New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

By Doug Leier
North Dakota Game and Fish 

Early season for Canada geese kicks off hunting season


August 19, 2019

August is no longer just about winding down the fishing season and starting the planning and preparation for upcoming hunting seasons.

While North Dakota has long had a crow season that got its start in mid-August, it wasn't until changes several years ago put the early Canada goose opener into the middle of the month that a significant season kicked off before Labor Day weekend.

The first early Canada goose season was held in 1999 as a regional effort to help reduce resident Canada goose numbers in North Dakota. Season dates covered the first few weeks of September, so most of the harvest...

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