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SPRING SNOW GOOSE MIGRATION REPORT

*LAST UPDATED THURSDAY February 23, 2017 


We will be updating our 2017 Spring Snow Goose Migration Report each Thursday afternoon through the 2017 spring conservation season. We hope this will be a valued resource for you to utilize to help plan your next spring snow goose hunting adventure!

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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 69 with a low of 36 and partly cloudy skies with SSW winds at 20 to 30 mph. The high on Saturday is expected to be 49 with a low of 31 and clear skies and WNW winds at 15 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 58 on Sunday with a low of 44 and clear skies and SE winds at 10 to 20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

CACHE RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE- COTTON PLANT, AR

Reported on 2-22 that they still haven’t been seeing much activity in the last week or so. They stated that last week they had 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 2-22 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: February 23, 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 71 with a low of 34 and a 40% chance of rain and SSW winds at 20 to 30 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 44 with a low of 28 and partly cloudy skies with WNW winds at 20 to 30 mph. Expect a high of 53 on Sunday with a low of 40 and partly cloudy skies and SSE winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

UNION COUNTY STATE WILDLIFE AREA - JONESBORO, ILLINOIS

Reported on 2-22 that they haven’t done a survey in a couple weeks now. They stated that they have been seeing decent snow goose numbers around, but it varies from day to day. They finished by saying that though the bulk of the migration is now north of them but there is still plenty to the south that has to work their way by.

HORSESHOE LAKE STATE REFUGE - MILLER CITY, ILLINOIS


Reported on 2-22 that they haven’t done a fly over in a couple of weeks now. They stated that they are still seeing pretty good numbers on a daily basis, but most are just migrating through. They finished by saying that they know there is still quite a few Snows still to the south and expect to see them in the next week or two.

CYPRESS CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ULLIN, ILLINOIS

Reported on 2-22 that they are still seeing pretty good numbers of Snow geese in the area. They stated that the majority of Adults are now past them, but there is still plenty of young 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: February 23, 2017

James reported on 2-21 that though they are still bagging birds every day out of all their fields the hunting has slowed down quite a bit. He stated that now it’s just going to take the right weather days to get into bigger numbers again. James finished by saying that there is still a lot of geese south of them so they should continue to bag geese for another couple weeks or so.

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 16, 2017

Jim reported on 2-15 that this season has been very poor so far. He stated they have now seen the majority of adults migrate through the area and that should help their odds since the juvies are now starting to fly. Jim stated that they aren’t ready to give up yet since it is still early in the season.

Missouri Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwestern Missouri expect a high of 34 with a low of 21 and a 40% chance of snow with WNW winds at 25 to 35 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 39 with a low of 24 and partly cloudy skies and NW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 45 on Sunday with a low of 24 and a 30% chance of rain and S winds at 10 to 20 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - MOUND CITY, MO

Reported on 2-23 that in the most recent survey conducted on 2-21 there was roughly 283,016 Snow geese on the refuge. They stated that that number is up from 154,398 in the previous survey. They finished by saying that it is still early in the migration and peak numbers are still a couple weeks out, but we all know how quickly that can change.

SWAN LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAINSVILLE, MO


Reported on 2-23 that in the most recent survey conducted on 2-15 they had 216,000 Snow geese on the refuge. That number is up from 19,000 in the previous survey. They finished by saying that with the weather expected this weekend they could see an influx coming back their way.


GRAND PASS CONSERVATION AREA - MIAMI, MO

Reported on 2-23 that in the most recent survey conducted on 2-21 there was roughly 80,000 Snow geese in the area. They finished by saying that with the snow storm expected late this week that number could rise this weekend.


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 February 23, 2017

Reported on 2-21 that they are still shooting really good numbers of Juvies in SE Missouri. Larry also reported that it has been a fairly quick migration so far this spring. Larry finished by saying that they are hoping the upcoming snow storm will slow things up a bit.


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: February 23, 2017

Adam reported on 2-21 that they are getting ready to start hunting in the next week or so. He stated that as of right now they will probably be spending less time in Missouri and spending more time in South Dakota, but that will of course depend on the migration and bird counts.


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: February 23, 2017

Scott reported on 2-21 that they have been seeing good numbers of migrators so far this week. He stated that they feel the migration is really stretched out this year. Scott finished by saying that he thinks its going to be pretty tough hunting from here on out but they will be able to scratch out decent numbers.


Nebraska Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 28 with a low of 13 and a 60% chance of snow with WNW winds at 25 to 35 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 32 with a low of 17 and partly cloudy skies and WNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 34 on Sunday with a low of 11 and partly cloudy skies with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- KEARNEY, NE


Reported on on 2-22 that there has been pretty good numbers of snow geese in the area now for a couple weeks or so. They stated that they have already seen a lot migrate through the area. They finished by saying that with the storm that is expected they will see some come back down and go further south than their area.


OGALLALA GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - OGALLALA, NE


Reported on 2-22 that there is very good numbers of adult snow geese in the area. They stated that numbers will only get larger over the next couple of weeks. They finished by saying that they expect the snow storm to slow the rest of the migration up a bit.


NORFORK GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - NORFORK, NE


Reported on 2-22 that they are seeing ok numbers of snow geese right now. They stated that they feel that they are kind of in the middle right now. They finished by saying that they have seen a bunch head further north than their area, and they are unsure of how the snow storm will affect the migration in their area.

