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SPRING SNOW GOOSE MIGRATION REPORT

*LAST UPDATED THURSDAY March 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 51 with a low of 37 and clear skies with ENE winds at 10 to 15 mph. The high on Saturday is expected to be 64 with a low of 47 and clear skies and S winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 61 on Sunday with a low of 52 and overcast skies and S winds at 10 to 20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

CACHE RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE- COTTON PLANT, AR

Reported on 2-28 that they haven’t been seeing much activity in the last couple of weeks. They stated that they occasionally have 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 2-28 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: March 2, 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 47 with a low of 28 and clear skies with N winds at 10 to 15 mph. The high on Saturday is expected to be 35 with a low of 20 and a 60% chance of snow and NE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Expect a high of 44 on Sunday with a low of 28 and clear skies and NE winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

UNION COUNTY STATE WILDLIFE AREA - JONESBORO, ILLINOIS

Reported on 3-8 that they haven’t done a survey in a couple weeks now. They stated that they have been seeing ok snow goose numbers occasionally, but it varies from day to day. They finished by saying that though the bulk of the migration is now north of them there, there is still a few to the south that has to work their way by.

HORSESHOE LAKE STATE REFUGE - MILLER CITY, ILLINOIS


Reported on 3-8 that they haven’t done a fly over in a couple of weeks now. They stated that they are still seeing some snow geese on an occasional basis, but most are just migrating through. They finished by saying that they know there is still a few Snows to the south and expect to see them in the next week or so.

CYPRESS CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ULLIN, ILLINOIS

Reported on 3-8 that they are still seeing a few Snow geese in the area. They stated that the majority are now past them, but there is still a few of the younger 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: March 9, 2017

James reported on 3-8 that they are now wrapping up their season. He stated that they have picked up all but one spread and they plan to have that picked up before the weekend. James also reported that they are still seeing a few migrators every couple of days, but no real big numbers. James finished by saying that this season was pretty average due to the inconsistency of weather and how early the majority of the migration got passed their area.

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 9, 2017

Jim reported on 3-8 that they have now wrapped up the conservation season. He stated that it was a very poor season this spring. Jim also reported that it seemed like most of the Snows just moved right passed their area. Jim finished by saying that the flocks that did stay in the area didn’t move around much and would only stay in the refuge near their fields.

Missouri Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwestern Missouri expect a high of 69 with a low of 45 and a 80% chance of rain with SSE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 54 with a low of 42 and overcast skies and NNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 59 on Sunday with a low of 44 and overcast skies and NW winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - MOUND CITY, MO

Reported on 3-21 that they have not done a count on the refuge this week. They stated that they have only been seeing a few Snow geese here and there over the last week. They finished by saying that the migration in now about over in their area.

SWAN LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAINSVILLE, MO


Reported on 3-21 that they haven't seen any snow geese in almost a week now. They stated that what they had in the area last week moved out over the weekend. They finished by saying that the migration has now moved north of them.


GRAND PASS CONSERVATION AREA - MIAMI, MO

Reported on 3-21 that they don't have any Snow geese in the area now. They stated that the few that were around moved north over the 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 March 23, 2017

Reported on 3-21 that they wrapped up their season on Sunday. He stated that they had a pretty good season overall. Larry finished by saying that they still have openings for next spring at both locations.


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: March 23, 2017

Adam reported on 3-21 that they are currently in South Dakota. He stated that they are still seeing really good numbers but there has been a lot that has now pushed further north. Adam finished by saying that they have been seeing a good number of juvies pushing through their area.


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 23, 2017

Scott reported on 3-21 that they picked up the last spread on Saturday and they haven't seen much since then. He stated that there still may be a few that push through the area but not many. Scott finished by saying that overall it was a decent season.


Nebraska Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 55 with a low of 36 and a 50% chance of rain with NNE winds at 25 to 35 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 57 with a low of 35 and mostly cloudy skies and N winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 59 on Sunday with a low of 37 and mostly cloudy skies with NE winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- KEARNEY, NE


Reported on 3-20 that they are still seeing a few Snow geese on an occasional basis. They stated that the bulk is now north of them as the snow and ice line is quite a ways into North Dakota. They finished by saying that they may still see a few here and there but no big numbers anymore.


OGALLALA GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - OGALLALA, NE


Reported on 3-20 that the migration has now pushed past their area. They stated that they still see an occasional flock heading north, but no real big numbers.


NORFORK GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - NORFORK, NE


Reported on 3-21 that the numbers that they had in the area last week have now pushed back north. They stated that they still have a few flocks hanging around but the big numbers have pushed back 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 23, 2017

Jeff reported on 3-21 that they are still after them in Nebraska. He stated that they don't have big numbers in the area by any means but they are still consistently killing a few Snow geese. Jeff finished by saying that the end is near but until then they are gonna keep staying in the blind.


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 23, 2017

JJ reported on 3-21 that they have packed up and headed home. He stated that it wasn't there best season but overall it was good. JJ finished by saying that he is now excited to get out golfing and for the fishing season to start.


