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News Release
RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462

For Release:

December 28, 2000

Contact:

Sally Spadaro 222-4700 ext. 2426
Stephanie Powell 222-4700 ext. 4418

DEM OFFERS EXPERIMENTAL LATE GOOSE HUNTING SEASON
Special Permit Required

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management reminds waterfowl hunters that there will be an experimental late season for Canada goose from January 15 to February 15, 2001. This season is limited to Providence and Kent Counties, and portions of northern Exeter and North Kingstown. The daily bag limit for this season will be five Canada geese, with a possession limit of 10.

To hunt during this experimental season, a hunter must obtain a late season permit. Permits can be obtained by applying in person weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DEM Division of Fish and Wildlife's Great Swamp Field Office in West Kingston, or by sending a self-addressed stamped business envelope to that office at Box 218, West Kingston, RI. 02892. Hunters are asked to provide their telephone numbers with their requests.

A hunting area boundary map will be provided with the permit. The permit must be carried while goose hunting, and must be returned, whether you hunt or not, by February 28, 2001 for continued goose hunting privileges during the 2001-2002 season.

All waterfowl hunters age 16 and older must carry a valid Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (duck stamp) and a Rhode Island Waterfowl Stamp, signed in ink across the face. All migratory bird hunters must also carry a Harvest Information Program (HIP) permit. A free HIP permit may be obtained at state hunting license vendors, town halls and DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife located at the Stedman Government Center on Tower Hill Road in Wakefield.

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