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Beginning March 23, all ODFW offices will be closed to visitors. ODFW staff will be available by phone and email.

Game Bird Hunting

With both resident and migratory populations, there are ample numbers of Canada geese in Oregon. And as good table fair, they make for a great addition to any holiday spread.

Features: Canada geese come in many sizes and colorations. All have the same general long, black neck and white chinstrap. Their breast color can range from light gray to a dark brown.

Habitats: Canada geese have become abundant in many city parks and agricultural fields where forage grasses are available. They can be found floating in bays, estuaries, rivers, reservoirs and lakes as well.

Techniques: Canada geese can be hunted like other waterfowl. From jump shooting to calling birds into a decoy spread, Canada goose hunting can be productive. 

Note: If you want to hunt geese in Northwest Oregon, a Northwest goose permit is required. Learn more