3 Bird-hunting Seasons Open Thursday
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Thursday marks the opening of the 2016 mourning dove, Sandhill crane and early Canada goose hunting seasons in Idaho.
The season for mourning dove runs through Oct. 31, and includes a daily bag limit of 15 birds and a possession limit of 45 birds. Eurasian collared-doves “will not count as part of the aggregate bag limit of mourning doves as long as they are identifiable,” reads information from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. “There is no daily bag or possession limit for Eurasian collared-doves.”
Sandhill crane season runs through Sept. 15 in all five hunt areas, with the season extending to Sept. 30 in three hunt areas. “The daily limit is two birds for all hunts,” according to the department, “and the season limit is two birds for each hunter.”
Early Canada goose season runs through Sept. 15 in “Bear Lake and Caribou counties, and that portion of Bingham County within the Blackfoot Reservoir drainage. “ The daily bag limit is five geese and the possession limit is 15.