Imperial County Special Management Area

Snow Goose hunting in the Imperial County Special Management AreaThe Waterfowl Zone in which you are hunting determines the seasons, bag limits, and possession limits. One of the zones has several Special Management Areas (SMAs). Some of them affect hunting for certain species of geese. On this page, we cover hunting for “white geese” in the Imperial County Special Management Area. Here, you’ll find seasons, bag limits, possession limits, legal boundaries, and maps.

Obviously, the Imperial County Special Management Area is located in Imperial County, California. However, go to 14 CCR § 502(b)(6)(H) for the legal boundaries. You can also view them on our custom Google map__.

Species

Ross's Goose hunting in the Imperial County Special Management Area.When hunting White Geese in the Imperial County SMA, there are special rules. “White geese” includes the blue and white phases of Ross’ geese and Snow geese.

Seasons

Regular Season

The regular hunting season for white-goose in the Imperial County SMA is from the first Saturday in November, lasting for 86 days.

Late Season

The late hunting season for white-goose in the Imperial County SMA is from the first Saturday in February, lasting for 16 days. Warning shot!!! You can only hunt them on private land with permission of the landowner.

Bag and Possession Limits

The daily bag limit for white geese in the Imperial County SMA is 20. That’s up five from the 2015-2016 hunting year. The possession limit is triple the daily bag limit.

Public Hunting Area

For public hunting areas in or near the Imperial County SMA, see our custom Google map.

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