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 23, 2017

Larry reported on 3-21 that they wrapped up their season on Sunday. He stated that they had a pretty good season overall. Larry finished by saying that they still have openings for next spring at both locations.


South Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In east central South Dakota expect a high of 47 with a low of 27 and mostly cloudy skies with NNE winds at 15 to 25 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 50 with a low of 34 and partly cloudy skies with E winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 47 on Sunday with a low of 34 and overcast skies with E winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 3-20 that the current snow goose count on the refuge are between 250,000 and 300,000 with the largest concentrations in the Sand Lake Pool just east of the visitor’s center. They stated that  pools remain 70% ice covered and geese are loafing on the ice and in smaller open water areas.  They finished by saying that many snow geese are passing over the refuge with a significant migration push northward and these birds will not be stopping at Sand Lake NWR.


HURON WETLAND DISTRICT - CENTRAL, SD

Reported on 3-21 that they still have a good number of Snow geese in the area. They stated that as the weather warmed back up they saw a good push into and through the area.


MADISON COUNTRY WETLAND DISTRICT - SOUTH EAST, SD

Reported on 3-20 that they have really good numbers in the area. They stated that after the snow storm they saw a good push back into the area and even further north. They finished by saying that they expect there to be decent numbers in the area for a couple more weeks.


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 23, 2017

Adam reported on 3-21 that they are currently in South Dakota. He stated that they are still seeing really good numbers but there has been a lot that has now pushed further north. Adam finished by saying that they have been seeing a good number of juvies pushing through their area.


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 23, 2017

Dan reported on 3-23 that they have seen quite a few birds move further north into South Dakota. He stated that they moved with them. Dan finished by saying that they plan on staying in that area for another couple of weeks or so before heading into North Dakota.


Outfitter: Luke SeversonWATERFOWL CONNECTION

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

LAST UPDATED: March 23, 2017

Luke reported on 3-21 that hunting has been good even throughout the snow storm. He stated that they still have pretty good numbers in his current area. Luke finished by saying that they are gonna hunt for a while yet.


North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In north central North Dakota expect a high of 39 and a low of 25 with partly cloudy skies and NNE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 47 with a low of 33 and partly cloudy skies with SSE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 50 on Sunday with a low of 31 and overcast skies with SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

TEWAUKON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 3-21 that they have started to see really good number of Snow geese showing up over the weekend and into early this week. They stated that the warmer weather really jump started the migration again. They finished by saying that they feel they will continue to see migrating Snow geese for a couple of weeks now.


ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - PINGREE, ND

Reported on 3-21 that they again are seeing the lead edge of the snow goose migration. They stated that early this week they were seeing larger flocks of Snow geese move into the area. They finished by saying that once the cold weather breaks it'll be migration on from there.

LAKE ALICE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE -  DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 3-22 that they did see a few flocks of Snow geese early in the week. They stated that since then the weather has cooled back down they haven't seen them now in a few days. They finished by saying that they feel they could start to see the lead edge as early as next week.


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 23, 2017

Dan reported on 3-23 that they have seen quite a few birds move further north into South Dakota. He stated that they moved with them. Dan finished by saying that they plan on staying in that area for another couple of weeks or so before heading into North Dakota.


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 23, 2017

Eric Straub is the head guide for Northern Flight and will be providing the migration reports. Eric reported on 3-22 that he did see a few scout flocks in the area. He stated that since they saw those the temps have dropped back into single digits and pushed those geese back south. Eric finished by saying that looking at the forecast he expects to start seeing huntable numbers sometime next week.


Canada Spring Snow Goose Report
     

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In southern Saskatchewan expect a high of 37 with a low of 46 with a low of 31 and clear skies with SE winds at 15 to 25 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 55 with a low of 29 and partly cloudy skies with SW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 52 on Sunday with a low of 25 and partly cloudy skies with WNW wind at 10 to 20 mph.


On Friday in southern Manitoba expect a high of 35 with a low of 225 and pay cloudy skies with N winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 45 with a low of 34 and partly cloudy skies with SSE winds at 15 to 25 mph. Expect a high of 46 on Sunday with a low of 32 and overcast skies with SSE winds at 10 to 15 mph.




CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WEYBURN FIELD OFFICE - WEYBURN, SK

Reported on 2-22 that they haven't seen any snow geese yet. They stated that they have begun to see a few ducks and Canada geese though. They finished by saying that it'll most likely be a couple more weeks before the snow geese make it to them.


LAST MTN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LAST MTN LAKE REGION

Reported on 3-22 that they are seeing some waterfowl, but no snow geese yet. They stated that it will be a couple more weeks with how the weather has been before they start seeing snow geese.


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: March 23, 2017

Kris reported on 3-22 that he hasn’t seen any Snow geese move up into Canada yet. He stated that they are still Snow covered but they are starting to see some big geese. 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: March 9, 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: March 23, 2017

Justin reported on 3-21 that they plan on heading up to Canada in early April. He stated that they are excited to get thing rolling in the spring season this year. Justin finished by saying that they do have a few open dates yet as well.



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