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OFFICIAL 2020 HUNTTHENORTH.COM 
SPRING SNOW GOOSE MIGRATION REPORT

*LAST UPDATED THURSDAY April 2, 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 29 with a low of 10 and partly cloudy skies with NW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 38 with a low of 27 and sunny skies with SE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 48 on Sunday with a low of 39 and mostly cloudy skies with SE winds at 10 to 20 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 4-1 that in their most recent update on 3-26 they stated that they are now on the decline of the migration. They stated that the refuge is now only holding 50,000 snow geese. They finished by saying that they met see some coming back as the weather is going to get cold up north again this weekend.


HURON WETLAND DISTRICT - CENTRAL, SD

Reported on 4-1 that they still have ok numbers of Snow geese around the area. They stated that the bulk of the migration in the northern half of the state though. Staff finished by saying that the weather is going to get cold again this weekend but they don’t expect much of a reverse migration.


MADISON COUNTRY WETLAND DISTRICT - SOUTH EAST, SD

Reported on 4-1 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.


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: March 26, 2020

Nick reported on 3-25 that hunting has been very good in South Dakota this spring. He stated that they have had a lot of cancellations this spring and have been forced to move some clients around for the safety of everyone and the worries of the corona virus.  Nick finished by saying that the plan on hunting for another week or two.


Outfitter: Luke SeversonWATERFOWL CONNECTION

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

LAST UPDATED: March 19, 2020

Luke reported on 3-19 that there is still a ton of snow geese across the state. He stated that with the cold front this weekend it might stall things out some. Luke finished by saying that once the birds start to cycle through again hunting should really pick up.


North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in North central North Dakota expect a high of 23 and a low of 5 with mostly cloudy skies and NW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 30 with a low of 19 and mainly sunny skies with SSE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 35 on Sunday with a low of 26 and mostly cloudy skies with E winds at 5 to 10 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

TEWAUKON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 4-1 that they have been seeing really good numbers of migrators. They stated that they feel some are going to be moving back south with the cold front this weekend.

ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - PINGREE, ND

Reported on 3-25 that they are starting to see really good numbers of Snow geese. Staff stated that the lead edge of the Snow goose migration is approaching them rapidly. They finished by saying that with the warmer weather expected this weekend they feel they are going to be seeing a lot of birds work through the area.
LAKE ALICE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE -  DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 4-1 that they have been seeing really good numbers work into the area with the warmer weather. Staff stated that they are going to be getting a cold front and expect the migration to slow down a bit for a while.

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 2, 2020

Eric reported 4-1 that he saw some scout flocks early this week. He stated that the weather this weekend is going to be colder and he expects to see some of the snow geese heading back south. Eric finished by saying that they do not plan on canceling any hunts this spring and still have plenty of openings available.

Canada Spring Snow Goose Report
     

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in southern Saskatchewan expect a high of 17 with a low of 1 and sunny skies with N winds at 5 to 10 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 24 with a low of 4 and a 30% chance of snow with ENE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 30 on Sunday with a low of 18 and partly cloudy skies with ENE wind at 10 to 15 mph.

On Friday in southern Manitoba expect a high of 23 with a low of 2 and a 70% chance of snow with WNW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 24 with a low of 19 and partly cloudy skies with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 32 on Sunday with a low of 21 and partly cloudy with WSW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WEYBURN FIELD OFFICE - WEYBURN, SK

Reported on 3-25 that they have not seen any snow geese yet this spring. Staff stated that they feel they might start seeing a few smaller flocks by early next week. Staff finished by saying that they really don’t expect to see much hunting pressure this spring.

LAST MTN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LAST MTN LAKE REGION

Reported on 3-25 that they have yet to see and Snow geese. Staff stated that they have started to see Canada geese work back into the area. They finished by saying that the fell sometime next week they will start to see Snow geese moving into the area.

BOISSEVAIN FIELD OFFICE - BOISSEVAIN, MANITOBA


Reported on 3-25 that they are not seeing any Snow geese yet. They stated that they have seen some Canada geese and ducks though. Staff is hopeful that they will begin to see Snow geese within the next week or so.

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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