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Light Goose Season Opens in Part of Southeast Idaho

The light goose season opens in Area 2 on Monday October 29.

In Area 2 the season on blue Ross's and snow geese runs through January 18, 2013 and opens again from February 16, 2013 - March 10, 2013. The bag limit is 10 per day and 20 in possession.

Area 2 includes Bingham County west of the west bank of the Snake River and the American Falls Reservoir bluff; Power County north of Interstate 86 and west of the west bank of the Snake River and the American Falls Reservoir bluff. (See map on Page 11 of the Waterfowl Seasons and Rules brochure).

In Area 3, the light goose season opens on November 5 and runs through January 25, 2013. It opens again February 16 through March 10.

Area 3 includes Ada, Boise, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls and Washington counties.

Hunters are reminded that Fort Boise and Payette River wildlife management areas and the part of 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 through March 10.

In addition, the restriction on hunting waterfowl with a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells unless it is plugged with a one-piece filler, does not apply during the light goose seasons in Idaho that occur in areas 2 and 3 from February 16 through March 10.

The light goose season is open in Area 1 through January 18 and in Area 4 through January 25, 2013. Except Fremont and Teton counties in Area 4 are closed during the fall light goose season through January 25, 2013.

Only nontoxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may be used while hunting waterfowl.

For additional information please see the 2012 Waterfowl Seasons and Rules brochure available at all license vendors, Fish and Game offices and online at: