Delawareans can now hunt for snow geese
Delaware wildlife officials are now allowing hunters to harvest snow geese to help control population levels.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has implemented a federal Snow Goose Conservation Order, which encourages hunters to harvest snow geese, to help stabilize the geese population.
Delawareans will be allowed to hunt snow geese every day except Sunday. There will be no limits on the amount of snow geese a hunter can harvest.
All state wildlife areas are participating in the harvest, but federally-managed Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge are not.
Eligible hunters must have a valid hunting license, a waterfowl stamp and a federal Delaware Harvest Information Program number.
The order runs through Friday, Feb. 10. It will open again on Monday, Feb. 13 and runs through Friday, April 7.
A federal Snow Goose Conservation Order was first issued in 2009 as a tool to control the number of snow geese in the region.