Goose General Any Weapon Season

Management Area 3
Unlimited Tags

11/26/2018 - 3/10/2019

Snow Goose or Blue Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Ross's Goose (Chen rossii)
Either-sex Light Goose
Either sex may be taken.
Short-Range Weapons
Muzzleloader, Archery, Crossbow, Shotgun or Handgun.


Area 3 Daily Bag Limit: 20, Possession Limit: 60

Closures: In the Southwest Region, Fort Boise and Payetter River WMAs and that portion of Roswell Marsh Wildlife Habitat Area south of State Highway 18, and the Snake River Islands Unit of the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge will be closed February 1 - March 10, 2019.

Management Area 3
Includes the following counties: Ada, Boise, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, and Washington. Area Size: 15,743,192 acres
pdf View a High Resolution Adobe PDF Map of Hunt Area Statewide
More information about the Game Management Unit(s) in this hunt: 22 24 31 32 32A 33 34 35 36 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 52 52A 53 54 55 56 57 68

Resident Tags and Permits

  • Federal Migratory Bird Stamp (ducks, geese)
  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validation (dove, duck, goose, coot, sandhill crane, and common snipe)
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

NonResident Tags and Permits

  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validation (dove, duck, goose, coot, sandhill crane, and common snipe)
  • Handicapped Motor Vehicle Permit*

A valid hunting license is required for all hunting and trapping activities.
* Indicates this item is optional.

Where to purchase

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits

Surface Management

For government land, these data show the managing agency of the land, which may or not be the same as the owning agency.

Graph illustrating 45.14 percent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 7,105,820 acres   45.1%
Graph illustrating 31.74 percent Private 4,997,033 acres   31.7%
Graph illustrating 14.41 percent U.S. Forest Service (USFS) 2,268,271 acres   14.4%
Graph illustrating 4.94 percent State of Idaho 777,016 acres   4.9%
Graph illustrating 0.92 percent Indian Reservation / Bureau of Indian Affairs 145,276 acres   0.9%
Graph illustrating 0.8 percent U.S. Military 126,208 acres   0.8%
Graph illustrating 0.71 percent U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 112,486 acres   0.7%
Graph illustrating 0.62 percent U.S. National Park Service (NPS) 97,978 acres   0.6%
Graph illustrating 0.27 percent Other 41,945 acres   0.3%
Graph illustrating 0.26 percent State of Idaho 40,479 acres   0.3%
Graph illustrating 0.06 percent State of Idaho 10,114 acres   0.1%
Graph illustrating 0.04 percent U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) 6,295 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0.03 percent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 4,525 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0.01 percent U.S. National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) 1,365 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0 percent Other 234 acres   0%
Graph illustrating 0 percent U.S. Corps of Engineers (COE) 146 acres   0%

Make your own map of Management Area 3
Land management via Inside Idaho

Access Yes! Properties

Access Yes! is Fish and Game program designed to improve hunting and fishing access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

No properties are currently available in this hunt area.
View all Access Yes Participants.

Federally-designated Wilderness Areas

No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas.