I saw that one too, I am not sure how they propose to do this. You can pass a state law allowing the hunting of spring canada geese, but it doesn't mean you are going to be able to have a season. Migratory Waterfowl are regulated on the federal level as we all know. You can't have a season unless the USFWS approves one. Another case of state legislators thinking they have more power than they actually do. This was introduced by Joel Heitkamp from the SE part of the state. They do have Canada Goose depredation down there. That is where the early season in the fall originated before going statewide. This year the USFWS authorized NDGF to issue kill permits to landowners experiencing depredation. This was a step no one wanted to take, but we did it. The landowners were allowed to harvest up to 20 birds to alleviate damage. Of course this was not good enough, then they complained because they had to use shotguns. They wanted to be able to snipe them at long distances with a rifle. The department stands by the philosophy that there will certainly be more harassment of the birds if you are close to them with a shotgun. This should help to move the other birds out of the area better than a bullet at long distance where the goose doesn't know what happened or where it came from. Late last summer, Heitkamp was on KFGO complaining about the G&F requiring them to use shotguns. At some things, you will never win or make anyone happy. I am not sure where they were thinking with this.