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OFFICIAL 2020 HUNTTHENORTH.COM 
SPRING SNOW GOOSE MIGRATION REPORT

Our report on April 23, 2020 is our last report of the season

*LAST UPDATED THURSDAY April 23, 2020


NOTE: We will be updating our 2020 Spring Snow Goose Migration Report each Thursday afternoon during the entire season. This report is updated from Arkansas through Canada each week. We will be utilizing updated weekly reports from top spring snow goose hunting guides and outfitters across the Midwest as well as local refuges in each state. We hope this will prove to be a valued tool for you to have a successful spring snow goose hunt this season! Thank you for visiting our website at HuntTheNorth.com.

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TRACK THE 2020 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 53 with a low of 44 and cloudy skies with NE winds at 10 to 20 mph. The high on Saturday is expected to be 50 with a low of 40 and a 100% chance of rain and ENE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 53 on Sunday with a low of 43 and cloudy skies and NE winds at 10 to 20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

CACHE RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE- COTTON PLANT, AR

Reported on 3-11 that they have not seen any snow geese in over a week now. Staff stated that they are well past the spring migration. Staff finished by saying that they feel the majority snow goose migration never even reached them this year.

HOLLA BEND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - DARDANELLE, AR

Reported on 3-10 that they have very few snow geese around the area. They stated that they are still seeing some here or there but no big numbers by any means.



REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Arkansas Snow Goose Outfitter John NeuNEU OUTDOORS

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

LAST UPDATED: March 12, 2020

John reported on 3-11 that they have wrapped up their season in Arkansas and have moved onto South Dakota. He stated that they had a decent season in Arkansas but still not to where it used to be.


Outfitter / Reporter Nick PosustaEAGLEHEAD OUTDOORS

LOCATION: North central Arkansas
OUTFITTER: Nick Posusta
PHONE: 320-224-3615
EMAIL: nick@eagleheadoutdoors.com

LAST UPDATED: March 12, 2020

Nick reported on 3-11 that hunting has been up and down in Arkansas this spring. When the weather has been good the hunting has been really good. He also stated that Arkansas has lost a lot of birds but there are still decent pockets around. Nick finished by saying that they have now moved operations into South Dakota.


Illinois Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in southern Illinois expect a high of 52 with a low of 39 and cloudy skies and N winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 42 with a low of 35 and a 100% chance of rain with ENE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 52 on Sunday with a low of 36 and partly cloudy skies and NE winds at 10 to 15 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

UNION COUNTY STATE WILDLIFE AREA - JONESBORO, ILLINOIS

Reported on 3-3 that in the most recent survey conducted on 2-3 there were 1,500 Snow/blue geese using the refuge. This is an increase from the previous survey. They finished by saying that overall they are pretty much done with the migration, they do know there is still some birds south of them but not many.

HORSESHOE LAKE STATE REFUGE - MILLER CITY, ILLINOIS


Reported on 2-26 that in the most recent survey conducted on 2-3 there were 12,200 Snow geese on the refuge. They stated that they are already seeing a lot more Snow geese this year compared to last spring. They finished by saying that they expect this spring to be much better than last spring.

CARLYLE LAKE WILDLIFE REFUGE - VANDALIA, ILLINOIS

Reported on 2-26 that in the most recent survey conducted on 2-3 there were 110,500 snow geese on the refuge. They stated that the majority of those birds have wintered there this year. They finished by saying they know they have a lot of migration to come their way yet this spring.



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 12, 2020

James reported on 3-11 that they have wrapped their season up. He stated that they did not have a very good spring, but the weather did not help any. James finished by saying that they are already looking forward to next spring.


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 12, 2020

Jim reported on 3-11 that they have called it a season. He stated that they had another very down season. Jim also reported that they didn’t see the number of juvies they expected to see.

Missouri Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwestern Missouri expect a high of 40 with a low of 27 and a 80% chance of rain with NNW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 52 with a low of 32 with partly cloudy skies and NNE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Expect a high of 65 on Sunday with a low of 53 and sunny skies and SE winds at 10 to 20 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - MOUND CITY, MO

Reported on 4-1 that in the most recent survey conducted on 3-16 there were only 287 snow geese left on the refuge. Staff stated that they have still been seeing some migration through the area. Staff finished by saying that they know the spring migration is nearing the end.

SWAN LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAINSVILLE, MO


Reported on 3-25 that they are now well past peak migration numbers. Staff stated that they are still seeing an occasional small flock work through the area but no big flocks. They finished by saying that they felt the migration this spring was much better migration wise compared to last spring.


