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OFFICIAL 2015 HUNTTHENORTH.COM 
SPRING SNOW GOOSE MIGRATION REPORT

*LAST UPDATED THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2015

NOTE: We will be updating our 2015 Spring Snow Goose Migration report every Thursday afternoon from February 12, 2015 through mid April. Please check back again next Thursday for our next Official HuntTheNorth.com Spring Snow Goose Migration Report.

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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
WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwestern Missouri expect a high temp of 51 on Friday with a low of 34 and partly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 58 with a low of 36 and partly cloudy skies. Sunday's high is expected to be 70 with a low of 36 and a 50% chance of rain.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - MOUND CITY, MO

Reported on 3/25 that the spring snow goose migration has pretty much came to an end now. Staff stated that there was a big push of Snow geese moving out of the area over the past weekend. They finished by saying that in a report conducted on 3/24 they were still holding between 50,000 to 100,000 Snow geese, but there are more and more flocks leaving everyday.

SWAN LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAINSVILLE, MO

Reported on 3/25 that the majority of Snow geese have now headed north. Staff stated that in a survey conducted on 3/23 they are now only holding 3,330 Snow geese, and that number is down from 80,000 in the previous survey. They finished by saying that if this trend keeps up they won't have any Snow geese left by next week at this time.


GRAND PASS CONSERVATION AREA - MIAMI, MO

Reported on 3/25 that in the most recent survey conducted on 3/23, that they are now holding only 100 Snow geese. Staff stated that with the warmer weather they have had recently, that the Snow geese are just moving on through the area without stopping now.


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: March 26, 2015

Scott reported on 3/26 that they have now wrapped things up in Missouri for the year. Scott stated that there are still some Snow geese in Mound City, but he is not sure how long they will stick around. Scott also reported that to better serve their clients they have now moved north with the migration to South Dakota and still have some openings. Scott finished by saying to feel free to call him for last minute availability in SD or to book early for prime dates in 2016!

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: March 26, 2015

Adam reported on 3/25 that they have now moved the operation up to South Dakota from NW Missouri. Adam stated that hunting was very consistent for them in Missouri this year. He finished by saying that they have now moved up into South Dakota to finish out their rest of the season.


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
WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 74 on Friday with a low of 38 and clear skies. On Saturday expect a high of 72 with a low 39 and clear skies. Sunday's high is expected to be 68 with a low of 32 and a 30% chance of rain.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- KEARNEY, NE


Reported on 3/25 that there are still some Snow geese in area, but the overall the majority have now moved north. Staff stated that they are still seeing Snow geese move through the area, but peak migration passed through over a week ago now.


OGALLALA GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - OGALLALA, NE


Reported on 3/26 that they still have ok numbers of Snow geese in the area. Staff stated that the large numbers have now moved north, but the are still decent huntable numbers of juvenile birds around. They finished by saying that they are unsure how long the remaining Snow geese will hang around but there are enough to hunt as of now.


NORFORK GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - NORFORK, NE


Reported on 3/25 that they still do have some Snow geese using the area but there are very low numbers now. Staff stated that the numbers are dwindling daily. They finished by saying that in a couple more days there won't hardly be any Snow geese left if things continue to progress the same as they are now.

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: March 26, 2015

Jeff reported on 3/26 that they are still banging away down in western Nebraska. Jeff said that this has by far been one of their best seasons to date. He said at this point most of the birds are well on their way up into Canada  and they don't see a ton of Snow geese each day, but they get enough migrators coming through to average 35 birds per day this year. Jeff ended by saying they are planning to hunt through the weekend and then start picking up their spreads.  

South Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report
WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In east central South Dakota expect a high of 64 with a low of 39 and overcast skies. On Saturday expect a high of 57 with a low of 43 and partly cloudy skies. Sunday's high is expected to be 56 with a low of 37 and a 40% chance of rain and snow mix.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 3/25 that in a survey conducted on 3/19 the refugee was STILL holding approximately 100,000 snow geese. Staff stated that with the Snow goose migration stretched out as much as they are, the so called "peak" numbers will most likely not get as large as they usually get. They finished by saying that the refugee is still 80% ice covered.


HURON WETLAND DISTRICT - CENTRAL, SD

Reported on 3/25 they have been seeing some large flocks of Snow geese moving through the area. Staff also reported that as long as the weather stays nice, they should start seeing more big flocks of Snow geese daily. They finished by saying that hunting should really pick up in the next week or two.


MADISON COUNTRY WETLAND DISTRICT - SOUTH EAST, SD

Reported on 3/24 that they have some Snow geese in the area now. Staff also reported that there are still very large numbers to the south west of the Madison area. They finished by saying they are seeing new Snow geese arriving daily, but most are just passing through.

