MONTPELIER (AP) - The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board has approved dates for the fall migratory bird hunting season.

The statewide open hunting season for Canada geese will take place Sept. 2-25, with a daily bag limit of five birds. Officials say the purpose of the September season is to help control Vermont's Canada goose population before the arrival of migrating geese.

A second season will occur from Oct. 10 to Nov. 28 with the focus on both resident and migrating birds. The daily bag limit for that season is three birds in the Lake Champlain and interior Vermont zones.

Duck season opens on Oct. 8 in the Lake Champlain and interior Vermont zones and Oct. 2 in the Connecticut River zone, which also will have a Canada goose season.