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OFFICIAL 2015 HUNTTHENORTH.COM 
SPRING SNOW GOOSE MIGRATION REPORT

*LAST UPDATED THURSDAY APRIL 16, 2015

NOTE: We will be updating our 2015 Spring Snow Goose Migration report every Thursday afternoon from February 12, 2015 through April 16, 2015.

Note: This will be our final report of the 2015 Spring Snow Goose Hunting Season. Thank you very much for utilizing our weekly reports and we hope that we have been a benefit to planning your spring snow goose hunting trips this past season!

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TRACK THE 2015 SPRING SNOW GOOSE MIGRATION
THROUGH THE FOLLOWING REGIONS


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Illinois Spring Snow Goose Report

NOTE: AS OF MARCH 26, 2015 THIS WILL BE THE FINAL REPORT FOR THE SPRING FROM ILLINOIS DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF SNOW GEESE HAVE NOW MIGRATED THROUGH THE AREA FOR THE YEAR! 

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Illinois expect a high temp of 48 on Friday with a low of 26 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 44 with a low of 30 and partly cloudy skies. Sundays high is expected to be 60 with a low of 44 and clear skies.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

UNION COUNTY STATE WILDLIFE AREA - JONESBORO, ILLINOIS

Reported on  3/25 that most all of the Snow geese have now moved through the area now. Staff stated that they have heard of some straggler young Snow geese to the south, but over 95% of the geese have now moved north.

HORSESHOE LAKE STATE REFUGE - MILLER CITY, ILLINOIS


Reported on 3/25 that they haven't seen any Snow geese for almost a week now. Staff stated that the migration was very quick this year. They finished by saying that they have heard there are some juvenile birds to the south, but not many.

CYPRESS CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ULLIN, ILLINOIS

Reported on 3/25 that the migration is over. Staff stated that it has been over a week since they have seen a flock of snore geese in the area. Staff finished by saying that the migration was very weird this year due to the abnormal weather patterns 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 26, 2015

James reported on 3/26 that they are all done hunting for the spring now. James said that this has been by far their worst year since they started in 2003. He noted the received over 20 inches of snow during the spring season this year and it really made it tough to pattern the birds. He said he still feels there are probably good numbers of juvenile birds left to the south but not enough in his area to justify hunting any longer this season. James was very disappointed with how the 2015 spring season wert overall.

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 26, 2015

Jim reported on 3/25 that they wrapped things up last weekend. Jim stated that there are still a couple small straggling flocks of Snow geese in the area, but no huntable numbers. Jim finished by saying that overall this season was very poor, and his kill numbers were down 60-70% from last year.

Missouri Spring Snow Goose Report

NOTE: AS OF APRIL 2, 2015 THIS WILL BE THE FINAL REPORT FOR THE SPRING FROM MISSOURI DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF SNOW GEESE HAVE NOW MIGRATED THROUGH THE AREA FOR THE YEAR! 

 WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwestern Missouri expect a high temp of 55 on Friday with a low of 31 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 69 with a low of 47 and clear skies. Sunday's high is expected to be 71 with a low of 47 and clear skies.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - MOUND CITY, MO

Reported on 4/1 that in the most recent report conducted on 3/25 there were still 10,941 Snow geese on the refuge. Staff stated that since that report the majority of those Snow geese have now migrated north, and there are only 50-100 Snow geese still in the area. They finished by saying that the migration is now over for the spring in their area.

SWAN LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAINSVILLE, MO


Reported on 4/1 that even though they are seeing increasing number's of ducks and Canada geese, there are zero Snow geese left remaining in the area. Staff stated that with the most recent warm up the Snow geese that were left, pushed up and put off the area. They finished by saying that the spring migration is all done in their area in regards to the Snow geese for 2015!


GRAND PASS CONSERVATION AREA - MIAMI, MO

Reported on 4/1 that the spring migration has now passed through the Grand Pass area. Staff stated that the few remaining Snow geese that were in the area last week, pushed north with the recent warm temperatures.


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: April 2, 2015

Scott reported on 4/1 that they wrapped up hunting in Missouri a while back and spent a couple weeks hunting in South Dakota. Scott stated that they have now wrapped that up as well, but it was very good hunting for those couple of weeks. Scout stated that there are still some juvenile flocks still in Missouri and they might try to get out and hunt for a couple of days. Scott also reported that the majority of Snow geese have now made there way into North Dakota. Scott finished by saying that as they wrap up their Snow goose hunting, they will be starting right in with turkey hunting in Kansas, Michigan, Texas, and Missouri and he said he still has plenty of openings to come and get your long beard!

