Arkansas Snow Goose Hunting Seminar Scheduled for Delta Rivers Nature Center

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Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Arkansas  -(Ammoland.com)- The Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff will host a special two-hour seminar beginning at 1 p.m., February 6, to teach the basics of snow goose hunting.

Snow goose populations remain too large for their historic nesting grounds, which may cause changes in plant communities that could impact other animal species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service established the Light Goose Conservation Order, where hunters are given additional days and liberal regulations to combat this overpopulation. During this time, hunters may use electronic calls and shotguns that hold more than three shells to maximize their effectiveness. Hunters also do not need a state or federal waterfowl stamp, but do need a valid hunting license and a free conservation order number from the AGFC’s licensing division.

Flocks measuring in the tens of thousands gather in the expansive agricultural fields of the Delta during their migration south. These massive flocks mean plenty of shooting opportunities for hunters, but also can be difficult to decoy. This workshop will give new hunters tips on how to fool all those eyes.

“Hunting snow geese can be difficult,” said Luke Naylor, waterfowl program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. “It presents a set of challenges unique to waterfowling and much different than those familiar to many duck hunters.”

Registration is required for the free workshop. Call 870-534-0011 or email [email protected] to register.

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