Light Goose Conservation Order

Valid Sep. 1, 2023 through Aug. 31, 2024.

During the Light Goose Conservation Order, the taking of light geese will be permitted by regulations established through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Conservation Order. Under the order, the following rules shall be in effect for the taking of light geese:

  • No daily bag or possession limits.
  • The use of electronic calls is legal.
  • Unplugged shotguns holding more than 3 shells are legal.
  • Shooting hours will be one-half hour before sunrise until one half-hour after sunset.

It is unlawful to take any other species of migratory game birds during the Light Goose Conservation Order.

Area Closed to Hunting

After March 5, 2017, it is unlawful to take light geese in Refugio, Calhoun and Aransas counties on the seaward side of a line beginning at the Gulf of Mexico at Port O’Connor (including Pelican Island), thence northwest along State Hwy. 185, thence southwest along State Hwy. 35 to Aransas Pass, thence southeast along State Hwy. 361 to the Port Aransas Channel, thence east along the Corpus Christi Channel, thence southeast along the Aransas Channel to the Gulf of Mexico.

This closure does not apply to the Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge map