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where are the snow geese?

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by byrdman, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    pre-planning our spring light goose hunt to s.dakota...just wondering if anyone knows the migration line right now
     
  2. muscle20

    muscle20 New Member

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    I am feeling anticipation, I would think they are pretty far South of me as its -35c here with a wind chill of -50c and 4 feet of snow, but I am waiting LOL.
     

  3. irishme

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    Here in Missouri thousands and thousands right now
     
  4. SteveP

    SteveP New Member

    I've been watching the snow line through the weather service's website, http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/ . Unless some were trapped in central IA to east central NE, I'd say the last snow down there pushed them back to southern MO and KS. It looks possible, with the current snow depths, that they might get held up from about Huron south for awhile once the snow starts to melt.

    A few years ago, getting many reports a day, through the whole migration, was the norm. Now, you're lucky to get one good one a week.

    It seems every year or two I have to find new websites to get wide ranging migration info. I just found this one. http://www.huntthenorth.com/springsnowreport.html#Nebraskasnow
     
  5. nate

    nate Active Member

    The way this winter's been going, they should be coming through North Dakota and Minnesota about July!!!!! ;D
     
  6. Thousands of them in Arkansas!!!!
     
  7. minus 28 here this morning. lots of snow but no geese!
     
  8. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    I dont know nate...allready seeing honkers on the muskrat houses and on golf courses north of twin cities.....geese dont seem to mind snow.....gotta get north and breed.. ya know
     
  9. Dark Man

    Dark Man Well-Known Member

    Last I heard there were a couple hundred thousand in the Mound City,Mo area. Hope that is true cuz i'm hunting down there next week.
     
  10. swills

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    They are filling the skies here in MO tonight.
     
  11. There right here in my back yard. I see them here every day. We got three two days ago. I already mounted two of them as dead mounts. I'll take some photos of them tommorow and post them. Good luck hunting. Bruce
     
  12. here they are

    [​IMG] Right behind the house this morning.
     
  13. nibjones

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    Happy to see they are in Missouri, I have a client headed that way this week
     
  14. smallfish

    smallfish New Member

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    There right here in my back yard. I see them here every day. We got three two days ago.
     
  15. Im a guide down here in katy texas, we still have a few hundred thousand that roost and feed on our property. Our season ends in march and I have never seen them stay this long. Good luck up north.

    Brandon
     
  16. tyler22

    tyler22 New Member

    I'm in Kansas and they are rolling through right now. I've already had multiple snow hunts this year that turned out great. Freezer just got a little smaller...
     
  17. gadwig

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    Don't pack your bags for SD yet. In NE South Dakota we still have +3 ft of ice and +15 ft snow drifts. We usually start shooting them towards the end of March but it might be later this year. It's 4 below here today plus wind chill.
     
  18. I finally saw a small flock yesterday. Still have ice everywhere and high temps below freezing with more snow coming next week so I wouldn't expect any geese in extreme southern SD any time soon.
     
  19. just came back from Arkansas this past Saturday. Saw thousands migrating north.
     
  20. Dark Man

    Dark Man Well-Known Member

    Just got back from Mound City,Mo yesterday. Over one million birds.