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Idaho Fish and Game

Goose Hunting



Goose hunting seasons are divided into 3 parts for the species groups listed below. Bag and possession limits vary.

  • Canada Geese
  • White-fronted Geese
  • Light Geese - Ross, Blue or Snow

Required to Hunt Waterfowl:

  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program Validation
  • Federal Migratory Bird Stamp for all hunters 16 years and older.
  • Nontoxic shotshells.



Two pair of Canada geese

Waterfowl Population Status 2016
 – [PDF, 1.7 MB]


Watch the 2015 Status of Waterfowl video that highlights waterfowl
waterfowl status video
population and habitat conditions, produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in collaboration with flyway and state waterfowl managers.
Last Updated: August 11, 2015 
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