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OFFICIAL 2017 HUNTTHENORTH.COM 
SPRING SNOW GOOSE MIGRATION REPORT

*LAST UPDATED THURSDAY April 13, 2017 

FINAL REPORT FOR 2017!


NOTE: Due to the fact that the vast majority of the Spring Snow Goose Migration has now past over the border into Canada, this will be the final 2017 Spring Snow Goose Migration Report. We sincerely hope that this was a valuable tool for you to utilize throughout the 2017 spring conservation season. We want to give a special thanks to all of the outfitters that participated in our 2017 Spring Migration report this year. Until this fall... Good luck fishing!

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TRACK THE 2017 SPRING SNOW GOOSE MIGRATION
THROUGH THE FOLLOWING REGIONS


Arkansas  

Illinois

Missouri

Nebraska

South Dakota

North Dakota

Canada


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Arkansas Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northeastern Arkansas expect a high of 51 with a low of 37 and clear skies with ENE winds at 10 to 15 mph. The high on Saturday is expected to be 64 with a low of 47 and clear skies and S winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 61 on Sunday with a low of 52 and overcast skies and S winds at 10 to 20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

CACHE RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE- COTTON PLANT, AR

Reported on 2-28 that they haven’t been seeing much activity in the last couple of weeks. They stated that they occasionally have been seeing some good numbers of Snow geese moving north. They finished by saying that it has been quite warm and with the consistent South wind they feel the majority has now pushed out of their area.

HOLLA BEND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - DARDANELLE, AR

Reported on 2-28 that they have hardly seen any Snow goose activity in the last week. They stated that with the warmer weather and South winds the bulk of the Snow’s moved north of them a little over a week ago.



REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Arkansas Snow Goose Outfitter Dan HogfossGOOSEHOG OUTDOORS

LOCATION: North Eastern, Arkansas
OUTFITTER: Dan Hogfoss
PHONE: 1.888.338.4066
EMAIL:
goosehog@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Outfitter

LAST UPDATED: February 23, 2017

Dan reported on 2-14 that he has now wrapped up his season down south. He stated that he has brought everything back to South Dakota and is getting ready to get the season going there. Dan also reported that the season down south was very good with lots of you Snow geese this year. Dan finished by saying that he still has some dates available in both North and South Dakota.


Arkansas Snow Goose Outfitter John NeuNEU OUTDOORS

LOCATION: Northern Arkansas
OUTFITTER: John Neu
PHONE: 1.877.860.7663
EMAIL: info@neuoutdoors.com

LAST UPDATED February 23, 2017

John reported that they had a great season in Arkansas earlier this spring but this past week have moved north into Missouri. They are now set up in southern Missouri, and plan to follow the birds north. John stated that they have had ok success this week, with scattered flocks of snows moving north all week.


Outfitter / Reporter John LuttrellLUTTRELL KENNELS / LEGACY OUTFITTERS

LOCATION: North central Arkansas
OUTFITTER: John Luttrell
PHONE: 605.532.4142
EMAIL:
luttrell@itctel.com

LAST UPDATED: March 2, 2017

Please check back in shortly as an updated report will be posted.


Illinois Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Illinois expect a high of 47 with a low of 28 and clear skies with N winds at 10 to 15 mph. The high on Saturday is expected to be 35 with a low of 20 and a 60% chance of snow and NE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Expect a high of 44 on Sunday with a low of 28 and clear skies and NE winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

UNION COUNTY STATE WILDLIFE AREA - JONESBORO, ILLINOIS

Reported on 3-8 that they haven’t done a survey in a couple weeks now. They stated that they have been seeing ok snow goose numbers occasionally, but it varies from day to day. They finished by saying that though the bulk of the migration is now north of them there, there is still a few to the south that has to work their way by.

HORSESHOE LAKE STATE REFUGE - MILLER CITY, ILLINOIS


Reported on 3-8 that they haven’t done a fly over in a couple of weeks now. They stated that they are still seeing some snow geese on an occasional basis, but most are just migrating through. They finished by saying that they know there is still a few Snows to the south and expect to see them in the next week or so.

CYPRESS CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ULLIN, ILLINOIS

Reported on 3-8 that they are still seeing a few Snow geese in the area. They stated that the majority are now past them, but there is still a few of the younger Snows that still need to work their way North.



REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Snow Goose Outfitter James FrerkingSNOWS UNLIMITED

LOCATION: Southern Illinois
OUTFITTER: James Frerking
PHONE: 1.888.764.1473
EMAIL:
snowsunlimited@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed Illinois Spring Snow Goose Outfitter

LAST UPDATED: March 9, 2017

James reported on 3-8 that they are now wrapping up their season. He stated that they have picked up all but one spread and they plan to have that picked up before the weekend. James also reported that they are still seeing a few migrators every couple of days, but no real big numbers. James finished by saying that this season was pretty average due to the inconsistency of weather and how early the majority of the migration got passed their area.

Outfitter: Jim KnopeGANDER HILL GOOSE CLUB

LOCATION: Southern Illinois
OUTFITTER: Jim Knope
PHONE: 1.888.731.1297
EMAIL:
ganderhill@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed Illinois Waterfowl Hunting Outfitter
LAST UPDATED: March 9, 2017

Jim reported on 3-8 that they have now wrapped up the conservation season. He stated that it was a very poor season this spring. Jim also reported that it seemed like most of the Snows just moved right passed their area. Jim finished by saying that the flocks that did stay in the area didn’t move around much and would only stay in the refuge near their fields.

Missouri Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwestern Missouri expect a high of 56 with a low of 39 and partly cloudy with NNE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 58 with a low of 44 and mostly cloudy skies and E winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 58 on Sunday with a low of 46 and overcast skies and ENE winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - MOUND CITY, MO

Reported on 3-28 that in the most recent survey conducted on 3-28 they had 145 Snow geese on the refuge. That number is down from 1,054 in the previous survey. They finished by saying that the migration is now over even though they may still see a few Snow geese move through the area on occasion.

SWAN LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAINSVILLE, MO


Reported on 3-28 that they have only seen a few Snow geese here and there over the last week. They stated that the migration is now over in their area.


GRAND PASS CONSERVATION AREA - MIAMI, MO

Reported on 3-28 that they haven't seen any snow geese now in a while. They stated that they do still see an occasional flock migrate over. They finished by saying that it was another strange spring and they think that there will be another great hatch this spring.


REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Spring Snow Goose Hunting Outfitter Larry FrimannBLACK GOOSE OUTFITTERS

LOCATION: Southeast Missouri
OUTFITTER: Larry Frimann
PHONE: 1.888.373.0008
EMAIL: bgo@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed Missouri Waterfowl Hunting Outfitter

LAST UPDATED March 30, 2017

Reported on 3-28 that they wrapped up their season on Sunday. He stated that they had a pretty good season overall. Larry finished by saying that they still have some openings for next spring in Missouri.


Outfitter Adam JohnsonFIRST FLIGHT FINISHERS

LOCATION: Northwest, Missouri
OUTFITTER: Adam Johnson
PHONE: 1.651.442.7259
EMAIL:
firstflightfinishers@gmail.com

Endorsed South Dakota Snow Goose Hunting Outfitter
LAST UPDATED: March 30, 2017

Adam reported on 3-28 that they are currently in South Dakota. He stated that they are still seeing really good numbers but there has been a lot that has now pushed further north.


Outfitter Scott CronerSQUAW CREEK HUNT CLUB

LOCATION: NW Missouri
OUTFITTER: Scott Croner
PHONE: 1.855.473.2875
EMAIL:
scott@squawcreekhuntclub.com

Endorsed Missouri Waterfowl Outfitter

LAST UPDATED: March 30, 2017

Scott reported on 3-28 that the migration started this year even before the conservation season did. He stated that it was a tough season as the birds would move one day then not move for a couple of days. Scott finished by saying he can't wait to see what the 2017-2018 season has to bring!


Nebraska Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 49 with a low of 38 and overcast skies with ENE winds at 10 to 20 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 45 with a low of 36 and a 90% chance of rain and NE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 57 on Sunday with a low of 37 and overcast skies with NNE winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- KEARNEY, NE


Reported on 3-28 that the migration seems to be over in this area. They stated that they still do see a few Snow geese here and there but nothing really to speak of.


OGALLALA GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - OGALLALA, NE


Reported on 3-28 that the migration has now pushed past their area. They stated that they still see an occasional flock heading north, but no real big numbers.


NORFORK GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - NORFORK, NE


Reported on 3-28 that they only have a few Snow geese left in the area. They stated that after the last snow storm in the Dakotas they had a good reverse migration. They finished by saying that once the snow started to melt the geese were moving back north.

REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter Jeff ColwellFRONT RANGE GUIDE SERVICE

LOCATION: Western, Nebraska
OUTFITTER: Jeff Colwell
PHONE: 1.888.781.3086
EMAIL: frontrange@huntthenorth.com


Endorsed Colorado Waterfowl Hunting Outfitter

LAST UPDATED: March 30, 2017

Jeff reported on 3-28 that they are done now. He stated that it was slow overall and seemed as though the bulk moved early and a lot more night migration as the winds aloft were more favorable at night. Jeff finished by saying that it was not a bad season overall but slower than normal with lower harvest as well.


