W.Va. Opens Early Season For Canada Geese

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia hunters can soon start taking aim at Canada geese and other waterfowl.

The early waterfowl season begins Tuesday and runs through Sept. 19.

West Virginia DNR Biologist Steve Wilson estimates there are between 20,000 and 30,000 Canada geese in West Virginia.

Division of Natural resourcesR wildlife resources section chief Curtis I. Taylor said the largest concentration of Canada geese are found along major river valleys with an abundance of open land.

Besides a hunting license, hunters must possess a federal waterfowl stamp and a free migratory bird harvest information program registration card.

Registration is free and available from DNR offices and all hunting license outlets.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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