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Great opportunity to hunt Canada geese

When North Dakota’s early Canada goose season starts Aug. 15, hunters who find themselves in the right situation will likely have a limit of 15 birds a day, up from eight last year and five in 2010.

This is a remarkable development for someone like me who grew up and started hunting in the 1980s, when the state had established zones where shooting of Canada geese was prohibited, and outside those zones the limit for much of the season was one Canada goose per day.

I relay this scenario when I occasionally hear disparaging remarks associated with Canada geese, or snow geese as well. While it’s no secret that today’s population sometimes creates problems with crop depredation and even encroaching on residential areas, the restoration of the giant Canada goose from near extinction in North America is a success story that has few equals in the history of wildlife management.

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