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Ask Fish and Game: Possession Limits

Q. If I shoot my limit of four geese and then the next day shoot four more, I have my possession limit on geese. If I put some in the freezer and smoke some, do they still count against my 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.)