Lingering Goose Destruction and Depredation

- A special August Canada goose season in South Dakota allowed resident hunters an early crack at birds in certain counties as they aimed to fill a generous bag-limit of 15 birds in an attempt to control soaring populations. Population control has been an enormous challenge for the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks […]

Goose numbers, habitat & depredation on the rise

- South Dakota’s goose population has soared over the past 25 years. What are the reasons? A big one is the increase in overall habitat as noted in a new land-use study from South Dakota State University. Their results show a significant increase in both habitat (wetlands and forest) and open water acres between 2006 and […]