Wildlife & Hunting

Light Goose Conservation Order


Geese standing

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 2023-2024

  • October 1, 2023 - November 19, 2023
  • November 27, 2023 - November 30, 2023
  • December 4, 2023 - December 8, 2023
  • February 1, 2024 - February 2, 2024
  • February 5, 2024 - March 31, 2024


  • 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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