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Second split in the hunting season for the south goose hunting zone provides opportunity over the holidays

Published by Central Office December 4, 2018

Contact(s): Taylor Finger, DNR migratory game bird ecologist, 608-266-8841; Trenton Rohrer, DNR assistant migratory game bird ecologist, 608-261-6458

MADISON - Goose hunters in the South Goose Hunting Zone are reminded that the regular goose season closed with the duck season on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 for 13 days. Goose season will reopen on Sunday, Dec. 16 and run through Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.

This second split in the goose season allows for the opportunity to hunt geese over the Christmas and New Year holidays. This late-season opening was supported by the majority of the public and by most hunting and conservation organizations.

The timeframe for 2018-19 will give hunters the ability to pursue geese during a period when many have time off from work and school. This is also a time when many hunters return home to Wisconsin for the holidays, and these new season dates give people the chance to capitalize on their time off while spending time outdoors with family and friends pursuing geese.

For more information on goose and other waterfowl hunting, visit and search keyword "waterfowl."

Last Revised: Tuesday, December 04, 2018

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