CANADA GOOSE HUNTING ENDS DECEMBER 1 IN MUSKEGON WASTEWATER GOOSE MANAGEMENT UNIT|
LANSING--Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division Chief Rebecca Humphries today announced the Canada goose hunting season will close in the Muskegon Wastewater Goose Management Unit at the end of hunting hours on Saturday, Dec. 1. Wildlife authorities expect the harvest quota of 350 Canada geese will be reached by that date in this central Muskegon County Goose Management Area.
The harvest quota is part of a Mississippi Flyway plan to ensure the continued welfare of migrant geese from northern Ontario by controlling how many geese are harvested during fall migration. According to DNR wetland and waterfowl specialist Greg Soulliere, hunter success was above average at Muskegon Wastewater during the November portion of the goose season.
The special late Canada goose season (Jan. 5 to Feb. 3), established to control resident giant Canada goose populations, offers waterfowlers additional hunting opportunity in southern Michigan this winter. The entire southern Michigan waterfowl hunting zone will be open for the special late goose season, with the exception of specifically designated Goose Management Units.
Additional information about waterfowl hunting regulations can be found in the Michigan Waterfowl Hunting Guide, available from DNR offices, retail hunting license agents, and on the Internet at http://wildlife.dnr.state.mi.us.