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OFFICIAL 2015 HUNTTHENORTH.COM 
SPRING SNOW GOOSE MIGRATION REPORT

*LAST UPDATED THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2015

NOTE: We will be updating our 2015 Spring Snow Goose Migration report every Thursday afternoon from February 12, 2015 through mid April. Please check back again next Thursday for our next Official HuntTheNorth.com Spring Snow Goose Migration Report.

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TRACK THE 2015 SPRING SNOW GOOSE MIGRATION
THROUGH THE FOLLOWING REGIONS


Illinois

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South Dakota

North Dakota

Canada


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Illinois Spring Snow Goose Report
WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Illinois expect a high temp of 23 on Friday with a low of 10 and mostly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 34 with a low of 27 and clear skies. Sunday's high is expected to be 40 with a low of 29 and a 80% chance of rain.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

UNION COUNTY STATE WILDLIFE AREA - JONESBORO, ILLINOIS

Reported on 2/25 that in a survey conducted on 2/25 they were holding 5,300 Snow geese down from 14,500 in last week’s survey. Staff also reported that the decrease in numbers is due to the below average temps and the majority of water being froze up.

HORSESHOE LAKE STATE REFUGE - MILLER CITY, ILLINOIS

Reported on 2/25 that in a survey conducted on 2/25 they were holding 1,400 Snow geese, down from 6,000 in last week’s survey. Staff stated that they saw the decrease in numbers when the winter weather system moved through the area and due to the below average temps.

CYPRESS CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ULLIN, ILLINOIS

Reported on 2/25 that they are over 80% froze solid right now. Staff reported that they do have some Snow geese left in the area, but not the numbers that they usually have for this time of year. Staff finished by saying that once things start to warm up they should see a big spike in migration and in the population of Snow geese.


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: February 19, 2015

James reported on 2/18 that they received 12 inches of snow on Monday and they cancelled their groups through Thursday. James stated that they saw tens of thousands of Snow geese migrate back south when the snow storm hit. James finished by saying things should really heat up when this snow melts and the weather starts to warm back up.

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: February 26, 2015

Jim reported on 2/25 that things have pretty much came to a stop so far this spring. Jim stated that he has cancelled and rescheduled groups through next Wednesday. Jim also reported that he does have some birds left in the area right now, but they are old, wise adults now hat just go right around the spreads.

Missouri Spring Snow Goose Report
WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:
In northwestern Missouri expect a high temp of 24 on Friday with a low of 11 and clear skies. On Saturday expect a high of 32 with a low of 25 and a 90% chance of snow. Sunday's high is expected to be 35 with a low of 19 and a 40% chance of snow.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - MOUND CITY, MO

Reported on 2/25 that they are still 98% froze solid with no Snow geese currently in the area. Staff also reported that what was in the area has no moved back south, and that they aren't expecting above freezing temps for over a week.

SWAN LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAINSVILLE, MO

Reported on 2/25 that they had a decent influx of Snow geese arrive over the past week. Staff reported that in a survey conducted on 2/25 that they were currently holding 56,000 Snow geese. Staff finished by saying As long as there is open water and they don't receive large amounts of snow they will continue to see more and more Snow geese arriving to the area.


GRAND PASS CONSERVATION AREA - MIAMI, MO

Reported on 2/25 that they have 0 Snow geese in the area right now. That number is down from 80,000 Snow geese in the previous survey. Staff also reported that they are 100% ice covered and the ice is currently 2-4 inches thick.


REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter Scott RobinsonSNOW GOOSE SPECIALIST

LOCATION: Northwest Missouri
OUTFITTER: Scott Robinson
PHONE: 1.888.598.7021
EMAIL:
waterfowlspecialists@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed Missouri Spring Snow Goose Outfitter
LAST UPDATED: February 25, 2015

Scott reported on 2/25 that he now has all of his guides in Missouri. Scott stated that they are starting to see decent numbers of Snow geese in their area right now. Scott finished by saying that if the weather would just warm up a little things would get really good!

Outfitter Adam JohnsonFIRST FLIGHT FINISHERS

LOCATION: Northwest, Missouri
OUTFITTER: Adam Johnson
PHONE: 1.888.565.1468
EMAIL:
firstflightfinishers@gmail.com

Endorsed South Dakota Snow Goose Hunting Outfitter
LAST UPDATED: February 25, 2015

Adam reported on 2/25 that they plan on starting their spring hunts in NW Missouri in about a week and a half. Adam stated that the hunting should be very good by that time. Adam finished by saying that they still have some open dates available for this spring so give him a call!