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: March 26, 2015
 
Adam reported on  3/25 that hunting in south eastern South Dakota has been very good this past week! Adam stated that they have had really good decoying flocks of Snow geese already thus far. Adam also reported that they are killing about 70% juvenile / Ross geese to 30% adult Snow geese at this point.

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: March 26, 2015

Dan reported on 3/25 that hinting has been pretty good so far. Dan stated that they have been averaging high teens to mid twenties with some higher days mixed in. Dan finished by saying that he is planning on moving the operation up to North Dakota on Sunday.


Outfitter: John LuttrellLUTTRELL KENNELS / LEGACY OUTFITTERS

LOCATION: Eastern South Dakota
OUTFITTER: John Luttrell
PHONE: 605.532.4142
EMAIL:
luttrell@itctel.com
LAST UPDATED: March 26, 2015

John reported on 3/26 that everything in Arkansas has now pretty much left. John also reported that South Dakota is now covered in Snow geese. John stated that as long as it stay colder in North Dakota the bulk of the Snow geese should stay to the south.

North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report
WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwestern North Dakota expect a high of 36 on Friday with a low of 20 and a 60% chance of snow. On Saturday expect a high of 52 with a low of 39 and partly cloudy skies. Sundays high is expected to be 52 with a low of 34 and partly cloudy skies.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

TEWAUKON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 3/24 that they have seen some new flocks of Snow geese in the area this week. Staff stated that with the colder temperatures the Snow geese will most likely wait to really nice into the area until the weather starts to warm up and ice start to thaw.


ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - PINGREE, ND

Reported on 3/25 that they have been seeing decent sized flocks around the area. Staff stated that there are no huge numbers yet but once things start to warm up, there should be good numbers moving into the area. Staff finished by saying that there is no show cover but the lakes are still froze solid.

LAKE ALICE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE -  DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 3/25 that they have been seeing some smaller flocks of Snow geese in the area this week, but none of which are sticking around. They stated that they received a little more snow and cooler temps again that has halted the migration to the area for the time being.


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: March 26, 2015

Dan reported on 3/25 that they are currently hunting in southern South Dakota. Dan stated that hunting has been pretty good this far. Dan finished by saying that they plan on moving up to North Dakota on Sunday as the birds continue to push north across the border to ND.


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: March 26, 2015

Kyle reported on 3/25 that they had another cold snap come through the area this past week. Kyle stated that they really haven't seen anymore Snow geese move into our through the area recently because of the weather. Kyle finished by saying that it'll take a good warm up before they start setting good numbers of Snow geese move back that far north again.


Canada Spring Snow Goose Report
     WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Manitoba expect a high of 33 on Friday with a low of 19 and overcast skies. On Saturday expect a high of 45 with a low of 36 and partly cloudy skies. Sunday's high is expected to be 47 with a low of 28 and a 60% chance of rain. 


In southern Saskatchewan expect a high of 47 on Friday with a low of 29 and mostly cloudy skies. On Saturday expect a high of 61 and a low of 32 and a 50% chance of rain.  Sundays high is expected to be 53 with a low of 34 and partly cloudy skies.


CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WEYBURN FIELD OFFICE - WEYBURN, SK

Weyburn area staff reported on 3/24 that they haven't seen any Snow geese in the area yet. Staff did report that they have heard reports of some of the first flocks of Snow geese making it to the border and some making their way into Canada, buy not to this area yet.


LAST MTN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LAST MTN LAKE REGION

Due to the fact that there are no Snow geese currently staging north of the border yet, we  will be updating reports from Canada later this spring when the birds make their way across the border. Please check back again soon for an updated report from this area.


DAUPHIN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - DAUPHIN LAKE, MANITOBA

Due to the fact that there are no Snow geese currently staging north of the border yet, we  will be updating reports from Canada later this spring when the birds make their way across the border. Please check back again soon for an updated report from this area.


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, 2015

Kris reported on 3/26 that they received about 10 inches of snow and are predicted to get another 4 inches on Friday. Kris stated that he plans on heading to North Dakota late this weekend to start hunting, but is unsure when they will start in Canada. 


Outfitter: Ryan MarshRJM GUIDING

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

LAST UPDATED: March 26, 2015

Ryan reported on 3/25 that he has heard reports of some Snow geese starting to make their way into southeast and southwest Saskatchewan but Ryan stated that he hasn't seen anything in central Saskatchewan yet.


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: March 26, 2015

Mike reported on 3/25 that he has heard reports of some Snow geese making it to the USA/Canada border now. Mike stated that they plan to head up there on April 1st and plan to start hunters on April 12th.



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