Thursday, December 27, 2012
Pa GAME COMMISSION PREPARES FOR SPECIAL SNOW GOOSE SEASON
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are set to offer hunters the opportunity to participate in a snow goose conservation hunt designed to help stem the growth of continental snow goose populations. Hunters must obtain a free snow goose conservation hunt permit and report cards from the agency to participate in the season.
In the Atlantic Population Goose Zone, the special snow goose conservation season runs from Jan. 28-April 26. In the Southern James Bay Population Goose Zone, the special snow goose conservation season runs from Jan. 19-April 26. The Resident Population Goose Zone special snow goose conservation season will run March 1-April 26.
To obtain the required permit, hunters can access the “Snow Goose Conservation Hunt” page by clicking on the appropriate icon in the center of the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) and then following the instructions. By completing the application online, hunters will be able to print off the permit and report cards and will not have to wait for the package to be mailed.
For those individuals with no online access, permits and the required report cards can be obtained by calling the Game Commission at the Harrisburg headquarters (717-787-4250) and asking for the Bureau of Wildlife Management. However, this process will require mailing the permit and report cards to the applicant, so allow a minimum of one week for processing and mail delivery to obtain a permit.