to control an overabundance of these geese. Light geese generally migrate into the eastern one-third of South Dakota in late February to early March.

Unit: Statewide

Legal Species: Snows, Blues and Ross' Geese.

Nontoxic Shot: Approved nontoxic shot includes steel shot, bismuth-tin, tungsten-polymer, tungsten-matrix, and any combination of tungsten-iron-nickel-tin-copper-bismuth.

Electronic Calls: Use of tapes of migratory bird calls or sounds, or electronically amplified imitations of bird calls is allowed.