8 states, including Vt., hold spring snow geese hunt to reduce growing population

WAITSFIELD, Vt. — Vermont hunters will again have a chance to hunt show geese this spring amid concerns about a growing population of the waterfowl.

The season opens on Sunday and runs through April 27.

The daily bag limit is 15. Hunters need a valid hunting license and a snow goose hunting permit, which is available at no charge on the Fish and Wildlife Department’s web site.

Fish and wildlife official say the population of snow geese, blue geese and Ross’s geese has grown to record levels in North America over the past three decades.

Vermont’s waterfowl project biologist says the increase in the greater snow geese population has caused damage to agricultural crops, marsh vegetation and wintering areas in North America.

Seven other states also are holding a spring hunt.

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