2021 Spring Snow Goose Migration Report - Weekly Snow Goose Migration Updates By HuntTheNorth.com

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OFFICIAL 2021 HUNTTHENORTH.COM 
SPRING SNOW GOOSE MIGRATION REPORT

*LAST UPDATED THURSDAY APRIL 8, 2021


NOTE: We will be updating our 2021 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 2021 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 66 with a low of 50 and mainly sunny skies with ESE winds at 5 to 10 mph. The high on Saturday is expected to be 78 with a low of 52 and partly cloudy skies with S winds at 10 to 15 mph.  Expect a high of 65 on Sunday with a low of 44 and mainly sunny skies and N winds at 10 to 20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

CACHE RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE- COTTON PLANT, AR

Reported on 3-10 that they are now on the decline of numbers. Staff stated that with the warm up after the arctic blast across most of the USA the migration went into overdrive. Staff finished by saying that they are still seeing some flocks moving north.

HOLLA BEND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - DARDANELLE, AR

Reported on 3-10 that they are now on the decline of numbers. Staff stated that with the warm up after the arctic blast across most of the USA the migration went into overdrive. Staff finished by saying that they are still seeing some flocks moving north.



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 25, 2021

John reported on 3-25 that they are currently in northern South Dakota and are starting to see the back end of the migration. He also mentioned that they are having decent days and the birds are continuing to work well.


Outfitter / Reporter Nick PosustaEAGLEHEAD OUTDOORS

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

LAST UPDATED: March 11, 2021

Nick reported on 3-10 that they have now moved out of Arkansas and up to South Dakota. He stated that it was a good start to the season down there, but there are really just getting going.


Illinois Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in southern Illinois expect a high of 65 with a low of 46 and partly cloudy skies with light and variable winds. Saturday’s high is expected to be 75 with a low of 46 and mainly sunny skies with S winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 62 on Sunday with a low of 40 and sunny skies and NNW winds at 10 to 15 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

UNION COUNTY STATE WILDLIFE AREA - JONESBORO, ILLINOIS

Reported on 3-24 that they are now well past peak migration. Staff stated that they felt once the cold snap broke the birds pushed hard and fast.

HORSESHOE LAKE STATE REFUGE - MILLER CITY, ILLINOIS


Reported on 3-24 that they haven’t seen any snow geese in over a week now. Staff stated that they moved quick once the cold weather broke.

CARLYLE LAKE WILDLIFE REFUGE - VANDALIA, ILLINOIS

Reported on 3-17 that they have still been seeing a few birds in the area. Staff stated that with the cold weather so far this month the majority is further south yet. Staff finished by saying that as the weather warms the migration will move further 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: March 11, 2021

James reported on 3-10 that hunting is definitely slowing down. He stated that they are still killing a few birds but plan to pick things up after this weekend.


Outfitter: Jim KnopeGANDER HILL GOOSE CLUB

LOCATION: Southern Illinois
OUTFITTER: Jim Knope

LAST UPDATED: March 4, 2021

Jim reported on 3-3 that hunting is starting to heat up some. He stated that they are starting to see more birds work through the area more consistently. Jim finished by saying that he feels the migration seems to be about two weeks behind what it has been the last few years, and it really feels like their first “good” week of the season.

Missouri Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwestern Missouri expect a high of 62 with a low of 46 and overcast skies with SSE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Saturday’s high is expected to be 61 with a low of 37 and partly cloudy skies with WNW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Expect a high of 67 on Sunday with a low of 45 and sunny skies with W winds at 10 to 15 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - MOUND CITY, MO

Reported on 3-24 that in the most recent survey conducted on 3-23 there were about 185 Snow geese in the area. That number is down from 39,035 in the previous report. Staff finished by saying that the front of the migration is now past Mound City area, but they should have some trickle through.

SWAN LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAINSVILLE, MO


Reported on 3-24 that they have still been seeing some snows move through the area. Staff stated that they don’t seem to be sticking around to long as they are really only in need of feeding with the lack of snow to the north. Staff finished by saying that they feel the birds are pushing hard as the migration seems to be slightly behind the last few years.


GRAND PASS CONSERVATION AREA - MIAMI, MO

Reported on 3-10 that they are still seeing flocks of snow geese push north. Staff stated that they feel they are now on the downhill slide of the migration.


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 25, 2021

Larry reported on 3-24 that they wrapped up their season last week. He stated that overall it was a very good season. Larry finished by saying that it is time to start preparing for honkers and ducks.


Outfitter John NeuNEU OUTDOORS

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

LAST UPDATED: March 25, 2021

John reported on 3-25 that they are currently in northern South Dakota and are starting to see the back end of the migration. He also mentioned that they are having decent days and the birds are continuing to work well.


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 18, 2021

Scott reported on 3-17 that they are still going strong. He stated that the numbers have dwindled over the last week but they are still scratching a few out daily.


Nebraska Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 57 with a low of 39 and a 50% chance of storms with SSE winds at 15 to 25 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 57 with a low of 35 and partly cloudy skies and NNW winds at 10 to 20 mph.  Expect a high of 65 on Sunday with a low of 44 and sunny skies with W winds at 10 to 20 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- KEARNEY, NE


Reported on 3-24 that they are still seeing some snow geese migrate through the area this week. They stated that there haven’t been any big numbers that really stuck around long this year.  They finished by saying that if the weather continues to stay warm the birds will move quickly.


OGALLALA GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - OGALLALA, NE


Reported on 3-17 that they are still seeing good numbers work into and through the area. Staff stated that these are old adult birds and are really tough to hunt. Staff finished by saying that they are hearing reports of birds migrating really quickly.


