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The special spring conservation order for snow geese is designed to increase harvest of these birds, which have increased to one million birds in the Atlantic Flyway and now threaten the long-term health of the ecosystems they inhabit.

Spring Snow Goose Conservation Order Regulations in Vermont

Season Dates:03/11/2017 - 04/28/2017

Legal Species:Snow Geese (includes Blue Geese) and Ross' Geese

Daily Bag Limit:15

Possession Limit:No Limit

Requirements: Current Vermont Hunting License
2017 Harvest Information Program (HIP) Certification
2016 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp
2017 Vermont Migratory Waterfowl Stamp
2017 Spring Snow Goose Conservation Order Permit


A permit is required to participate in the Spring Snow Goose Conservation Order.
To obtain a permit, click on the "request a permit" button below and follow the instructions.
A permit will be created automatically, which you should print and carry with you while hunting. Please be sure to sign it!

At the end of the special spring conservation order for snow geese, you are required to take a few minutes to accurately and completely fill out a survey, even if you did not participate or bag any geese.

To complete the survey online, come back to this page, click on the "fill out post-season survey" button and follow the instructions.
If you prefer, you may also print a copy of this survey, fill it in during the season, and mail it to: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, 111 West Street, Essex Junction, VT, 05452.

Survey Note: Please complete and submit the survey by Tuesday, May 16, 2017

(Check back later to complete a survey)