There’s nothing like being in the field after a long winter, and in 2018, Alberta joined Saskatchewan and Manitoba for the first time in offering a spring snow goose hunt. As with many regions of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Alberta’s spring shoot runs for several months, so there will be ample opportunity for cabin-fever hunters to spend some time afield. And like Manitoba, Alberta will also offer a spring hunting season for Ross’s geese.
But just because an overabundance of geese has led to these new hunting opportunities, don’t think that bagging your limit is as simple as throwing out a few white decoys and lying in a blind.
Whether you head afield in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba, here’s what you need to know to make the most of your spring hunt.
Please note: Exact dates of the spring snow goose hunt vary among provincial jurisdictions, so be sure to check before heading afield. You can find links to the snow goose regulations for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba at www.outdoorcanada.ca/snowhunts.