The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is again offering a chance for hunters to participate in a late season for hunting Canada geese.
The season runs Feb. 1-15 in 30 counties: Steuben, LaGrange, Elkhart, St. Joseph, La Porte, Starke, Marshall, Kosciusko, Noble, DeKalb, Allen, Whitley, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, Vermillion, Parke, Vigo, Clay, Sullivan and Greene.
DNR officials said the late season helps control the population of the breeding “giant” subspecies of Canada geese around urban areas. This, they say, is a common issue in Indiana and surrounding states, so Indiana has offered hunters a late Canada goose season in select counties every February since 2008.
A valid hunting license, Indiana waterfowl stamp privilege, signed federal duck stamp and a Harvest Information Program number are required to hunt during this season.
No special permit is needed for the late Canada goose season, and birds no longer need to be checked.