Goose and swan set to open | NevadaAppeal.com

Goose and swan set to open

for 2003 hunting seasons

GOOSE (Canada and White-Fronted):

— Opens on Oct. 18 in all counties, except for Washoe Valley of Washoe County, the Overton Wildlife Management Area and Clark and Lincoln Counties.

This season will close on Jan. 25.

Daily limit of 3 with a possession limit of 6.

— The Washoe Valley of Washoe County season runs Oct. 18 through Jan. 4. Daily limit of 3 and possession limit of 6.

— The Moapa Valley Portion of Overton Wildlife Management Area season runs Nov. 1 through Jan. 25. Daily limit of 2 and possession limit of 4.

— The Clark and Lincoln County seasons run Oct. 18 through Jan. 25. Daily limit of 2 and possession limit of 4.

GOOSE (Snow and Ross’):

— Opens on Oct. 18 in all counties, except for Washoe Valley of Washoe County, the Overton Wildlife Management Area and Clark and Lincoln Counties.

This season will close on Jan. 25.

Daily limit of 3 with a possession limit of 6.

— The Washoe Valley of Washoe County season runs Oct. 18 through Jan. 4. Daily limit of 3 and possession limit of 6.

— The Moapa Valley Portion of Overton Wildlife Management Area season runs Nov. 1 through Jan. 25. Daily limit of 2 and possession limit of 4.

— The Clark and Lincoln County seasons run Oct. 18 through Jan. 25. Daily limit of 2 and possession limit of 4.

— Special Note: The following areas are closed to hunting for Snow and Ross’ geese: Ruby Valley within Elko and White Pine Counties, White River Valley of Nye County and Pahranagat Valley of Lincoln County.

TUNDRA SWAN:

Only for those hunters who possess a special Tundra Swan hunting tag.

Opens on Oct. 18 only in Churchill, Lyon and Pershing Counties.

This season will close on Jan. 4.

Successful hunters are required to have their tags and swans validated at selected sites within five days of harvesting a swan.

SPECIAL NOTE:

All waterfowl hunters are required to have Federal and state waterfowl hunting stamps.

A Nevada State Duck Stamp ($5) is required for any person 12-64 years old who hunts migratory birds, except mourning or white-winged dove, snipe, coot or moorhen.

A Federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Stamp ($16 at NDOW) is required for any person 16 or older who hunts any migratory waterfowl.

Hunters must also possess a Harvest Information Program (HIP) validation number from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That number is free and is available by calling (800) WETLAND or go to Internet website http://www.wetland.net.

Non-toxic shot is required in shotgun shells.

Shotguns must be plugged to limit overall shot shell capacity to only three shells.

For information, call the Nevada Department of Wildlife at 688-1500 during regular hours.