Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


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Presented at the 33rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Houston, Texas, March 11-13, 1968. Used by permission.


At its annual spring meeting in 1959 the Technical Committee of the Central Flyway Council recognized a decreased population of the white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons). The recorded harvest in Canada and the United States had exceeded the estimated wintering population in some years. After summarizing records for the Central and Mississippi Flyways the Committee found them inadequate for management and to help fill this void, recommended banding on local concentration areas including Saskatchewan.