Duck and goose season is right around the corner and there will be some new math for field hunters who have shots at specklebelly geese. In the mile-long list of rules, regulations and season limits, something is changing this year that might have slipped by some waterfowl hunters. The limit for specks (white fronted geese) is going up from two birds per gun to THREE this season.
So, where a blind with four hunters last year could harvest eight birds per hunt, that now goes to a total of 12. That’s a significant change.
The new plan has mixed reviews because some south Louisiana hunters aren’t seeing as many specks as they used to. However, there are days in the field blinds that a slow duck hunting day has been saved by some good goose hunting. Those days will now be even better.
Make sure you know the rules, regulations and limits for everything you hunt and everywhere you hunt. You are responsible for your own actions and “somebody told me that was okay” isn’t a valid excuse if you are talking with a game warden. Know the rules. Be safe. And have fun!