GRAND PASS CONSERVATION AREA - MIAMI, MO

Reported on 3-25 that they have only been seeing a few snow geese here and there but not every day. Staff stated that they are well past peak migration and they felt that they didn’t see nearly the number of snow geese that they have in the past.


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 12, 2020

Larry reported on 3-11 that they wrapped their season up last week in Missouri. He stated that overall they had a pretty good spring down there. Larry finished by saying that they are still going strong in Nebraska.


Outfitter John NeuNEU OUTDOORS

LOCATION: Northwest, Missouri
OUTFITTER: John Neu
PHONE: 1.877.860.7663
EMAIL: 
info@neuoutdoors.com

LAST UPDATED: March 26, 2020

John reported on 3-25 that they have wrapped up their season in Missouri and have moved onto South Dakota. He stated that they had a pretty good season in Missouri but still not where it used to be.


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 26, 2020

Scott reported on 3-25 that he still has one spread out and they are still shooting a few snow geese out of it. He stated that they are not seeing big numbers by any means but it is still fun shooting what you can.


Nebraska Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 43 with a low of 23 and partly cloudy skies with N winds at 15 to 25 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 50 with a low of 30 and mostly cloudy skies and SE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 63 on Sunday with a low of 49 and mostly sunny skies with SSE winds at 15 to 25 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- KEARNEY, NE


Reported on 4-1 that they are well past peak numbers. They stated that there are still pockets spread out throughout the state. They finished by saying that the majority of the migration is past them though.


OGALLALA GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - OGALLALA, NE


Reported on 4-1 that they are seeing the end of the migration. They stated that they know the big numbers are as far north as North Dakota. They finished by saying that they know there is still some Snow geese in the state but think they will be moving quickly.


NORFORK GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - NORFORK, NE


Reported on 3-25 that they are well past peak numbers. They stated that the weather has gotten nicer now and the birds have been pushing hard. Staff finished by saying that they felt they didn’t see the number of snow geese in the area as they normally do.

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 26, 2020

Jeff reported on 3-25 that they came back out to hunt for a few more days and have had really good success. He stated that they are not seeing big flocks, but the birds they are seeing are playing really well. Jeff finished by saying that after this weekend they will be heading home.


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 19, 2020

Larry reported on 3-18 that they have now wrapped their season up. He stated that they had a really good season in both Missouri and Nebraska. Larry finished by saying that they are already looking forward to next season.


South Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in East central South Dakota expect a high of 61 with a low of 40 and mostly cloudy skies with N winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 58 with a low of 36 and a 40% chance of rain with WNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 67 on Sunday with a low of 44 and partly cloudy skies with SSE winds at 10 to 20 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 4-22 that in their last report on 4-9 they stated that the snow goose migration has now passed through the Sand Lake Refuge area. They stated that there are still a few small flocks around, but only a couple thousand birds. They finished by saying that the majority of the snow geese are now into Canada.


HURON WETLAND DISTRICT - CENTRAL, SD

Reported on 4-22 that they are now not seeing much for Snow geese in the area. They stated that they are still seeing an occasional flock move through the area. They finished by saying that they have heard that the majority of the migration has reached Canada.


MADISON COUNTRY WETLAND DISTRICT - SOUTH EAST, SD

Reported on 4-15 that the bulk of the snow geese are now to the north west of them. They stated that they feel the main migration went a little further west than normal this year. They finished by saying that they have been hearing reports that the majority of the Snow goose migration is now in Canada.


REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter John NeuNEU OUTDOORS

LOCATION: Northwest, Missouri
OUTFITTER: John Neu
PHONE: 1.877.860.7663
EMAIL: 
info@neuoutdoors.com

LAST UPDATED: March 26, 2020

John reported on 3-25 that hunting has been really good in South Dakota so far this spring. He stated that due to the big virus outbreak he has had a lot of cancellations this spring, which is to be expected. John finished by saying that they are hoping to finish the spring out strong.


Outfitter: Dan HogFossEAGLEHEAD OUTDOORS

LOCATION: Central, South Dakota
OUTFITTER: Nick Posusta
PHONE: 320-224-3615
EMAIL:
 nick@eagleheadoutdoors.com

LAST UPDATED: April 9, 2020

Nick reported on 4-3 that they finished up hunting this week. He stated that they had to put in a lot of miles to find good juvie feeds but it was worth it. Nick finished by saying that they are already looking forward to the fall since they are unable to go to Canada to hunt this spring.


Outfitter: Luke SeversonWATERFOWL CONNECTION

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

LAST UPDATED: April 9, 2020

Luke reported on 4-6 that he is done hunting. He stated that there is still decent numbers in South Dakota but the birds seem to be pushing hard on good weather days.


