Vermont’s spring snow goose hunting season starts next month.

Vermont’s spring snow goose hunting season starts next month. The season runs from March 11 through April 23 statewide. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has allowed the reduction of the population of migrating greater and lesser snow geese as well as Ross’ geese each year since 2009 by issuing a conservation order, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said. The population of these geese has increased to the point that they are destroying habitat, the department said. “The breeding population of greater snow geese has grown from approximately 50,000 birds in the mid-1960s to 714,000 birds today,”

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