The 2014-2015 Regs are out and there are some interesting changes: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/re.../waterfowl.pdf
WHAT’S NEW IN 2014?
Changes to Regulations This Year:
“Dark” goose regulations have been split into separate categories for Canada
Geese and White-fronted geese. Please see the tables and footnotes in your
Hunting Zone for daily bag and possession limits.
In Unit 18, in western Alaska, White-fronted geese daily bag and possession
limits have increased to 8 daily, 24 in possession.
A registration permit and having your geese checked is no longer required to
hunt Canada geese in Units 6B, 6C, and on Hinchinbrook and Hawkins Islands
in Unit 6D. A registration permit is still needed for Middleton Island.
The definition of edible meat that must be salvaged has changed for swans,
geese (including brant) and sandhill cranes. For these species hunters must
salvage the meat of the breast and the meat of the legs and thighs (femur,
tibiotarsus, and fibula). Salvage requirements for ducks and snipe have not
What do you guys think of these changes?
I like the adjustment made for the white fronted geese bag limit (although we see very few around here).
The addition of keeping leg meat in swan, geese and cranes makes sense too.