How many of you live in states where there are substantial numbers of local geese? I live in such a state, and from what I'm hearing, the local populations of Canada geese are not only growing wherever they now have a foothold, but seem to be expanding their range into new areas quite rapidly. I think wherever they are found they become a staple of everyone's early waterfowl hunts. Now there are a number of states that have early Canada goose hunts. Some of my friends hunt those early seasons, and they really clean up on the 5 bird daily limits we are allowed. Even by the general waterfowl season the first Saturday in October, I can have up to two weeks of very good hunting for the local Canada geese, and with the added bonus of small numbers of local ducks as well. I think we owe a lot to our local goose populations. I know they extend the success of my overall yearly hunts by a considerable margin. I am sure others feel that way wherever the birds are found.