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Fish & Wildlife > Hunting & Trapping > Waterfowl & Migratory Game Birds > Waterfowl Seasons > Indiana Late Goose Hunting Permits Indiana Late Goose Hunting Permits

Indiana Late Goose Hunting Permits

Welcome to the permitting site for late goose hunts in Indiana. There are two late goose hunts available in Indiana: a late Canada goose zone season from Feb. 1 – 15, 2015 in 30 counties, and a light goose conservation order from Feb. 1 – March 31, 2015 statewide (except the late Canada goose zone, which is open for light geese Feb. 16 – March 31, 2015).  Please read the following information and a link to the permit application is at the bottom of the page. Please read the following information and a link to the permit application is at the bottom of the page. 

Late Canada Goose Zone Season

  • This season is open Feb. 1–15, 2015 in the following counties: Steuben, Lagrange, Elkhart, St. Joseph, La Porte, Starke, Marshall, Kosciusko, Noble, De Kalb, Allen, Whitley, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, Vermillion, Parke, Vigo, Clay, Sullivan, Greene.
  • This season is open on Canada geese only.
  • You must have an Indiana hunting license, Indiana waterfowl stamp, federal waterfowl stamp, and a HIP number to participate.
  • Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
  • Regular waterfowl regulations apply. It is illegal to take Canada geese using electronic callers, shotguns capable of holding more than three shells, or to shoot after sunset.
  • The bag limit for this season is 3 Canada geese per day, with a possession limit of 9.
  • Please report any banded geese taken. You may report these bands by calling toll-free 1-800-327-BAND, or online at http://www.reportband.gov/.

 No special permit is needed for the late Canada Goose season, and birds no longer need to be checked.

Light Goose Conservation Order

  • This conservation order is open statewide Feb. 1 – March 31, 2015, except in the late Canada goose zone, where it is open Feb. 16 – March 31, 2015.
  • Legal species include snow geese and Ross’ geese (white and blue phases of both species are legal).
  • You must have an Indiana hunting license and an Indiana waterfowl stamp to participate. Neither a federal waterfowl stamp nor a HIP number is required.
  • You must also have a special free permit to participate. These permits will be available beginning in early January at Indiana Fish and Wildlife Areas, or via this web page beginning in December.
  • Please follow the link at the top of this page to complete the harvest survey electronically. This survey will help us determine whether we are meeting the federal requirements for this season.
  • Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
  • It is legal to take light geese during the conservation order using electronic callers and/or shotguns capable of holding more than three shells.
  • There is no bag or possession limit for light geese during the conservation order.
  • Please report any banded geese taken. You may report these bands by calling toll-free 1-800-327-BAND, or online at http://www.reportband.gov/.
I have read the above information and would like to apply for a free permit to hunt light geese during one or more of the late seasons in 2015.