2019 Spring Snow Goose Migration Report - Weekly Snow Goose Migration Updates By HuntTheNorth.com

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*LAST UPDATED THURSDAY APRIL 18, 2019


NOTE: We will be updating our 2019 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 2019 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 49 with a low of 31 and mainly sunny skies with NW winds at 10 to 20 mph. The high on Saturday is expected to be 54 with a low of 35 and mainly sunny skies with NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph.  Expect a high of 57 on Sunday with a low of 37 and sunny skies and WNW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

CACHE RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE- COTTON PLANT, AR

Reported on 3-12 that they are still seeing a few snow geese move through the area. They stated that they are well past peak numbers but still seeing a few. They finished b saying that they have also gotten quite a bit of rain this spring.

HOLLA BEND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - DARDANELLE, AR

Reported on 3-5 that they have been seeing ok numbers of snow geese in the area this spring. They stated that there was a bad hatch last spring so they don’t feel like hunters will have as good of success as normal.



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 15, 2019

Please check back next week for Dan's first report of the 2019 season.


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 14, 2019

John reported on 3-13 that they have wrapped up their season in Arkansas. He stated that they are now waiting for the weather to break in South Dakota to start their hunts up there.


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 28, 2019

John reported on 2-27 that there doesn’t seem to be as strong of numbers as usual for where he is. He stated that there are some smaller flocks flying right away in the morning. John also reported that he has been seeing one larger flock in a field for a couple days now. He finished by saying that there isn’t many young birds this year.


Illinois Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in southern Illinois expect a high of 55 with a low of 31 and sunny skies and NNW winds at 10 to 15 mph.  Saturday’s high is expected to be 55 with a low of 40 and mostly sunny skies with ESE winds at 5 to 10 mph.  Expect a high of 58 on Sunday with a low of 50 and a 90% chance of rain and SSE winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

UNION COUNTY STATE WILDLIFE AREA - JONESBORO, ILLINOIS

Reported on 3-19 that they are now near the end of the migration. They stated that they are still seeing a few flocks here and there. They finished by saying that overall it seemed like a down year and a late migration due to the extreme weather.

HORSESHOE LAKE STATE REFUGE - MILLER CITY, ILLINOIS


Reported on 3-5 that in the most recent survey conducted on 2-20 they had seen 15,000 snow geese in the area. They stated that the weather hasn’t been on their side this year. They finished by saying that they are still hearing reports of birds to the south yet.

CYPRESS CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ULLIN, ILLINOIS

Reported on 3-19 that the season is about over. They stated that they are still seeing a flock or two every day, but they are well past peak numbers. They finished by saying that they are now expecting some flooding as well.



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 21, 2019

James reported on 3-20 that they are still hunting and still killing a few everyday. He reported that they are calling it a season after this weekend, James stated that overall it was a down season with not many young birds. James finished by saying that they are already looking forward to next year.


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 21, 2019

Jim reported on 3-19 that they are wrapping their season up this weekend. He stated that it is supposed to rain a lot late in the weekend so they want to get everything picked up before it get to bad. Jim finished by saying that it was a very bad year hunting this year.

Missouri Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwestern Missouri expect a high of 47 with a low of 36 and a 80% chance of rain with NE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 45 with a low of 25 and partly cloudy skies with N winds at 15 to 25 mph. Expect a high of 49 on Sunday with a low of 30 and clear skies and light and variable winds.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - MOUND CITY, MO

Reported on 3-27 that in the most recent survey conducted on 3-19 there were 4,850 snow geese in the area. That is down from 1,352,690 in last week’s report. They finished by saying that since this report they have experienced a lot of flooding with near record high water and the birds moved out.

SWAN LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAINSVILLE, MO


Reported on 3-27 that in the most recent survey conducted on 3-19 they had 1,100 snow geese in the area. That number is down from 142,000 in the previous survey. They stated there is a lot of flooding.


GRAND PASS CONSERVATION AREA - MIAMI, MO

Reported on 3-27 that in the most recent survey conducted on 3-21 there were 0 light geese in the area. That number is down from 30,000 in the previous survey. They stated that the area is still has lots of water. They finished by saying that they are now well past peak numbers.


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 21, 2019

Reported on 3-20 that they wrapped up their season in Missouri and have moved up to Nebraska. He stated that it was a pretty down year this spring.


Outfitter John NeuNEU OUTDOORS

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

LAST UPDATED: February 21, 2019

John reported on 2-21 that they are hunting northern Arkansas right now. They have been hunting hard but with the cold temps and rain, the hunting has been very tough. They are shooting some good numbers of Ross geese but all of the Snows are adults and tough to decoy. He said the migration is way behind this spring and they are pushing back the start date for their South Dakota hunts to mid-march at this point. The hunting should get good but it is going to be a couple more weeks before it gets rolling!


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 21, 2019

Scott reported on 3-20 that they have wrapped their season up. He stated that they are experiencing a lot of flooding and have to evacuate the area. Scott finished by saying that the birds pushed north super quick once they hit the area.


Nebraska Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 41 with a low of 39 and an 80% chance of rain with NE winds at 10 to 20 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 39 with a low of 22 and partly cloudy skies and N winds at 10 to 20 mph. expect a high of 52 on Sunday with a low of 39 and clear skies with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- KEARNEY, NE


Reported on 3-27 that they have had a lot of flooding around the area. They stated that they had a decent push a couple weeks ago, but the birds kept moving. They finished by saying that they are still seeing birds but no big numbers.


OGALLALA GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - OGALLALA, NE


Reported on 3-19 that they now past peak numbers. They stated that the birds pushed through really quickly. They finished by saying that there is also a ton of water in the area now as well as flooding.


