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Light Geese are Delicious and Deserve Respect

As a conservation professional, I get sick and tired of people calling snow and Ross’s geese nasty nicknames and saying that they are downright unfit to eat. Look, they are not “sky carp,” “rats with white feathers,” or “trash birds.” No, not by a long shot! Your blogger displays snow geese harvested during a recent Light Goose Conservation Order hunt in south-central Nebraska. Photo courtesy of Greg Wagner/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. They are classified as light geese — snow …

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Light Goose Conservation Order begins Feb. 11

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Efforts to control the light goose population continue with the Light Goose Conservation Order, which begins Feb. 11, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The dates for the conservation order are: East Zone, Feb. 11-April 15; Rainwater Basin Zone, Feb. 11-April 5 and West Zone, Feb. 11-April 5. White and blue-phase snow geese and Ross’ geese may be taken statewide during the conservation order, but different regulations apply in each zone. Read the 2018 Nebraska …

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Respect The Tasty Snows

They are not “sky carp,” “lutefisk with feathers,” “an over-cooked catcher’s mitt,” or trash birds.  Your blogger displays snow geese harvested during a recent Light Goose Conservation Order hunt in south-central Nebraska. Photo by Ty Stromquist of Norfolk, NE. They are classified as light geese — snow and Ross’s geese to be exact, and they are to be respected and revered like any other natural resource! In fact, they are a worthy adversary of hunters and actually great to eat! Snow and Ross’s geese, …

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Memorable Snows

I know what you’re thinking. No, this is not going to be a blog about the memorable snow storms I’ve experienced growing up in the Cornhusker State. Nope. This is a going to be blog post about the memorable times I had last year hunting snow and Ross’s geese during Nebraska’s Light Conservation Order hunting period here in Nebraska. I can favorably recall each and every experience! I saw huge flocks of light geese. I watched superb dog work. I was fortunate to harvest …

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Be Aware of Changes to Light Goose Conservation Order

LINCOLN – Waterfowlers should be aware of two changes to this year’s Light Goose Conservation Order, which opens across the state on Feb. 9. There are three zones this year instead of two. In addition to the Rainwater Basin Zone in south-central Nebraska, there are West and East zones. Outside of the Rainwater Basin Zone, U.S. Highway 81 in eastern Nebraska separates the West and East zones. The order also will close later this year, April 5 in the Rainwater …

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Dogs of the Conservation Order Complete the Hunt

“The journey of life is sweeter when traveled with a dog …” Unknown. I have always commented that dogs complete the hunting experience, especially when it comes to waterfowl.  This is so true in the current Light Goose Conservation Order hunting period on Snow and Ross’s Geese here in Nebraska! I have been fortunate to witness some outstanding dog work with some affectionate canines! I thought I’d share some of the images I captured by digital camera of these four-legged hunting companions along with their owners. Above, this is Copper, …

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My Marsh Madness: Selection Sunday Light Goose Hunt

Yesterday was an exciting day for college basketball in this state with both Creighton and Nebraska qualifying for the March Madness of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in the same region (congrats to both the Jays and the Huskers, and they may even end up playing each other!). But for me, ‘selection Sunday’  as it is so named, meant ‘marsh madness.’ As you may be able to tell, I spent the entire day hunting light geese (Snow and Ross’s geese) during the Conservation Order hunting period on a friend …

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Light Goose Conservation Order Opens Feb. 10

LINCOLN – Individuals wanting to participate in the Light Goose Conservation Order have several changes they must be aware of when the Conservation Order opens Feb. 10 in Nebraska. A summary of the changes: — There are now only two hunting zones, the Rainwater Basin (formerly Zones 1 and 2) and the Prairie Zone (formerly Zone 3). — The Conservation Order closes April 1. — Hunting will be allowed seven days a week in the Rainwater Basin Zone during the …

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