Vermont to offer spring hunting for snow geeseJanuary 30,2013AP PHOTO
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says there's going to be a special snow geese hunting season this spring.
Vermont officials say the state's season is being adopted at the recommendation of federal and state wildlife scientists in response to concerns about a growing number of snow geese across North America.
Eight states in the Atlantic flyway, from North Carolina to Vermont, are planning to hold spring snow goose seasons, known formally as a “conservation order.”
The state says the populations of snow geese and similar species have grown to record levels over the past three decades.
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