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2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by snowstopper » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:04 am

The geese are starting to work their way up the flyway. Let the migration reporting begin! 1.....2....3....GO!
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by snowstopper » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:23 pm

Birds moving into northwest Missouri this weekend. Hoping for huntable numbers by the weekend.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by burltealrugerlegs » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:58 am

Who's shooting birds? And what state?! Let's get some reports rolling!
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by wagner24314 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:44 am

Snows flew all night in yankton sd
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by duknut1975 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:20 am

Hard to guess how many are in cent Illinois, but from just what we saw 15 miles from the roost I am guessing a few million. Crazy number of adults here right now. Warm weather and full moon with a south wind most of this week should push some of them out hopefully.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by hwdeuce » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:17 pm

heard from a cpl guys a cpl good sized flocks rolled into SD this weekend
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by wagner24314 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:27 pm

well was out trying to shoot these adult birds south of tyndall and there were about 5 large flocks in the area. all were high and just pass shot none today but ill be out again soon.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by sghuntz47 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:52 pm

looking for a recommendation here. I go on one trip to hunt snows in NW Missouri and have the option to go this upcoming weekend or hunt the first full week in march. we hunt a pasture pond style set up and run traffic on the migrators. would you all recommend going this weekend with the warm temps expected or wait until the first week in march? any suggestion?
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by snowkiller » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:19 am

Some small bunches have been spotted in the sand lake area.SD is filling up,its way to early.Looks like a big snow storm next week in SD.Birds will push back south.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by oldtom » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:07 am

This is wishing everyone good luck in 2017. I will be watching the posts to see how you do. For the first time in years I can not make a hunt as the old ticker has problems and open heart could be next. My brother out of Pierre says things could be heating up as some snows came in last night and he saw several large flocks east of him. It was toward dusk and a long way off so could not be sure if he saw darks or snow. But did say the bird were high. My brother keeps a log and he says this is really early for the migration to start in his area. Good luck and hope each of you stack the snows up. While you are at take a couple for me.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by the professor » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:19 am

A handful of mature ross won't be making it to the tundra this spring. Felt good to sit in the sun and bird watch again.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by swampmaster » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:51 pm

Anyone want to get together for a hunt,have all my own gear but no hunting partners anymore.
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by wagner24314 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:46 pm

i was out by tabor and tyndall sd didnt se any birds time to wait for the young birds.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by maple lake duck slayer » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:11 pm

Pretty sad state of affairs here in the reports thread. Followed this a long time, used to be 50 pages long and 100k plus views...kinda sad to see. Always looked forward to reading them several times a day and loosely used it to plan my own trips. Good luck all.

Buddy was working in SD yesterday said wave upon wave heading north between Brookings and Sioux Falls. See what the storm does
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by pappyhat » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:08 pm

My cousin from Dickey County, ND, called me Tuesday and said many flights of snows going thru headed north....Upcoming storm may stall or push them back south.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by mdj67 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:03 am

maple lake duck slayer wrote:Pretty sad state of affairs here in the reports thread. Followed this a long time, used to be 50 pages long and 100k plus views...kinda sad to see. Always looked forward to reading them several times a day and loosely used it to plan my own trips. Good luck all.

Buddy was working in SD yesterday said wave upon wave heading north between Brookings and Sioux Falls. See what the storm does


I agree. I haven't even hunted snows yet. But have watched this thread for years. I thought the very same thing this year when I took a look at it.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by themalenurse » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:01 pm

Come on boys, lets post up some migration reports for us who dream of being in the field! Looks like cold weather for some time; February warmth spoiled us and gave us some anxiety.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by HJ12allday » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:51 pm

I'd give my left nut to be hunting tomorrow VS going cross eyed staring at a yellow bobber for another weekend... Mixed reports on the ND/SD border shared by friends/family, SD sounds like the place to be so going fishing but keeping the 12ga within reaching distance!!! Good shooting
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by oldtom » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:18 am

Some news out of Pierre. No snows in the area from Pierre north. There were darks but a vast majority pulled out and went north. Reports from a couple of days ago said there were a lot of snows up 281. This comes from a game warren who works this area. He also said there were no hunters. Appears this is so early no one was ready and why reports are slow this year. Sounds like the north half of SD did not get the white stuff on the ground but temps are cooler. 281 in the Redfield area might give some of you a chance to have fun.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by oldtom » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:46 pm

OOPS. new words. Verified report that darks and snows were moving into the Pierre area close to sundown and came from the south. Lots of ducks. These flocks of snows were not mega groups but 5-10K. A starter kit to see what happens in the next couple of days.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by oldtom » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:56 am

New up date Sunday morning. Word out of SD that snows were flying over Pierre at 8pm last night. Two people confirmed this who live 3-4 miles apart and it appears the snows were strung out over these miles. Also word that there are a lot of geese in the Brookings area up 81. No direct word on 281 but the geese have to be there. Good Luck. I can not hunt this year for health reasons but will do my best let you know what I hear so you can give it a go.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by oldtom » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:17 pm

You are all thinking I am nuts to post this much but here goes. Sunday 1pm central time. Pierre SD. The snows are coming in and we are talking MEGA birds. If Pierre has them 281 will be loaded. Get your camo and trusty 12 and have fun.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by oldtom » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:07 pm

Oldtom once AGAIN. SD 281 there are mega flocks coming thru. All are flying high and heading northwest. This comes from an old goose hunter on the ground and says this could be the big one. Good luck.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by wagner24314 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:35 pm

nexrad showed a pile near hastings NE
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by hevishotrevolution » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:25 pm

Just got off the phone with Sand Lake, SD.