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: April 2, 2015

Adam reported on 4/1 that they have moved up into South Dakota a couple weeks ago and the hunting has been awesome to say the least. Adam stated that for two weeks now the have averaged just over 30 Snow geese per field, per day. Adam finished by saying that there are still a lot of Snow geese around and still a lot of juvenile Snow geese to their south yet so he is expecting another great weekend of hunting in South Dakota.


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: March 5, 2015

Brian reported on 3/5 that he has now pulled out of Arkansas. Brian stated that the weather has pushed the birds out of his area now. Brian also reported that he did have some pretty good successful hunts so far this year. Brian finished by saying that he is starting hunters next Wednesday in Missouri.


Nebraska Spring Snow Goose Report

NOTE: AS OF APRIL 2, 2015 THIS WILL BE THE FINAL REPORT FOR THE SPRING FROM NEBRASKA DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF SNOW GEESE HAVE NOW MIGRATED THROUGH THE AREA FOR THE YEAR! 

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 57 on Friday with a low of 31 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 72 with a low 31 and partly cloudy skies.  Sunday's high is expected to be 74 with a low of 44 and partly cloudy skies.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- KEARNEY, NE


Reported on 4/1 that they haven't seen any Snow geese for about a week now. Staff stated that as the weather warmed back up the Snow geese that were still hanging around headed north. They finished by saying that it is possible that they could still see some late stragler Snow geese here and there, but they feel the migration is now 99% past them now.


OGALLALA GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - OGALLALA, NE


Reported on 4/1 that they still have some straggling Snow geese using the area. Staff stated that they don't expect the Snow geese to hang around much longer as the weather continued to warm up and thus feel the main spring migration is well past their area for the year.


NORFORK GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - NORFORK, NE


Reported on 4/1 that they are still seeing some small flocks of Snow geese using the area. Staff stated that the majority of Snow geese have now moved north though. They finished by saying that this spring was very strange for the migration with the multiple weather changes, but they still saw quite a few Snow geese move through the area.

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: March 26, 2015

Kalend reported on 3/26 that they have wrapped up the 2015 spring snow goose hunting season for the year. Kalend said that overall it was decent year in SE Nebraska. He said they had their ups and downs but everything averaged out ok in the end. Kalend stated that at this point the majority of the Snow geese have now moved through Nebraska heading north but he is still seeing smaller flocks continuing to migrate through the area this week.


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 26, 2015 

JJ reported on 3/25 that they wrapped everything up last Friday. JJ stated that this season was very tough and strange. JJ also reported that they really only had 8 good days of hunting overall. JJ finished by saying that this was the strangest season he can remember in over 15 years of hunting spring snows in SE Nebraska.


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: April 2, 2015

Jeff reported on 4/1 that they have now wrapped up there season. Jeff stated that they had an awesome season this year! Jeff also reported that they didn't see huge numbers of Snow geese, but the one that did work through the area worked there spreads very well.

South Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report
WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In east central South Dakota expect a high of 71 with a low of 49 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 68 with a low of 49 and a 80% chance of rain.  Sunday's high is expected to be 5 with a low of 37 and a 70% chance of rain.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 4/15 that in a report conducted on 4/10 that there are still roughly 2,500 Snow geese still using the refuge. Staff also reported that most of the waterfowl migration has already occurred, and current waterfowl use on the refuge is low. Staff finished by saying that the majority of waterfowl are mostly using small wetlands throughout northeast South Dakota.

HURON WETLAND DISTRICT - CENTRAL, SD

Reported on 4/15 that they are still seeing a few straggling flocks of Snow geese still using the area this past week. Staff stated that there are no big numbers around any more, just the occasional flock of young Snow geese. They finished by saying that this spring was very strange with the migration, the Snow geese moved through extremely fast this year.


MADISON COUNTRY WETLAND DISTRICT - SOUTH EAST, SD

Reported on 4/15 that they haven't seen any Snow geese in the area for a couple weeks now. Staff stated that with no snow to the north the flocks of Snow geese were able to just keep on moving.

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 9, 2015
 
Adam reported on 4/8 that things rapidly slowed down towards the end of last week. Adam stated that even with that happening this was still one of their best seasons on record. Adam also reported that they averaged just over 30 snow geese per day per field throughout South Dakota. Adam finished by saying that they have now wrapped up their season, but they are looking forward this fall and getting things started in Minnesota again.

