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Spring Snow Goose

Postby Benny8 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:14 pm

Just wondering if Vermont is having a Spring Snow Goose or Conservation Season. I looked on the Vt. F&G site, but only had info for 2010 season. Any info is appreciated.
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Re: Spring Snow Goose

Postby Benny8 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:28 am

Thanks for the info guys.LOL-Everyone must be catching up on the Honey-do-lists. If someone has some info and would like to pass it on it is still greatly appreciated.
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Re: Spring Snow Goose

Postby HotDog » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:55 pm

Sorry Benny, haven't heard anything yet.
Stay tuned.
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Re: Spring Snow Goose

Postby Benny8 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:52 pm

Thanks HotDog- I will keep checking in.
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Re: Spring Snow Goose

Postby pete/pmr » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:09 pm

I have been wondering the same myself,but last years season was not worth going after them,they are all hanging on the west side of the lake,alot more food for them over there! Last two years we have not seen the geese we use too,returning! Biologists think(at Dead Creek)it is because of our farming practices,over in Ny state they have more spillage of corn because they are growing more corn for fuel,as we are still growing as feed,and it all counts over here,where in Ny they do not worry about the spillage as much!Thats what I was told by them! And hunting over there has proved they do hammer in off the lake too thier fields,sitting there you can watch the flocks come off the lake one after another!
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Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Spring Snow Goose

Postby Lavman » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:12 pm

Benny: I don't know about the SG spring season, keep an eye to the F&G site. I think last year the had alerted everyone by now to NOT throw away their 09 stamps since they could be used for the spring SG season.

This site gets dormant this time of year since it's off season for ducks and ON season for ice fishing (which has been tough with all this snow!).

Good luck :beer:
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Re: Spring Snow Goose

Postby pete/pmr » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:47 pm

Yeah they have not posted anything yet,i will get ahold of Bill and find out!Post something as soon as I hear back from Bill!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Spring Snow Goose

Postby pete/pmr » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:47 pm

Okay guys I got a response from Bill Crenshaw,about the spring goose season,here is what he told me!

Pete,



The spring snow goose season was established last year by the VT Fish and Wildlife Board as a permanent season until it is revoked by the USFWS. The season runs from March 11 until the Friday before Youth Turkey Weekend (April 23 this year). Bag limit is 15/day. Unplugged shotguns, E-calls and shooting until ½ hour after sunset will be allowed.



You will still need to register online to get a permit and fill out a questionnaire after the season. Like the fall season, you are required to possess a valid VT hunting license, state and federal duck stamps and be registered for the Harvest Information Program. As far as the state stamp is concerned the 2010 Vermont Duck Stamp is valid through June 30, 2011. Beginning in 2011, we no longer have a separate stamp. Now there is a tag on the license which runs currently with the license for the calendar year. That means that hunters participating in the 2011 VT spring snow goose season can use either the 2010 duck stamp or the 2011 duck stamp tag to meet this requirement.



We hope to have something up on our website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) soon.



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2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Spring Snow Goose

Postby pete/pmr » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:36 am

Just got this email fromBill Crenshaw to correct the dates he gave me in the previous message,made a mistake on the dates!

Pete,



I gave you the wrong date for the closure of the 2011 Spring Snow Goose Conservation Order. The Friday before Youth Turkey Opening is April 22nd not 23rd.



Sorry about the mix up. We should be coming out with a news release about the CO next week.



Thanks,



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2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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Re: Spring Snow Goose

Postby yellodog1 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:54 am

Hunters have the opportunity to pursue snow geese this spring as a result of a special management action referred to as a “Conservation Order” allowed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and adopted by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board.

The Vermont 2011 Spring Snow Goose Conservation Order will occur statewide from March 11 through April 22. The daily bag limit is 15 snow geese, and there is no possession limit. Waterfowl hunting regulations in effect last fall will apply during the 2011 Spring Snow Goose Conservation Order with the exception that unplugged shotguns and electronic calls may be used, and shooting hours will be extended until ½ hour after sunset.

A 2011 Spring Snow Goose Harvest Permit is required and is available at no charge. Click here to register for a permit. Hunters may also call the Essex Junction Office (802-878-1564) to request a permit.

In addition to this permit, hunters will need a 2011 Vermont hunting license (residents $22, nonresidents $50), 2011 Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification, a 2010 federal migratory hunting stamp ($15), and either a 2010 or 2011 Vermont migratory waterfowl stamp ($7.50). Hunters can register with the Harvest Information Program by going to the department website mentioned above or calling toll free 1-877-306-7091 during normal business hours.

Hunters who obtain a permit will be required to complete an online survey after April 22 whether they hunted or not. Hunters without access to the internet may obtain a copy of the survey by calling 802-878-1564.

http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/Snowgoose_Harvest.cfm
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Re: Spring Snow Goose

Postby pete/pmr » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:08 pm

Thanks Yellowdog, I just copied the same thing and was about to post it for everyone! Bill just sent me a copy of this!
2013 Season Totals

Canada Geese 105
Mallards 43
Woodies 31
Teal 16
widgeon 8
Blacks 11
Goldeneyes 25 "Take-em"
Buffleheads 4
Bluebills 1
snows 27
Band Count 5
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