Indiana Late Goose Hunting Permits


Late Canada goose seasons incorporated into longer regular season.

Changes to waterfowl seasons this year include the removal of the special Late Canada goose seasons. Instead, longer goose seasons have been incorporated into the regular seasons. For each zone the final set of dates extends into mid-February, allowing for additional harvest opportunities for hunters. A permit is no longer needed for Canada geese, white-fronted geese, light geese, and brant during this extended regular season. However, a permit is still required for the light goose conservation order, which begins in mid-February and runs through March.

Welcome to the permitting site for the Light Goose Conservation Order in Indiana. The Light Goose Conservation Order is open from Feb. 13 – March 31, 2017 statewide.  Please read the following information.

This conservation order is open statewide Feb. 13 – March 31, 2017.

  • Legal species include snow geese and Ross’ geese (white and blue phases of both species are legal).
  • You must have an Indiana hunting license and an Indiana waterfowl stamp to participate. Neither a federal waterfowl stamp nor a HIP number is required.
  • You must also have a special free permit to participate. These permits will be available beginning in early January at Indiana Fish and Wildlife Areas, or via this web page beginning in December.
  • Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
  • It is legal to take light geese during the conservation order using electronic callers and/or shotguns capable of holding more than three shells.
  • There is no bag or possession limit for light geese during the conservation order.
  • Please report any banded geese taken. You may report these bands by calling toll-free 1-800-327-BAND, or online at
I have read the above information and would like to apply for a free permit to hunt light geese during one or more of the late seasons in 2017.