2018 Spring Snow Goose Migration Report - Weekly Snow Goose Migration Updates By HuntTheNorth.com

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*LAST UPDATED FRIDAY MAY 3, 2018


NOTE: We will be updating our 2018 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 2018 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 63 with a low of 44 and clear skies with NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. The high on Saturday is expected to be 69 with a low of 39 and mostly cloudy skies and SSW winds at 15 to 25 mph. expect a high of 47 on Sunday with a low of 36 and a 50% chance of rain and NE winds at 10 to 20 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

CACHE RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE- COTTON PLANT, AR

Reported on 3-28 that the migration is pretty much over now in their area. They stated that they do still see an occasional small flock but no large numbers. They finished by saying that overall they felt it was a very good spring.

HOLLA BEND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - DARDANELLE, AR

Reported on 3-28 that they still see an occasional Snow goose flock around the area. They stated that they are well past peak migration. They finished by saying that the birds that are left are staying in smaller flocks, and most likely won’t stick around to much longer.



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: March 29, 2018

Dan reported on 3-27 that the reports he is hearing that it is starting to really thin out in Arkansas. Dan stated that he is hunting in South Dakota and hunting so far has been ok.


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 15, 2018

John reported on 3-14 that they are now hunting in South Dakota. He stated that they had a pretty good spring in Arkansas and hope that it continues north. Jon finished by saying that there is still good numbers of snow geese in Arkansas and if you find them you will still have good hunting.


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 1, 2018

John reported on 2-28 that there isn't as many snow geese around his area this spring as there have been in the past. He stated that there is quite a few smaller flocks in the area, but hasn't seen any big flocks. John finished by saying that he has been hearing reports that there are still snow’s south of him yet too.


Illinois Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in southern Illinois expect a high of 57 with a low of 39 and partly cloudy skies and NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 58 with a low of 30 and a 70% chance of the rain with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 43 on Sunday with a low of 31 and overcast skies and N winds at 10 to 15 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

UNION COUNTY STATE WILDLIFE AREA - JONESBORO, ILLINOIS

Reported on 3-27 that they haven’t done a survey in while now. They stated that they really haven’t seen any snow geese recently. They finished by saying that the migration is about over for the spring.

HORSESHOE LAKE STATE REFUGE - MILLER CITY, ILLINOIS


Reported on 3-27 that they haven’t done a count for over a month now. They stated that they are still seeing some migrating flocks of snow geese. They finished by saying that they know there isn’t many Snows to the south and expect that the migration is about over.

CYPRESS CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ULLIN, ILLINOIS

Reported on 3-27 that they are still seeing some occasional migrating Snow geese flying over. They stated that the adults are now well past them, but there is still a few young 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 29, 2018

James reported on 3-27 that he hasn’t been out in about a week. He stated that they have wrapped their season up. James finished by saying that overall they had a very good spring this 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 15, 2018

Jim reported on 3-14 that it has about wrapped up for them. He stated that there is still some juvies south of them, but it’s going to take the right weather to get them to head north. Jim finished by saying that thy only have one spread left out to finish up the spring.

Missouri Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In northwestern Missouri expect a high of 57 with a low of 45 and clear skies with WSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 49 with a low of 23 and partly cloudy skies and NNW winds at 20 to 30 mph. Expect a high of 39 on Sunday with a low of 26 and overcast skies and ENE winds at 5 to 10 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - MOUND CITY, MO

Reported on 3-28 that in the most recent survey conducted on 3-21 there was roughly 113,195 Snow geese on the refuge. They stated that that number is down from 732,015 in the previous survey. They finished by saying that they since this report some have moved further north.

SWAN LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAINSVILLE, MO


Reported on 3-28 that in the most recent survey conducted on 3-22 they had 400 Snow geese on the refuge. They stated that that number is down from 43,200 from the previous survey. They finished by saying that they are about to the end of the big numbers in the area.


GRAND PASS CONSERVATION AREA - MIAMI, MO

Reported on 3-20 that in the most recent survey conducted on 3-17 there was roughly 5,000 Snow geese in the area. That number is down from 20,000 in the previous survey.


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 29, 2018

Reported on 3-27 that they have wrapped up their season in Missouri a couple weeks ago. He stated that it was a phenomenal year! Larry finished by saying that they finished right around 3,000 birds out of one pit this spring in MO.


Outfitter John NeuNEU OUTDOORS

LOCATION: Northwest, Missouri
OUTFITTER: John Neu
PHONE: 1.877.860.7663
EMAIL: 
info@neuoutdoors.com
LAST UPDATED: March 22, 2018

Jon reported on 3-14 that they are now in South Dakota for the season and will have more details next week.


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 29, 2018

Scott reported on 3-28 that they wrapped their season about a week ago. He stated that they shot decent numbers all the way through their season. Scott finished by saying that there is still an occasional flock that moves through but they don’t seem to be staying in the area.


Nebraska Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

In central Nebraska expect a high of 28 with a low of 10 and a 90% chance of snow with NNE winds at 20 to 30 mph. On Saturday expect a high of 35 with a low of 24 and partly cloudy skies and SE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 52 on Sunday with a low of 30 and partly cloudy skies with W winds at 15 to 25 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

KEARNEY GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE- KEARNEY, NE


Reported on 4-4 that they haven’t seen much for snow geese in the area. They stated that they thought they might be seeing some coming from the north because of the snow up there, but they haven’t seen very many.


OGALLALA GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - OGALLALA, NE


Reported on 4-4 that they feel they are about done with the spring migration this year. They stated that they are still seeing an occasional flock in and around the area, but they are few and far between.