North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in North central North Dakota expect a high of 57 and a low of 37 with mostly cloudy skies and NNE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 56 with a low of 36 and a 40% chance of rain with NNE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Expect a high of 62 on Sunday with a low of 38 and mostly cloudy skies with S winds at 20 to 30 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

TEWAUKON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 4-22 that the numbers are declining   Staff stated that they have been seeing strong numbers pushing to the north rapidly over the last few days.

ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - PINGREE, ND

Reported on 4-22 that they are now well past peak numbers. They stated that numbers have been dwindling for a couple weeks now.  They finished by saying that they expect to see smaller flocks moving through for a couple weeks yet.
LAKE ALICE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE -  DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 4-22 that they have had really strong numbers in the area recently. They stated that with the weather warming up the main bulk of the flocks are now crossing the border. They finished by saying that they don’t expect to see many snow geese sticking around very long.

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
LAST UPDATED: April 2, 2020

Dan reported on 4-2 that this week the big push has been on across ND. Although they are expecting 1 - 6 inches of snow across the state today that should slow things down temporarily. Dan said the hunting this season has been fair. He feels that the rest of the season should be productive across the state for the next 10 - 14 days.

Outfitter: Kyle BlanchfieldALL FLOCKED UP OUTDOORS

LOCATION: Devils Lake, North Dakota
OUTFITTER: Eric Strub
PHONE: 1.888.338.4066
EMAIL:
allflockedup@huntthenorth.com

ENDORSED ND SPRING SNOW GOOSE OUTFITTER
LAST UPDATED: April 23, 2020

Eric reported 4-22 that hunting has been fair so far. He stated that snow geese were migrating north very hard during the week and numbers are diminishing rapidly in the are. Eric finished by saying that they still have some opening available all the way up to May 10th!

Canada Spring Snow Goose Report
     

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in southern Saskatchewan expect a high of 58 with a low of 31 and mostly cloudy skies with WNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 63 with a low of 46 and mostly sunny skies with S winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 58 on Sunday with a low of 36 and partly cloudy skies with W wind at 20 to 30 mph.

On Friday in southern Manitoba expect a high of 57 with a low of 32 and mostly sunny skies with NNE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 56 with a low of 37 and mostly cloudy skies with NE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Expect a high of 62 on Sunday with a low of 42 and partly cloudy with S winds at 20 to 30 mph.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WEYBURN FIELD OFFICE - WEYBURN, SK

Reported on 4-22 that they have been seeing more Snow geese starting to make their way to the area. They stated that the warmer weather really has them pushing. They finished by saying that they feel the migration seems to happen earlier each year.

LAST MTN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LAST MTN LAKE REGION

Reported on 4-22 that the lead edge of the Snow goose migration is approaching them quickly. They stated that they are seeing quite a few in the area already. They finished by saying that they don’t think there will be many shot in Canada this spring without the ability for Americans to cross the border.

BOISSEVAIN FIELD OFFICE - BOISSEVAIN, MANITOBA


Reported on 4-22 that they are starting to see pretty good numbers of snow geese move into and through the area now. They stated that this is the lead edge and they know there is still a lot of birds in the Dakotas.

REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Kris WujcikMICHITOBA OUTFITTING

LOCATION: Southwestern, Manitoba
OUTFITTER: Kris Wujcik
PHONE: 204.625.2495
EMAIL: kris@michitobaoutfitting.com

LAST UPDATED: March 26, 2020

Kris reported on 3-26 that he has begun to see some Canada geese work back into the area. He stated that he will not be able to really do any guided hunts this spring with the virus outbreak. Kris is hopeful that everything happening this spring will not affect hunting this fall.


Outfitter: Nick PosustaSWIFT RIVER OUTFITTERS

LOCATION: Southern, Saskatchewan
OUTFITTER: Nick Posusta
PHONE: 320-224-3615
EMAIL:
nick@eagleheadoutdoors.com

LAST UPDATED: March 26, 2020

Nick reported on 3-25 that they will not be able to go into Canada and run spring Snow goose hunts this year due to Covid-19. He said that they are hopeful this will pass quickly so that they can get up there to hunt in the fall.


LOCATION: Weyburn Area, Saskatchewan
REPORTER: Dave Edgerton
LAST UPDATED: April 2, 2020

Dave reported on 3-30 that they saw a big push of geese on Saturday the 28th with many many snows and a mix of dark geese. These geese seem to have been sitting in the Weyburn area on the Friday before on the 27th and then on the Saturday and Sunday there was a big push north. Very few snow geese have remained in their area as there is a little bit of ice still on the lake but we expect to see more flocks coming soon.


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