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September Teal, Geese & Sandhill Cranes

For license requirements, possession limits, public lands, shooting hours, legal means of taking, hunter orange and other migratory bird/waterfowl hunting restrictions see Migratory Game Bird Regulations

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Teal flying in the air.

September Teal

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Statewide.

Daily Limit

Six.

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Canada goose in grass.

Special Resident Canada goose

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Statewide.

Daily Limit

Eight.

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White-fronted geese flying.

White-Fronted Geese

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Statewide.

Daily Limit

Two.

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Sandhill crane in air.

Sandhill Cranes

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West of I-35 only.

Daily Limit

Three.

Federal Sandhill Crane Permit Required

See Special Licenses & Permits for full information on this permit.

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Geese in flight.

Conservation Order Light Goose Season (COLGS)

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Statewide.

Limit

There is no daily or possession limit.

COLGS Special Provisions

Electronic calls allowed; unplugged shotguns allowed; shooting hours extended to one-half hour after sunset; no daily or possession limits.

This season is designed to increase harvest and allow hunters to help reduce the population of mid-continent light geese (snow, blue & Ross’). All other waterfowl regulations apply, including use of federally approved nontoxic shot. All participants are required to have in their possession while hunting all necessary licenses, waterfowl stamps and a Harvest Information Program (HIP) permit.

Federal regulation requires an estimate of the COLGS light goose harvest. To participate in COLGS, hunters must register for a harvest survey online at wildlifedepartment.com.

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Goose in flight.

Dark Geese (all geese, except White-Fronted and Light Geese)

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Statewide.

Daily Limit

Eight.

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Goose landing.

Light Geese Snow, Blue & Ross’

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Statewide.

Daily Limit

50.