North Dakota's early Canada goose hunting
season opens Wednesday.
The early season is aimed at reducing local numbers of Canada
geese. The state Game and Fish Department says the statewide
population of the geese remains high despite liberalized
regulations the past several years including larger bag limits and
expanded shooting hours.
Limits for this year's early season are 15 birds daily and 30 in
possession. Shooting hours are half an hour before sunrise until
The season ends in the Missouri River zone on Sept. 7. It closes
in the rest of the state on Sept. 15.