Outfitter JJ RandolphWYO-BRASKA WATERFOWL

LOCATION: Rainwater Basin – SE Nebraska
OUTFITTER: JJ Randolph
PHONE: 1.888.400.6505
EMAIL:
wyo-braskawaterfowl@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed Nebraska Waterfowl Hunting Outfitter

LAST UPDATED: March 30, 2017

JJ reported on 3-28 that they have packed up and headed home. He stated that it wasn't the best season but overall it was good. JJ finished by saying that he is now excited to get out golfing and for the fishing season to start.


Outfitter Larry FrimannBLACK GOOSE OUTFITTERS

LOCATION: Southeastern, Nebraska
OUTFITTER: Larry Frimann
PHONE: 1.888.373.0008
EMAIL: bgo@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed Missouri Spring Snow Goose Hunting Outfitter

LAST UPDATED: March 30, 2017

Larry reported on 3-28 that they wrapped up their season on Sunday. He stated that they had a pretty good season overall. Larry finished by saying that they still have some openings for next spring in Missouri.


South Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in East central South Dakota expect a high of 64 with a low of 48 and partly cloudy skies with SSE winds at 20 to 30 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 63 with a low of 36 and a 80% chance of rain with N winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 57 on Sunday with a low of 30 and clear skies with WNW winds at 15 to 25 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 4-11 that very few snow geese remain on Sand Lake NWR with an estimate of about 1,000. They stated that the birds have largely moved north with the nice spring weather we had the last couple of weeks. They finished by saying that many sandhill cranes are moving through the area now as they usually follow behind the primary migration of snow geese.


HURON WETLAND DISTRICT - CENTRAL, SD

Reported on 4-12 that the majority of Snow geese have now pushed north. They stated that with the warmer weather that has really kicked the migration into high gear. They finished by saying that they are still seeing a few geese here and there but no real big numbers.


MADISON COUNTRY WETLAND DISTRICT - SOUTH EAST, SD

Reported on 4-12 that they haven't been seeing many Snow geese left in the area. They stated that occasionally they will see a few flocks migrating through but that is about it. They finished by saying that it was another strange spring weather year.


REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter Adam JohnsonFIRST FLIGHT FINISHERS

LOCATION: East Central, South Dakota
OUTFITTER: Adam Johnson
PHONE: 1.888.565.1468
EMAIL:
firstflight@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed South Dakota Snow Goose Hunting Outfitter
LAST UPDATED: April 13, 2017

Adam reported on 4-12 that the Snow geese were pretty thin over the last week in South Dakota. He stated that they wrapped up their season a little over a week ago. Adam finished by saying that the season was up and down with the strange weather but overall it was a good season.


Outfitter: Dan HogFossGOOSEHOG OUTDOORS

LOCATION: Central, South Dakota
OUTFITTER: Dan Hogfoss
PHONE: 1.888.338.4066
EMAIL: goosehog
@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Outfitter

LAST UPDATED: April 13, 2017

Dan reported on 4-12 that they wrapped up their season about a week ago. He stated that overall they had a pretty good season when they weren't riding the weather roller coaster. Dan finished by saying that there is still some pockets of Snow geese in both North and South Dakota but there is a long ways between them.


Outfitter: Luke SeversonWATERFOWL CONNECTION

LOCATION: Eastern South Dakota
OUTFITTER: Luke Severson
PHONE: 612.747.8322
EMAIL: lukeseverson@gmail.com

LAST UPDATED: March 23, 2017

Luke reported on 3-21 that hunting has been good even throughout the snow storm. He stated that they still have pretty good numbers in his current area. Luke finished by saying that they are gonna hunt for a while yet.


North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in North central North Dakota expect a high of 62 and a low of 39 with a 40% chance of rain and SSE winds at 25 to 35 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 55 with a low of 31 and partly cloudy skies with WNW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Expect a high of 38 on Sunday with a low of 22 and partly cloudy skies with WNW winds at 20 to 30 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

TEWAUKON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 4-12 that they have now seen the majority of the migration move further north. They stated that over the last week  they saw a lot of migration. They finished by saying that they are still seeing smaller pockets of Snow geese but the huge numbers are to the north.


ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - PINGREE, ND

Reported on 4-12 that they saw a huge push through the area about 2 weeks ago. They stated that they still have decent numbers around but feel they are past peak numbers.

LAKE ALICE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE -  DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 4-12 that they have seen the bulk of the migration move through and to the north into Canada. They stated that there are still smaller flocks around and should continue to see the smaller flocks for a couple more weeks.


REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Dan HogfossGOOSEHOG OUTDOORS

LOCATION: North Central North Dakota
OUTFITTER: Dan Hogfoss
PHONE: 1.888.338.4066
EMAIL: goosehog
@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed ND Spring Snow Goose Hunting Outfitter

LAST UPDATED: April 13, 2017

Dan reported on 4-12 that they wrapped up their season about a week ago. He stated that overall they had a pretty good season when they weren't riding the weather roller coaster. Dan finished by saying that there is still some pockets of Snow geese in both North and South Dakota but there is a long ways between them.


Outfitter: Kyle BlanchfieldWOODLAND RESORT / NORTHERN FLIGHT G.S.

LOCATION: Devils Lake, North Dakota
OUTFITTER: Kyle Blanchfield
PHONE: 1.888.576.6282
EMAIL:
woodlandresort@huntthenorth.com

ENDORSED NORTH DAKOTA HUNTING LODGE

LAST UPDATED: April 13, 2017

Eric reported on 4-12 that the majority of birds have now moved through the state. He stated that that being said hunting has still been pretty consistent. Eric finished by saying that they still plan on hunting for the foreseeable future.


Canada Spring Snow Goose Report
     

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in southern Saskatchewan expect a high of 58 with a low of 31 and a 40% chance of rain with SW winds at 25 to 35 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 44 with a low of 19 and mostly cloudy skies with WNW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Expect a high of 38 on Sunday with a low of 20 and partly cloudy skies with NNW wind at 10 to 20 mph.

On Friday in southern Manitoba expect a high of 61 with a low of 42 and a 30% chance of rain with SSE winds at 20 to 30 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 52 with a low of 29 and a 40% chance of a rain with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 31 on Sunday with a low of 19 and a 70% chance of snow with NNW winds at 15 to 25 mph.


CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WEYBURN FIELD OFFICE - WEYBURN, SK

Reported on 4-12 that they have seen a steady push of Snow geese over the last couple of weeks . They stated that they are seeing strong migrations as the weather is continually warming up. They finished by saying that they should continued see geese for another couple of weeks.


LAST MTN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LAST MTN LAKE REGION

Reported on 4-4 that they have now started seeing Snow geese for a couple of days. They stated that they think this is just the lead edge and about 99% adults birds. They finished by saying that the weather is favorable for good migration days.


BOISSEVAIN FIELD OFFICE - BOISSEVAIN, MANITOBA

Reported on 4-12 that they have been seeing good numbers of Snow geese for about a week now.  They stated that the weather has been warming and the geese are on the move. They finished by saying that that it should be game on for the next month or so if the weather stays warmer.


REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Kris WujcikMICHITOBA OUTFITTING

LOCATION: Southwestern, Manitoba
OUTFITTER: Kris Wujcik
PHONE: 204.625.2495
EMAIL: kris@michitobaoutfitting.com
LAST UPDATED: April 13, 2017

Kris reported on 4-12 that they are seeing big groups of Snow geese to the south of his area.  He also reported that in his area they don't have many geese yet. Kris stated that they are unable to get to them due to closed wet roads. Kris finished by saying that it'll be hard to hunt this year with how wet it is.


Outfitter: Mike McLanePRAIRIES EDGE OUTFITTING

LOCATION: North Battleford Region
OUTFITTER: Mike McLane
PHONE: 403.807.9939
EMAIL:
hunt@prairiesedgeoutfitting.com

LAST UPDATED: April 13, 2017

Reported on 4-12 that hunting has been fairly consistent so far. He stated that there are very good numbers around right now. Mike finished by saying that it is still mostly adult birds so far.


Outfitter: Mike FranklinPACIFIC WINGS PRAIRIE ADVENTURES

LOCATION: South Western, Saskatchewan
OUTFITTER: Mike Franklin
PHONE: 1.888.610.2334
EMAIL:
pacificwings@huntthenorth.com
ENDORSED SASKATCHEWAN SPRING SNOW GOOSE HUNTING OUTFITTER

LAST UPDATED: April 13, 2017

Justin Franklin reported on 4-12 that they just started hunting early this week. He stated that there are good numbers of Snow geese around and knows there is still a bunch south of them. Just finished by saying that he is excited to kick the season into full swing.



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