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 2022-2023

  • October 1, 2022 - November 10, 2022
  • November 28, 2022 - December 1, 2022
  • December 5, 2022 - December 8, 2022
  • February 1, 2023 - February 3, 2023
  • February 6, 2023 - March 31, 2023


  • 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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