Game and Parks reminds goose hunters of season dates

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds hunters that the regular light goose waterfowl season lasts through Feb. 12, while the light goose conservation order runs from Feb. 13-April 5.

During the light goose waterfowl season, hunters may not use electronic calls or unplugged shotguns. The daily bag limit during the light goose waterfowl season is 50. Shooting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.

During the light goose conservation order, electronic calls and unplugged shotguns are permitted. There is no daily bag limit, and shooting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

Goose hunters should also be aware of trumpeter swans in the state. Trumpeter swans are much larger than snow and Ross’s geese and fly in smaller flocks. Trumpeter swans also have a have a longer neck and a slower wingbeat while flying.

For more information on waterfowl hunting in Nebraska, view the waterfowl guide online at