Wildlife & Hunting

Light Goose Conservation Order


The light goose conservation order is a special hunting opportunity to help control expanding populations of snow, blue, and Ross's geese (collectively called light geese).

Light Goose Conservation Order Dates 2021-2022

  • October 1, 2021 - November 12, 2021
  • November 29, 2021 - December 2, 2021
  • December 6, 2021 - December 8, 2021
  • February 1, 2022 - February 4, 2022
  • February 7, 2022 - March 31, 2022


  • A free permit number is required to hunt light geese during the Conservation Order (click the link below).
  • There is no daily bag limit or possession limit during the Conservation Order
  • Snow, blue, and Ross' geese are the only birds legal for harvest
  • The use of electronic calling devices is allowed
  • The use of unplugged shotguns is allowed
  • Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset
  • Hunters need a valid Mississippi hunting license and STATE waterfowl stamp
  • Hunters are not required to have federal waterfowl stamps
  • Hunters must use steel or other approved non-toxic shot shells

Light Goose Conservation Permit Application

Light Goose Conservation Permit Look-Up


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