NORFORK GAME FISH AND PARKS OFFICE - NORFORK, NE


Reported on 4-3 that they still are seeing a few flocks of snow geese. They stated that most are just pushing through, but they did see some come back from the north with the recent snow to the north. They finished by saying that they don’t expect to see any big flocks the rest of the spring.

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: April 5, 2018

Jeff reported on 4-4 that they are all done hunting. Jeff stated that overall it was a pretty good spring season for them. Jeff finished by saying that they didn’t see many snow geese come his was after the recent snow storm across South Dakota.


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: April 5, 2018

JJ reported on 4-4 that he had a fairly good spring this year. He stated that it wasn’t his best, but overall it was very consistent. JJ finished by saying that he didn’t hear of many birds working as far south as he is with the recent snow storm to the north.


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 29, 2018

Larry reported on 3-28 that they wrapped their season up a couple weeks ago now. He stated that overall they had a decent season. Larry finished by saying that they never really had the huge days, just very consistent numbers.


South Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in East central South Dakota expect a high of 49 with a low of 34 and mostly cloudy skies with SE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 53 with a low of 36 and overcast skies with winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 58 on Sunday with a low of 39 and partly cloudy skies with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph.


REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

SAND LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - ABERDEEN, SD

Reported on 4-17 that the area still remains about 95% ice covered. They stated that they are still seeing Snow geese move through the area. They finished by saying that they feel now they are past peak numbers, but should continue to see snows for a couple of weeks.


HURON WETLAND DISTRICT - CENTRAL, SD

Reported on 4-17 that they are still seeing decent numbers of Snow geese. They stated that they are seeing many flocks pushing hard to the north on good weather days. They finished by saying that they expect to see migrating snow geese for another couple weeks.


MADISON COUNTRY WETLAND DISTRICT - SOUTH EAST, SD

Reported on 4-17 that they are still seeing snow geese migrating through the area. They stated that not many are sticking around the area. They finished by saying that they should continue to see snow geese for another week or so.


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 12, 2018

Reported on 4-12 that they have packed everything in before the snow storm hits. He stated that before they had picked up the majority of the birds had pushed through his area. John finished by saying that he plans to hunt some more after this storm as he feels the birds will push back down.


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 19, 2018

Dan reported on 4-17 that he has now wrapped up his spring season. He stated that it was another strange weather spring. Dan finished by saying that he is back home in North Dakota and is contemplating running some hunts as there is snow spread across the state now.


Outfitter: Luke SeversonWATERFOWL CONNECTION

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

LAST UPDATED: March 29, 2018

Please check back next week for Luke's first report for the 2018 season.


North Dakota Spring Snow Goose Report

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in North central North Dakota expect a high of 73 and a low of 45 with clear skies and WNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 71 with a low of 40 and partly cloudy skies with NE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 70 on Sunday with a low of 46 and clear skies with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

REFUGE / WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA ACTIVITY:

TEWAUKON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - CAYUGA, ND

Reported on 5-2 that they have the the bulk of Snow geese move through the area over the last week. They stated that they feel they will continue to see some move through but they are past peak numbers.

ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - PINGREE, ND

Reported on 5-2 that they have been seeing good numbers in the area. They stated that they have had a lot already move through the area. They finished by saying that they should have another week or two of the migration.
LAKE ALICE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE -  DEVILS LAKE, ND

Reported on 4-25 that they are seeing good numbers working through the area and pushing north. They stated that the birds have been pushing hard. They finished by saying that not much is sticking around the area.

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: May 3, 2018

Dan reported on 5-3 that he has wrapped up his season in South Dakota. He stated that he is hearing reports of Snows spread out across the state of North Dakota, but it seems that they are consistently moving north at a rapid pace.

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: May 3, 2018

Eric reported on 5-3 that they are starting to near the end of the main migration. Eric stated that they still have some big huntable flocks in the area but they are pushing hard to the north. Eric finished by saying that due to the late migration this year he still has a few last minute spots open over the next week.

Canada Spring Snow Goose Report
     

WEEKEND WEATHER OUTLOOK:

On Friday in southern Saskatchewan expect a high of 73 with a low of 44 and mostly cloudy skies with NNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 70 with a low of 42 and partly cloudy skies with NNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Expect a high of 76 on Sunday with a low of 47 and partly cloudy skies with WSW wind at 10 to 15 mph.

On Friday in southern Manitoba expect a high of 68 with a low of 44 and clear skies with NW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Saturdays high is expected to be 68 with a low of 38 and partly cloudy skies with ESE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Expect a high of 72 on Sunday with a low of 50 and partly cloudy skies with WNW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

CANADIAN WILDLIFE SERVICE REPORTS:

WEYBURN FIELD OFFICE - WEYBURN, SK

Reported on 5-2 that they have seen quite a few snow geese move through the area already. They stated that the birds haven’t been staying around to long, and are migrating fast.

LAST MTN LAKE FIELD OFFICE - LAST MTN LAKE REGION

Reported on 5-2 that they are seeing snows move through the area. They stated that they are not sticking around very long though. They finished by saying that they fell they still have a couple good weeks of migration yet.

BOISSEVAIN FIELD OFFICE - BOISSEVAIN, MANITOBA


Reported on 5-2 that they are seeing large flocks of snow geese move through the area. They stated that it’s very inconsistent right now as one day there will be a ton and the next there will be hardly any.

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 15, 2018

Kris reported on 2-27 that he hasn’t seen any move up into Canada yet. Kris stated that they are still a ways out from starting up there. 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: April 12, 2018

Please check back next week for Mike's first report for the 2018 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: May 3, 2018

Justin reported on 5-3 that they only hunted 5 days this spring but it was fairly decent hunting. He stated that the birds were moving quickly. Justin finished by saying that they are heading back to Washing to start getting ready for duck season this fall.


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