Q. If I shoot my limit of four geese and then the next day shoot four more, I have my possession limit on geese. My question is: If I make jerky out of the eight geese, can I shoot another limit before the jerky is consumed? If the geese are processed do they count against your possession limit?
A. The limit, based on federal law, applies to all waterfowl in possession, whether fresh, frozen, smoked or processed. The geese must be consumed or given away - accompanied by a properly filled out proxy form - before they no longer count against the limit. (The rule is different for upland birds. The possession limit for upland birds ends when the birds are at their final place of consumption.)