Outfitter Brian CahalenGOOSE AND DUCK SMACKERS G.S.

LOCATION: Central / NW Missouri
OUTFITTER: Brian Cahalen
PHONE: 1.888.588.3441
EMAIL: gooseducksmackers
@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed Arkansas Spring Snow Goose Outfitter

LAST UPDATED: February 19, 2015

Brian reported on 2/19 that they are still in Arkansas for now and anticipate moving to Missouri on March 9th. Brian stated that the Snow geese in his area are locked south right now due to the ice and snow storm they got last weekend. Brian finished by saying that the birds want to move north but the weather is holding them south for the time being.


Nebraska Spring Snow Goose Report
WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 27 on Friday with a low of 11 and mostly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 29 with a low 18 and a 60% chance of snow.  Sunday's high is expected to be 36 with a low of 16 and mostly cloudy skies.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- KEARNEY, NE


Reported on 2/25 that they had a huge influx of Snow geese to the area over the last week. Staff stated that there are over 300,000 in and around the area now. They also reported that they are expecting some cooler weather with some snow this weekend and they are unsure of what to expect what the Snow geese will do.


OGALLALA GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - OGALLALA, NE


Reported on 2/25 that there are very high numbers of Snow geese in the area right now. Staff stated that they saw a big push of birds into the area in the last week or so. They finished by saying that as long as they have open water the Snow geese will remain strong in the area.


NORFORK GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - NORFORK, NE


Reported on 2/25 that the majority of the snow in the area has now melted now. That being said the staff did report that they haven't seen any Snow geese move into the area as of yet. They ended by saying that once the weather starts to warm up they think the will start seeing the migration in full force.

REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter Kalend McCurdyMIDWEST MIGRATORS

LOCATION: Rainwater Basin – SE Nebraska
OUTFITTER: Kalend McCurdy
PHONE: 1.888.796.3746
EMAIL:
midwestmigrators@huntthenorth.com

Endorsed Nebraska Spring Snow Goose Outfitter

LAST UPDATED: February 26, 2015

Kalend reported on 2/24 that they are starting hunters this Thursday 2/26. Kalend stated that they have been seeing really good numbers of snow geese around the area all week and are really excited to get the season underway. Kalend finished by saying that they are expecting to get some weather this weekend that could slow this down just a little, but feel it won't affect things all to much.


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: February 26, 2015 

JJ reported on 2/25 that they have no Snow geese in there area right now. JJ stated that everything is frozen solid yet. JJ also reported that he has canceled his hunters for this weekend and now expects to start next weekend.


Outfitter Jeff ColwellFRONT RANGE GUIDE SERVICE

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

Endorsed Colorado Waterfowl Hunting Outfitter

LAST UPDATED: February 26, 2015

Jeff reported on 2/25 that they have very strong numbers of Snow geese in the area right now. Jeff stated that they are expecting a cool down and a couple inches of snow over the weekend. Jeff finished by saying that he has his first group of hunters arriving next Tuesday.

South Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report
WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In east central South Dakota expect a high of 18 with a low of 6 and clear skies. On Saturday expect a high of 27 with a low of 8 and partly cloudy skies. Sunday's high is expected to be 27 with a low of 8 and clear skies.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 2/25 that they haven't seen any Snow geese move to the area as of yet. Staff reported that there really isn't any open water around with this cold weather that they have been having.


HURON WETLAND DISTRICT - CENTRAL, SD

Reported on 2/25 that they haven't seen any Snow geese move into the area yet. Staff reported that once the weather starts to warm in the south it won't take long for the Snow geese to arrive to the area.


MADISON COUNTRY WETLAND DISTRICT - SOUTH EAST, SD

Reported on 2/25 that they saw some smaller flocks of Snow geese a couple weeks ago, but those birds have since gone back south. Staff reported that its going to take a big warm up before they start to see good numbers of migrating Snow geese in the area again.

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: February 26, 2015
 
Adam reported on 2/25 that they are starting hunters in a week and a half in NW Missouri. Adam stated that they anticipate moving up to South Dakota  with the migrating Snow geese in the around the 18th of March and still have some open dates.

Outfitter: Dan HogFossHOGFOSS 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: February 26, 2015

Dan reported on 2/26 that he is now home and has finished up their hunts in Arkansas. Dan stated that he has his first group of snow goose hunters set for march 13th and expects they will be starting up around the I-90 corridor. Dan will then be following the migration all the way up to the Canadian border as the spring progresses. Be sure to give Dan a call for a last minute booking.


Outfitter: John LuttrellLUTTRELL KENNELS / LEGACY OUTFITTERS

LOCATION: Eastern South Dakota
OUTFITTER: John Luttrell
PHONE: 605.532.4142
EMAIL:
luttrell@itctel.com
LAST UPDATED: February 26, 2015

John reported on 2/25 that he is currently in Arkansas. John stated that he hasn't seen much for Snow geese where he is currently at, and added that he hasn't heard of any reports of Snow geese in his area in South Dakota either. John finished by saying that once things start to warm up he feels the the birds are going to move right with the snow line.

North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report
WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwestern North Dakota expect a high of 14 on Friday with a low of 1 and clear skies.  On Saturday expect a high of 22 with a low of 2 and partly cloudy skies. Sundays high is expected to be 22 with a low of 2 and clear skies.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

TEWAUKON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAYUGA, ND

Due to the fact that there are no Snow geese currently staging in the state of North Dakota we  will be updating reports from this area in a couple weeks when the birds make their way across the border. Please check back again soon for an updated report from this area of the state.


ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - PINGREE, ND

Due to the fact that there are no Snow geese currently staging in the state of North Dakota we  will be updating reports from this area in a couple weeks when the birds make their way across the border. Please check back again soon for an updated report from this area of the state.

LAKE ALICE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE -  DEVILS LAKE, ND

Due to the fact that there are no Snow geese currently staging in the state of North Dakota we  will be updating reports from this area in a couple weeks when the birds make their way across the border. Please check back again soon for an updated report from this area of the state.


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: February 26, 2015

Dan reported on 2/26 that he is now home and has finished up their hunts in Arkansas. Dan stated that he has his first group of snow goose hunters set for march 13th and expects they will be starting up around the I-90 corridor. Dan will then be following the migration all the way up to the Canadian border as the spring progresses. Be sure to give Dan a call for a last minute booking.


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: February 19, 2015

Kyle reported on 2/19 that he anticipates starting his spring snow goose hunts in early to mid April. Kyle stated that he thinks this season will be very strong with a great juvenile bird hatch this past spring, when the Snow geese hit his area.


Canada Spring Snow Goose Report
     WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Manitoba expect a high of 15 on Friday with a low of -5 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 19 with a low of 0 and clear skies. Sundays high is expected to be 21 with a low of -2 and partly cloudy skies.


In southern Saskatchewan expect a high of 11 on Friday with a low of -12 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 11 and a low of 4 and partly cloudy skies. Sundays high is expected to be 21 with a low of 3 and clear skies.


CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WEYBURN FIELD OFFICE - WEYBURN, SK

Due to the fact that there are no Snow geese currently staging north of the border yet, we  will be updating reports from Canada later this spring when the birds make their way across the border. Please check back again soon for an updated report from this area.


LAST MTN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LAST MTN LAKE REGION

Due to the fact that there are no Snow geese currently staging north of the border yet, we  will be updating reports from Canada later this spring when the birds make their way across the border. Please check back again soon for an updated report from this area.


DAUPHIN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - DAUPHIN LAKE, MANITOBA

Due to the fact that there are no Snow geese currently staging north of the border yet, we  will be updating reports from Canada later this spring when the birds make their way across the border. Please check back again soon for an updated report from this area.


REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Ryan MarshRJM GUIDING

LOCATION: Saskatoon Region
OUTFITTER: Ryan Marsh
PHONE: 306.961.6926
EMAIL:
rjmguiding@inet2000.com

LAST UPDATED: February 12, 2015

Please check back later this season for a report from Ryan for the upcoming season. 


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: February 19, 2015

Mike reported on 2/19 that they plan on starting their hunters in the beginning of April. Mike stated that he has high expectations for this season with great Snow goose numbers from the excellent hatch this past spring. Mike finished by saying that he still has some openings in April and in early May and is offering any groups of 4 hunters that mention they found him on HuntTheNorth.com a 10% Discount!



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