duck and goose hunting season
- Here's some hunting dates that might be relevant to some birders:
General waterfowl season: Oct. 23 through Jan. 30, 2011
Special early Canada goose season: Oct. 2 through Oct. 6, 2010
Here are the details:
The California Fish and Game Commission approved a split season for large Canada geese in the Balance of the State Zone for the 2010/2011 season. Except for the North Coast Special Management Area, the hunting season for large Canada geese in the Balance of the State Zone will be open from Oct. 2 through Oct. 6, 2010, and again with the general waterfowl season from Oct. 23 through Jan. 30, 2011.
The Balance of the State Zone includes all of central California and many counties in the north state. A map of this zone can be found at the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) website at www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/waterfowl/images/waterfowlzonemap.gif. The split season for large Canada geese is not in effect for the North Coast Special Management Area, which includes all of Del Norte and Siskiyou counties.
Office of Spill Prevention and Response
California Dept of Fish and Game
PO Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 323-4724 phone
(916) 324-8829 fax