In the proposed regulations that came out July 24 (see right hand column on page 12) and closed August 3 there is a proposal to create a goose permit system in unit 6C and Hinchinbrook, Hawkins, and Middleton Islands for the taking of Canada geese so that they can track the taking of Dusky Canada geese. Once 40 Dusky geese have been taken all Canada goose hunting in unit 6C will be closed.
The funny thing is that there are Dusky geese to the west of unit 6C. They migrate south through the Panhandle and there will be no restrictions or permits outside of unit 6C at Cordova.
The rules are supposed to go final on August 17, which does not give the state much time to implement a permit system unless they do it as a walk-in over the counter system in Cordova and Anchorage. All geese will have to be checked to determine if they are Dusky geese so that the 40 geese quota can be determined. Middleton Island has had a permit system in place for a while now so they might use that system which is OTC.