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PIERRE – Snows, blues and Ross’ geese will soon be moving towards South Dakota, and out-of-state hunters preparing for the 2001 Spring Light Goose Conservation Order should note that the state’s nonresident license for 2001 is valid for the entire event. "Last year’s nonresident spring goose license was valid for 5-consecutive days," said Assistant Wildlife Director George Vandel. "This year, however, nonresident hunters can hunt Feb. 1 through May 15 with one license, which will be of convenience to those who plan additional or extended hunts. It will also help with the goal of the conservation order, which is to reduce the light goose population and help to preserve the birds nesting grounds in northern Canada. Hunters can purchase a license directly from license agents across South Dakota, or send in an application and receive one by mail. An application is not required for over-the-counter purchases. A license agent listing, as well as the nonresident light goose application, are listed on the department’s website at

Uploaded: 2/15/2001