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: February 23, 2017

Jeff reported on 2-21 that they just got everything set up late last week. He stated that they did shoot a few over the weekend. Jeff finished by saying that they are seeing lots of adult snow geese right now.


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 23, 2017

JJ reported on 2-21 that they have been seeing a few birds so far this week. He stated that they already have quite a few birds to the north of them as well with what’s to the south. JJ finished by saying that this snow storm will hopefully help them out!


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: February 23, 2017

Larry reported on 2-21 that they just got the operation set up a couple days ago. He stated that they are already seeing great numbers of Snow geese and averaging about 30 birds the last couple of days. Larry finished by saying that it’s been a very mild and weird spring and they are hoping the upcoming snow storm will slow things down a bit.


South Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In east central South Dakota expect a high of 26 with a low of 16 and partly cloudy skies with N winds at 25 to 35 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 33 with a low of 18 and partly cloudy skies with W winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 39 on Sunday with a low of 20 and partly cloudy skies with WSW winds at 10 to 20 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 2-23 that they have been seeing some decent number of Snow geese recently. They stated that with the weather that is expected the will probably see a decline in numbers though. They finished by saying that not all of the geese will head south, they are actually expecting some to continue north.


HURON WETLAND DISTRICT - CENTRAL, SD

Reported on 2-22 that they have been seeing Snow geese for a couple of weeks now. They stated that they are unsure what the geese will do because to the north of their area isn’t suppose to get much snow. They finished by saying that they expect to see what they have head north instead of reverse migrate.


MADISON COUNTRY WETLAND DISTRICT - SOUTH EAST, SD

Reported on 2-23 that they have been seeing quite a few snow geese in the area. They stated that the majority of them will probably head back south though due to the snow that they are expected to get.


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 23, 2017

Adam reported on 2-21 that they are getting ready to start hunting in the next week or so. He stated that as of right now they will probably be spending less time in Missouri and spending more time in South Dakota, but that will of course depend on the migration and bird counts.


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: February 23, 2017

Dan reported on 2-21 that they are starting to gear up for the South and North Dakota seasons. He stated that he still has a few openings in both states. Dan finished by saying that he is planning on starting in South Dakota on March 7th.


Outfitter: Luke SeversonWATERFOWL CONNECTION

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

LAST UPDATED: February 23, 2017

Luke reported on 2-21 that they just returned home from SE Missouri. He stated that they had a very good season down there. Luke also reported that they are now gearing up for the South Dakota season.


North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In north central North Dakota expect a high of 25 and a low of 11 with partly cloudy skies and N winds at 10 to 20 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 25 with a low of 9 and partly cloudy skies with WNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 22 on Sunday with a low of 13 and partly cloudy skies with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

TEWAUKON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 2-22 that they haven’t seen any Snow goose activity yet. They stated that even with the above average temps, it’ll still most likely be a couple of weeks before they start seeing the lead edge of the migration.


ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - PINGREE, ND

Reported on 2-23 that they have only seen a few snow geese so far. They stated that they could see more arriving due to the snow to their south. They finished by saying that since the snow is staying in central South Dakota and south from there, they could see a push this weekend.

LAKE ALICE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE -  DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 2-22 that they haven’t seen any snow geese yet. They stated that they have some snow on the ground and still lots of ice, so it’ll most likely be a couple more weeks if this weather trend continues.


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 23, 2017

Dan reported on 2-21 that they are starting to gear up for the South and North Dakota seasons. Dan stated that he still has a few openings in both states. Dan finished by saying that he is planning on starting in South Dakota on March 7th.


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 23, 2017

Eric Straub is the head guide for Northern Flight and will be providing the migration reports. Eric reported on 2-23 that they are still a couple weeks out yet from starting up. He stated that he has heard a couple reports of Snow geese around the Devils Lake area, but he has yet to see any. Eric finished by saying that the cold weather and snow expected later this week will most likely send them back south.


Canada Spring Snow Goose Report
     

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Saskatchewan expect a high of 44 with a low of 33 with a low of 12 and mostly cloudy skies with WSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 19 with a low of 7 and overcast skies with NNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 24 on Sunday with a low of 9 and mostly cloudy skies with SW wind at 5 to 10 mph.

 

On Friday in southern Manitoba expect a high of 21 with a low of 8 and partly cloudy skies with N winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 19 with a low of 6 and overcast skies with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Expect a high of 18 on Sunday with a low of 9 and partly cloudy skies with WNW winds at 5 to 10 mph.


CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WEYBURN FIELD OFFICE - WEYBURN, SK

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


LAST MTN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LAST MTN LAKE REGION

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BOISSEVAIN FIELD OFFICE - BOISSEVAIN, MANITOBA

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


REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
Outfitter: Kris WujcikMICHITOBA OUTFITTING

LOCATION: Southwestern, Manitoba
OUTFITTER: Kris Wujcik
PHONE: 204.625.2495
EMAIL: kris@michitobaoutfitting.com
LAST UPDATED: February 23, 2017

Kris reported on 2-23 that he hasn’t seen any Snow geese move up into Canada yet. He stated that they are still a ways out from starting up there. Kris finished by saying that he is excited to get rolling with the conservation season.


Outfitter: Mike McLanePRAIRIES EDGE OUTFITTING

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

LAST UPDATED: February 23, 2017

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


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 23, 2017

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



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