Early Canada goose season will be similar to last year, as the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) adopted regulations at its regular monthly meeting last Thursday at Harsens Island.
The season will be Sept. 1-10 in the Upper Peninsula and Huron, Saginaw and Tuscola counties; and Sept. 1-15 in the remainder of the state. The daily bag limit is five.
In addition the NRC:
set jacksnipe and rail season for Sept. 1 – Nov. 9, with a limit of eight snipe daily (16 in possession) and 25 Virginia and Sora rails, single or in aggregate, daily (50 in possession);
set the youth waterfowl season for Sept. 15-16; and
set a maximum shot size of No. 1 at the St. Clair Flats Wildlife Area and Pointe Mouillee State Game Area.
Regular waterfowl seasons will be set at the NRC’s Aug. 9 meeting in Lansing.