Here in TX there,s a small but growing group that wants to see the CO ended. To be clear, I am not in this group. They blame it for our reduced numbers of wintering snows, poor body condition of geese returning to the nesting grounds and other things. Some have had enough stroke to get our state wildlife agency to put it on a questionaire they send out and ask for public comment. So far we still have our CO here. Many of these folks want it shut down nationwide. They claim the USFWS is being influenced more by economic factors than the good of the birds or the habitat they nest in. Some even claim that snow goose numbers are being exaggerated to keep the season in place. I say BS. Some biologists say the CO is having little effect on the population and that natural mortality is higher than hunting mortality. Of course these estimates may be off because of the methods used to obtain them. I,m sure many on this forum are strictly spring snow goose hunters and please don,t bash me for others opinions. My question is, what do you think would happen if the CO season was ended ? I believe we could see snow goose numbers start to increase again and wildllife agencies give up on hunting as a means of control. Other means of control that have been suggested don,t seem favorable to anyone.