Permit application now available for free light goose conservation season

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NASHVILLE -- Sportsmen are reminded that a free permit is required to participate in the 2017 Light Goose Conservation season which will be held Feb. 12-March 10.

The application for the free permit is now available on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s website under the waterfowl icon in the migratory birds section of “For Hunters.”

The Light Goose Conservation season is for Blue, Snow and Ross geese. The following provisions apply during the Light Goose Season only which are unplugged shotguns and electronic calls. Shooting is allowed 30 minutes before official sunrise until 30 minutes after official sunset.

There is no daily bag or possession limit during this season except on opening day and the second day of the season. No federal or state waterfowl stamps are required to hunt during the conservation season. Hunters must possess a Light Goose Conservation Season permit and have a valid hunting license, but the hunting license may be from any state.