Snow and Ross's Goose Spring Hunt

Alberta’s Spring Snow and Ross’s Goose Hunting Season

In 2015, Environment Canada permitted Alberta to have a snow and Ross’s goose spring conservation order (hunting season). This hunting season runs annually from March 15 to June 15.

Those who have hunted snow and Ross’s geese in the spring will confirm that this is the best time of year to target these birds. Their gregarious nature and spring feeding intensity make them easier to decoy, and you will be pleasantly surprised at how fat they are just before heading north to their nesting grounds.

As in fall, a daily bag limit of 50 (lesser snow or Ross’s geese, combined) will apply, with no possession limit.

Please note that as in fall, recorded snow goose calls may be used. All other hunting regulations need to be followed (firearm plugged to accept no more than 3 shots, hunting times between ½ before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset, trespass laws, etc.)

If considering this opportunity, please remember that your 2023-2024 Alberta Game Bird licence and Wildlife Certificate will expire March 31, 2024. The new 2024-2025 season licences will be available to purchase starting March 17, 2024.

Additionally, keep your 2023-2024 federal Migratory Hunting Permits, which are valid until July 31, 2024.

Updated: Oct 12, 2023