NORFORK GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - NORFORK, NE


Reported on 3-24 that they are now past peak snow goose numbers. Staff stated that they are still seeing an occasional flock but no big numbers to speak of.

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 18, 2021

Jeff reported on 3-17 that they are still seeing good numbers of birds coming from the south. Jeff stated that once this weather breaks they are going to get back at it.


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 25, 2021

Larry reported on 3-24 that they wrapped up their season last week. He stated that overall it was a very good season. Larry finished by saying that it is time to start preparing for honkers and duck.


South Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in East central South Dakota expect a high of 55 with a low of 31 and cloudy skies with NNW winds at 20 to 30 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 58 with a low of 31 with mostly sunny skies with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 57 on Sunday with a low of 30 and sunny skies with W winds at 15 to 25 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 4-7 that in the most recent report from 4-2 that the Snow goose numbers have dropped significantly with only a few small flocks in the area. Staff stated that there are still some larger numbers in the Brown County area. Staff finished by saying with warming temps and south winds the birds are pushing hard.


HURON WETLAND DISTRICT - CENTRAL, SD

Reported on 4-7 that they are now past peak numbers. Staff stated that they are still seeing some in and around the area but that number is declining everyday. Staff finished by saying that with the warmer temps and South wind the birds are moving North quickly.


MADISON COUNTRY WETLAND DISTRICT - SOUTH EAST, SD

Reported on 3-31 that they are not seeing many snow geese anymore. Staff stated that there is still some around and some moving through the area. Staff finished by saying that the migration moved pretty quickly once it got to them.


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 25, 2021

John reported on 3-25 that they are currently in northern South Dakota and are starting to see the back end of the migration. He mentioned that although they are towards the back end of the migration they are still having decent days. John finished by saying that the birds are continuing to work well.


Outfitter: Dan HogFossEAGLEHEAD OUTDOORS

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

LAST UPDATED: April 8, 2021

Nick reported on 4-7 that they have now wrapped up their spring conservation season. He stated that it was a great weekend to end on as there was still a great amount of birds in the state. Nick finished by saying that he feels there could be one more decent week in South Dakota as there is still good numbers of juvenile birds in the state.


Outfitter: Luke SeversonWATERFOWL CONNECTION

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

LAST UPDATED: April 1, 2021

Luke reported on 3-31 that they have now wrapped up their season in South Dakota. He stated that they had a pretty good season with some really good days. Luke finished by saying that he felt like it was a pretty average hatch year.


North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in North central North Dakota expect a high of 53 and a low of 26 with cloudy skies and NNW winds at 20 to 30 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 62 with a low of 32 and mainly sunny skies with W winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 53 on Sunday with a low of 27 and cloudy skies with NW winds at 15 to 25 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

TEWAUKON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 4-7 that they are seeing good numbers of snow geese around the area. Staff stated that they are moving quickly now with no snow line holding them up.

ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - PINGREE, ND

Reported on 3-31 that they are still seeing pretty good numbers around right now. Staff stated that there is still plenty of ice and they feel that is what is holding them up to this point.
LAKE ALICE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE -  DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 4-7 that they have had decent numbers of Snow geese in the area, but they are not sticking around long. With the lack of sheet water in the fields and no snow to the north the migration is moving along quickly.

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: February 18, 2021

Please check back next week for Dan's first report of the 2021 season.

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 8, 2021

Eric reported on 4-7 that over last weekend was most likely the “peak” migration for the area. Eric stated that the migration is moving fast with the warm temps and no snow in Canada to hold them up.

Canada Spring Snow Goose Report
     

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in southern Saskatchewan expect a high of 53 with a low of 34 and sunny skies with SW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 57 with a low of 28 and a 50% chance of thunder storms with WSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 41 on Sunday with a low of 23 and a 40% chance of snow with NNW wind at 15 to 25 mph.

On Friday in southern Manitoba expect a high of 52 with a low of 28 and partly cloudy skies and NE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 56 with a low of 29 and mainly sunny skies with NNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 34 on Sunday with a low of 21 and a 70% chance of snow with NNW winds at 20 to 30 mph.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WEYBURN FIELD OFFICE - WEYBURN, SK

Reported on 4-7 that they aren’t seeing much for Snow geese in the area yet. Staff stated that at night they can hear some migrating north but no real huge numbers and aren’t seeing any during the day.

LAST MTN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LAST MTN LAKE REGION

Reported on 3-31 that they have seen a couple flocks of Snow geese but not any huge numbers yet. Staff stated that once the weather breaks it should be game on.

BOISSEVAIN FIELD OFFICE - BOISSEVAIN, MANITOBA


Reported on 4-7 that they have started to see some old snows. Staff stated that it’s probably be another week or two before they start seeing the really strong numbers.

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 18, 2021

Kris reported on 3-18 that they have started to see some honkers and ducks show up to the area but no snow geese yet. Kris stated that it’ll probably be at least a week before they start to see scout flocks.


LOCATION: Southern, Saskatchewan
OUTFITTER: Brent Abbott

LAST UPDATED: April 1, 2021

Brent reported on 3-31 that they are hearing reports of birds making across the border. He stated that it is very dry there with little to no sheet water anywhere. Brent finished by saying that with the warmer weather expected this weekend they feel they will be seeing a good push this weekend.


LOCATION: Weyburn Area, Saskatchewan
REPORTER: Dave Edgerton
LAST UPDATED: April 8, 2021

Dave reported on 4-7 that they haven’t seen a snow goose in about a week now. He stated that the small flock that was in the area has since moved on. Dave finished by saying that conditions are very dry due to the lack of snow over the winter.


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