It's time to go goose hunting

The goose hunting season should be bountiful for hunters

With resident Canada goose breeding numbers similar to recent years and average production of the Ontario breeders, hunters should have ample opportunities this year and will again enjoy a full 92 days of hunting in the Exterior Zone with a three-bird daily bag limit.

Exterior Zone Canada goose season structure is as follows:

  • Northern Zone - Sept. 16 to Dec. 16;
  • Southern Zone - Sept. 16 to Oct. 6 and Oct. 12 to Dec. 1 and Dec. 16- Jan. 4, 2020; and
  • Mississippi River Subzone - Sept. 28- Oct. 4 and Oct. 12 to Jan. 4, 2020.

While afield, hunters must carry proof of their Canada goose harvest permit. Acceptable methods of proof include a paper copy, Go Wild-generated PDF displayed on a mobile device, an authenticated Wisconsin driver's license or Go Wild Conservation Card. As a reminder to Canada goose hunters, registration of Canada geese and in-field validation of the Canada goose hunting permit is no longer required.

State licenses and stamps, permits and HIP registration are also available through Go Wild . For more information regarding waterfowl hunting in Wisconsin, visit and search keyword " waterfowl ."