Vermont hunters will get a chance to pursue snow geese this spring as part of a federal and state effort to control the population.
State officials say the special management action was taken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in response to concerns about the rising number of snow geese across the continent and the damage they’re causing to their arctic breeding habitat.
Eight states including Vermont are holding a spring snow goose hunt this year. Vermont’s season will take place from March 11 through April 23.