GFP Commission Changes the Early Fall Goose Season and Units

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission made changes to the early fall Canada goose hunting seasons at their January meeting.

The Commission reduced the daily limit of Canada geese during the early fall Canada goose hunting season from 15 geese in 2017 to eight in 2018 with a possession limit of 24. The early fall Canada goose hunting season will run from Sept. 1-30, 2018.

The GFP Commission also added Lawrence county to Unit 2 for the 2018-2019 goose hunting seasons.

2018-2019 season dates are:

Canada Geese (and Brant)

  • Unit 1: Oct. 1 – Dec. 16, 2018
  • Unit 2: Nov. 5, 2018 – Feb. 17, 2019
  • Unit 3: Jan. 12-20, 2019

Light Geese

  • Statewide: Sept. 29, 2018 – Jan. 11, 2019

Spring Light Goose Conservation Order

  • Statewide: Feb. 18 – May 7, 2019

White-fronted Geese

  • Statewide: Sept. 29 – Dec. 23, 2018

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