NORFORK GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - NORFORK, NE


Reported on 3-27 that they have a ton of flooding in the area. They stated that there is water all over the place. They finished by saying that they are still seeing snow geese trickle through the area, but the bulk is further north.

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 21, 2019

Jeff reported on 3-20 that hunting is tough but they are shooting some birds. He stated that it is very wet and they are getting a lot of interested birds but they are tough to finish without sun and wind. Jeff finished by saying that they are still making the best of the season.


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 21, 2019

JJ reported on 3-20 that they have wrapped everything up due to all the flooding. He stated that they only hunted for about 3 days before they were pushed out because of the flooding. JJ finished by saying that he is going to go back to Wyoming and do a couple hunts there.


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 28, 2019

Larry reported on 3-27 that they have now wrapped their season up early this week. He stated that though it was a pretty disappointing season they had a lot of fun and still had decent success. 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 60 with a low of 43 and clear skies with SW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 73 with a low of 44 and clear skies with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 56 on Sunday with a low of 39 and a 50% chance of rain with NNE winds at 10 to 20 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 4-16 that snow geese are still trickling though the area. They stated that observations are fewer everyday though. They finished by saying that there are lots of waterfowl making their way through the area now as well.


HURON WETLAND DISTRICT - CENTRAL, SD

Reported on 4-17 that they are still seeing a few snow geese here and there. They stated that there is a lot of water in the area. They finished by saying that they are now near the end of the spring migration.


MADISON COUNTRY WETLAND DISTRICT - SOUTH EAST, SD

Reported on 4-17 that they are now well past peak numbers. They stated that the birds moved through in a matter of a couple days. They finished by saying that they are seeing a few snow geese but not many.


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: April 18, 2019

Adam Johnson provided the report for this week. Adam reported on 4-16 that they have wrapped their season up. He stated that when they finished they had been experiencing some of the best hunting of the season. Adam stated that they are now looking forward to the fall season!


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 18, 2019

Dan reported on 4-17 that they have now wrapped their season up. He stated that they ended really strong last weekend with some of the best hunting they had all year. Dan is now getting ready for fall hunting.


Outfitter: Luke SeversonWATERFOWL CONNECTION

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

LAST UPDATED: March 28, 2019

Luke reported on 3-27 that they have wrapped their season up. He stated that it was a tougher that usual season. Luke finished by saying that with the lack of juvies and the strange spring weather it really shortened his season.


North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in North central North Dakota expect a high of 65 and a low of 46 with partly cloudy skies and SSW winds at 20 to 30 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 59 with a low of 37 and cloudy skies with NW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 59 on Sunday with a low of 33 and cloudy skies with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

TEWAUKON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 4-16 that they have been seeing good number of snow geese moving through the area. They stated that they are starting to thaw out and there is a decent amount of water. They finished by saying that they know it won’t be long till the birds are out of the area.

ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - PINGREE, ND

Reported on 4-17 that they are past peak migration for the spring. They still have quite a bit of ice but there is plenty of sheet water. They finished by saying that they figure once it warms up again they birds will be pushing north hard.
LAKE ALICE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE -  DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 4-17 that they are just past peak numbers in the area. They stated that they have really strong numbers of snow geese in the area. They finished by saying that they feel after this weekend when it warms back up the big flocks are going to jump the border.

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 18, 2019

Dan reported on 4-17 that they have now wrapped their season up. He stated that they ended really strong last weekend with some of the best hunting they had all year. Dan is now getting ready for fall hunting.

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 18, 2019

Eric Straub is the lead guide providing reports. Eric reported on 4-17 that they are picking on the small pockets of birds that are left. He stated that they are thinning rapidly, but compared to the rest of the flyway they seem to be having some pretty good success!

Canada Spring Snow Goose Report
     

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in southern Saskatchewan expect a high of 72 with a low of 41 and partly cloudy skies with W winds at 15 to 20 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 58 with a low of 31 and partly cloudy skies with NNW winds at 10 to 25 mph. Expect a high of 54 on Sunday with a low of 29 and clear skies with NW wind at 15 to 25 mph.

On Friday in southern Manitoba expect a high of 64 with a low of 47 and partly cloudy skies with SSW winds at 20 to 30 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 58 with a low of 35 and a 50% chance of rain with NNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 57 on Sunday with a low of 33 and partly cloudy skies with NNW winds at 10 to 15 mph.


CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WEYBURN FIELD OFFICE - WEYBURN, SK

Reported on 4-16 that they are seeing some snow geese move into and through the area. They stated that they have heard the main flocks are near the Canada border and should be crossing soon.

LAST MTN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LAST MTN LAKE REGION

Reported on 4-17 that they have been seeing more and more flocks move through the area. They stated that they only a week or so away from seeing the large numbers move through the area.

BOISSEVAIN FIELD OFFICE - BOISSEVAIN, MANITOBA


Reported on 4-16 that they are seeing a few flocks of snow geese in and around the area. They stated that they have been showing up for about a week now. They finished by saying that as the weather warms up the big push will reach them.

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 11, 2019

Kris reported on 4-10 that he hasn’t seen any snows in his area yet. He stated that he is hearing that they are starting to cross the border though. Kris finished by saying that the pot holes in his region are filling back up but they could still use some more moisture.


Outfitter: Mike McLanePRAIRIES EDGE OUTFITTING

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

LAST UPDATED: February 15, 2019

Please check back next week for Mike's first report of the 2019 season.


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 18, 2019

Justin reported on 4-16 that they are not doing any spring hunts this year. He stated that he has been hearing reports of birds showing up in the area for about a week now. Justin finished by saying that they are already looking forward to the fall!


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