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 9, 2015

Dan reported on 4/8 that they have been hunting in North Dakota this past week and the hunting has been good. Dan stated that he has now ended his season for this spring. Dan also reported that he had a very good season overall and finished by saying that he is already looking forward to this fall!


Outfitter: John LuttrellLUTTRELL KENNELS / LEGACY OUTFITTERS

LOCATION: Eastern South Dakota
OUTFITTER: John Luttrell
PHONE: 605.532.4142
EMAIL:
luttrell@itctel.com
LAST UPDATED: April 16, 2015

John reported on 4/15 that he hasn't seen a Snow goose at all this week. John stated that it is very dry in South Dakota and he feels that may have helped in the flocks moving north so fast this spring. John finished by saying that they are going to need a bunch of rain before fall or it could hurt the fall migration as well.

North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report
WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwestern North Dakota expect a high of 69 on Friday with a low of 36 and clear skies. On Saturday expect a high of 66 with a low of 42 and a 30% chance of rain. Sundays high is expected to be 51 with a low of 31 and partly cloudy skies.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

TEWAUKON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 4/15 that they are still seeing some decent sized flocks of Snow geese in the area. Staff stated that they know they are past peak migration now, but feel the hunting could remain good for another week or two.


ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - PINGREE, ND

Reported on 4/15 that there are still ok numbers of Snow geese still using the area. Staff stated that there are no huge numbers around, but a decent amount which they feel constitutes huntable numbers. Staff finished by saying that with the way the weather has been they are unsure of how long the flocks will hang around.
LAKE ALICE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE -  DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 4/8 they started to see some really good numbers of Snow geese move into and push through the area again this week. Staff also reported that they should begin to start seeing new Snow geese arrive almost daily now with the weather warning up again this weekend. They finished by saying that they should see huntable numbers for a couple of weeks yet.


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 9, 2015

Dan reported on 4/8 that he has wrapped up his spring Snow goose season for the year now. Dan stated that there are still good flocks of Snow geese moving through the area, and they had a very productive season. He finished by saying he is already looking forward to this fall's waterfowl session.


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 15, 2015

Kyle reported on 4/15 that hunting has been fairly good this season. Kyle stated that they are averaging 20-40 geese per day. He finished by saying that numbers seem below average right now and expects the Snow goose numbers to continue to drop slowly each day from here in out.


Canada Spring Snow Goose Report
     WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Manitoba expect a high of 64 on Friday with a low of 37 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 68 with a low of 44 and clear skies. Sunday’s high is expected to be 54 with a low of 28 and a 80% chance of rain.  


In southern Saskatchewan expect a high of 65 on Friday with a low of 40 and clear skies. On Saturday expect a high of 65 and a low of 37 and partly cloudy skies.  Sundays high is expected to be 48 with a low of 28 and partly cloudy skies.


CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WEYBURN FIELD OFFICE - WEYBURN, SK

Reported on 4/14 that they do have some flocks of Snow geese in the area. Staff stated that there are no huge congregation's yet, but with the weather continuing to warm up they feel there could be a big push as soon as this weekend.


LAST MTN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LAST MTN LAKE REGION

Reported on 4/15 that they are again seeing Snow geese move into the area. Staff stated that they are seeing some really good sized flocks and feel they will keep arriving for a couple weeks yet.


BOISSEVAIN FIELD OFFICE - BOISSEVAIN, MANITOBA

Reported on 4/15 that they are started to see really good numbers of Snow geese move into the area over the weekend. Staff stated that there are still geese migrating daily and feel that they could reach close to peak numbers for this spring as soon as this weekend.


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 9, 2015

Kris reported on 4/8 that he is currently guiding for All Flocked Up Outdoors in North Dakota. Kris stated that things are starting to pick up a bit. Kris also reported that they feel the majority of the migration is now past where they are at, but there are still good numbers around. Kris finished by saying that he will be hunting in North Dakota most of this month before he starts his operation up in Canada.


Outfitter: Ryan MarshRJM GUIDING

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

LAST UPDATED: April 16, 2015

Ryan reported on 4/15 that he is currently in south west Saskatchewan and hasn't seen a Snow goose in 2 weeks or so. Ryan stated that he is unsure how the Snow geese are migrating this spring.


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 16, 2015

Mike reported on 4/15 that thing seem to be going good so far this spring. Mike stated that there are a lot of Snow geese currently in his area, and there are new geese showing up daily now. He finished by saying that they still have a few openings towards the end of the month if anyone is looking for a end of the year hunt in Canada.



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