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Corrections to the 2012 Light Goose Seasons

Hunting methods for light geese have changed, and two light goose season closures were left out of the 2012 Waterfowl Seasons and Rules Brochure.

An exception has been added to the rule that prohibits hunting waterfowl with any shotgun capable of holding more than three shells. This restriction does not apply to seasons on light geese - greater and lesser snow geese and Ross's geese - that occur when all other waterfowl and crane hunting seasons, except falconry, are closed.

The exception applies to the light goose seasons in Areas 2 and 3 from February 16, 2013 through March 10, 2013.

In addition, two closures for light goose seasons were omitted from the 2012 Waterfowl Seasons and Rules brochure.

In Area 3, Fort Boise and Payette River wildlife management areas, the Roswell Marsh Wildlife Habitat Area south of State Highway 18, and the Snake River Islands Unit of the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge are closed during the spring light goose season from February 16, 2013 through March 10, 2013.

In Area 4, Fremont and Teton counties are closed during the fall light goose season from October 13 through January 25, 2013.

See the Fish and Game website for information -