Can u hunt geese in NY?

Species Snow Geesee
Northeast Oct. 1 – Apr. 15
Lake Champlain a Oct. 1 – Dec. 31 Jan. 16 – Apr. 15
Southeast Oct. 1 – Apr. 15

Is it illegal to hit geese in NY?

Geese are migratory birds protected by international treaties and killing a goose out of season is a federal crime as well as a state crime.

Where can I hunt geese in NY?

Places to Hunt Waterfowl

  • Western Zone.
  • Southeastern Zone.
  • Northeastern Zone.
  • Lake Champlain Zone.
  • Long Island Zone.

What license do you need to hunt geese in NY?

If you are 16 years or older and hunt waterfowl (ducks, geese, and brant), you need a federal migratory bird hunting stamp (“duck stamp”).

Is it illegal to catch a geese?

Federal law protects Canada geese. It is illegal to harm geese, their eggs, or their nests in the United States without permission from the U.S. Fish and Wild Service (USFWS). Geese may be harassed or scared away without a permit as long as the geese, goslings, eggs, and nests are not harmed.

What to do if a goose chases you?

Back away slowly and never run, yell, kick, or act aggressively in any way. If you do, the other bird may attack you as well. If a goose flies toward your face, duck or moves away from it at a 90-degree angle to the direction of flight. Continue to face the goose at all times.

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How many geese can you kill a day?

23/day, which may include: 20 white geese, 3 dark geese. Possession limit triple the daily bag.

2021-2022 Regulations.

AREA Southern California Zone
SPECIES Same as regular season
SEASONS Oct 23 – Jan 31 & Feb 5 – 6, Feb – 19 – 20, Feb 26 – 27
DAILY BAG & POSSESSION LIMITS 3/day, possession limit 9

Is a Brant a goose?

The compact, rather short-necked Brant is an attractive small goose with a black head, white necklace, and rich brown body brightening to white under the tail. They winter in flocks in bays, estuaries, and lagoons, where they eat eelgrass and other aquatic vegetation.

Do geese taste good?

Goose is not to everyone’s taste. It has a stronger flavor than the chicken breast so common in the American diet. Cooked properly, however, it can be a rich, flavorful meat. This is the time of year to give it a try.

When can you hunt geese in NY?

Snow goose seasons include both the regular hunting season and the Conservation Order that runs from January 16 – April 15 in all zones (except Long Island).

News for 2021-2022:

Species Snow Geesee
Northeast Oct. 1 – Apr. 15
Lake Champlain a Oct. 1 – Dec. 31 Jan. 16 – Apr. 15
Southeast Oct. 1 – Apr. 15

Can you shoot ducks on the water in New York?

With that rule of thumb in mind, New York’s Environmental Conservation Law recognizes and specifies that when hunting waterfowl and shooting over water, discharge of firearms within 500 feet of a dwelling is allowed.

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