In the Western Zone, the season for both light and dark geese began on Nov. 8 and will continue through Feb. 8. In areas in which a conservation order is in effect, hunting for light geese only is legal from Feb. 9 to March 29.
In the Eastern Zone, the season for light geese and Canada geese, began Nov. 1 and runs until Jan. 25; for white-fronted geese, the season's Nov. 1 to Jan. 11. With a conservation order, the light geese season goes from Jan. 26 to March 29.
In the Western Zone the daily bag limit for light geese is 20 in the aggregate. For dark geese in the west, the limit's four Canada geese and one white-fronted goose. Eastern Zone shooters can take 20 light geese in the aggregate, three Canada geese and two white-fronted.
To figure what zone you're hunting in, remember that Interstate 35 from Fort Worth to Laredo is the dividing line between east and west, with U.S. 287 from the Red River to Fort Worth marking the upper border.
In both zones, the possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
"Bottom line," said the TPWD's Morrison, "this should be a better goose season than last year." Now who could complain about that?