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carpshooterdeluxe

western goose zone new 2 bird limit!

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carpshooterdeluxe

finally they have changed the western goose zone regulations! 2 birds a day with a 60 day season, including the west central zone around lqp wma. looks like there wont be any excuse for the goose decoys to gather dust between the early and late seasons now!

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Rost

Yes, the boys back home are excited! The 1 goose limit last year was rediculous.

Carpshooter-are you from w. Mn?

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Eric Wettschreck

I'm excited. I may actually use goose decoys while duck hunting this year.

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Lund 95

Yeah it will be nice to actually shoot our guns more than once when a flock comes in. It used to be more work than it was worth when it was only one goose, but maybe not this year. I can't wait for early season since i missed the last two.

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so haaad

Yes!!! I'm definitely excited about the 60 day season. I've been emailing Dave Schad and the DNR about this very issue over the last few years. Maybe they realized the November geese were not just the "EPP" strain.

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Eric Wettschreck

You got me.

EPP Strain????????? confused.gif

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SpecialK

Eastern Prairie Pothole?

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icehousebob

Eastern Prairie Population. The geese that nest on the Canadian prairie provinces.

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Kodiak

halleuja!!! finally no more one and done!

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carpshooterdeluxe

Rost: yep i grew up west of benson, still get back as much as i can; in fact headin that way this weekend to finalize permission for fields and get some good scouting in for waterfowl season as well as archery.

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loosegoose

Is there a two goose limit in the Lac Qui Parle WMA too or just the west central zone excluding the LQP WMA?

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Quackaddict9

yes I think it includes the Lac Qui Parle

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basssmasher*

hey carp, I just moved to Benson about a yr ago and still know noone round here.. I lOVE hunting but hard to get permission if ya dunno anyone,, lol.. maybe we could hook up sometime?? thanks!! Basssmasher

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Fish'n guy

I am really excited about the 2 bird daily limit in the West Central zone! I have always hated to put out a trailer full of fullbodies just for one goose, but now it is more worth the effort. I know for afact the out of the several birds that we killed last year only a few of witch were EPP's. Many birds over 10lbs with longer beaks and necks. I gotta say I sure do love those short fat little EPP's for the smoker though! It is definately going to be a great year for the duck and geese if the cold air moves down when it's supposed to.

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deacon

Thanks for article link, it's about time this has been changed!

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