Very few snows, but staff was down by Sioux Falls and said there were huge concentrations all around there and south.

Still a few weeks out, I guess.


Btw, just a friendly reminder for future hunting, if you see another truck pulled over or me loading up with my dog, please move along and dont doddle or stare at us, instead let us hunt the birds since we were there first.

Other than that, I'll keep the reports going as I hunt and check in with Sand and some local guys areound SE ND

Be safe and have fun, and thanks to all who ARE reporting and NOT selfishly hiding anything.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by pappyhat » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:32 pm

Come on Alberta Clippers!!!!!!! I know we can't build a wall high enough to hold back the migration, but Mother Nature can!!!!!! I can't make it back to ND till end of month so need some help to slow the migration. Come on Alberta Clippers...!! Pushem back, pushem back , waaaaayyy back!!!! LOL..
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by hwdeuce » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:14 pm

pappyhat wrote:Come on Alberta Clippers!!!!!!! I know we can't build a wall high enough to hold back the migration, but Mother Nature can!!!!!! I can't make it back to ND till end of month so need some help to slow the migration. Come on Alberta Clippers...!! Pushem back, pushem back , waaaaayyy back!!!! LOL..



Yeah probably not gonna happen...this warm weather thats comin will push quite a few not all but some
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by snowkiller » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:13 am

pappyhat wrote:Come on Alberta Clippers!!!!!!! I know we can't build a wall high enough to hold back the migration, but Mother Nature can!!!!!! I can't make it back to ND till end of month so need some help to slow the migration. Come on Alberta Clippers...!! Pushem back, pushem back , waaaaayyy back!!!! LOL..




You will be fine.Lots of snow in Nd yet.They will build in HUGE numbers behind it.Looks like the weather is going to break until end of the month.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by birdflu2010 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:44 am

We wont see any in Devils Lake for a few weeks yet. There is zero water and everything is still froze. Some fields are getting down to stubble/dirt but without sheet water they wont stay here. There is even more snow north of us so we have a couple weeks yet.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by hevishotrevolution » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:42 pm

Yep, like I said above,

Not for a few weeks yet. Aside from this 50 degree horseshit, it will return back to 20s and teens for at least the next 10 days.

Need 3 or 4 days of 50 to 60 degree sunny stuff before anything significant happens.

There are a few giant, rogue clusters to the far south ND if you drive forever, though.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by pappyhat » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:43 pm

My cousin in Dickey County, ND told me he had seen quite a few flocks flying SE and some on the ground.. Come on "Clipper".. This was Tuesday..
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by mudhunter » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:14 pm

sd has juvies.
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by hevishotrevolution » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:09 am

Earlier this afternoon, a group of kids did shoot a ross, and did see some ground swarms, south central ND, right next to the SD border.

With the warmer weather slated for next week, it should be on like Donkey Kong !!!!
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by mudhunter » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:45 pm

:sniper: sh--tons crossing missouri river now.
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by goose nazi » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:59 pm

Geese everywhere north of Pierre, my snow goose addict buddies also say Miller SD area and the Huron SD area are loaded up. We shot 70+ in the last 3 days pass shooting between Pierre and Onida SD. My North Dakota buddies say everything is frozen up tight and does not look like any sheet water for a while, so Nodak boys you have some time. I have lived here for 28 years and have never seen the amount of geese I saw today in this area. More dark geese then light geese and ducks galore!
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by hwdeuce » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:25 pm

goose nazi wrote:Geese everywhere north of Pierre, my snow goose addict buddies also say Miller SD area and the Huron SD area are loaded up. We shot 70+ in the last 3 days pass shooting between Pierre and Onida SD. My North Dakota buddies say everything is frozen up tight and does not look like any sheet water for a while, so Nodak boys you have some time. I have lived here for 28 years and have never seen the amount of geese I saw today in this area. More dark geese then light geese and ducks galore!



There will be plenty of meltingin in the coming days for sheet water and snow will be gone by Thursday geese will be pushing as far as they can fast
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by PJ » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:23 pm

hevishotrevolution wrote:Btw, just a friendly reminder for future hunting, if you see another truck pulled over or me loading up with my dog, please move along and dont doddle or stare at us, instead let us hunt the birds since we were there first.


Can you please explain this statement?
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by hevishotrevolution » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:58 am

Actually, I can clarify it for you both,

duck dawg and PJ.

Please sit down, take a breath, and seriously consider some pharmeceutical intervention that may be of assisstance to you, while you are at it so you can address your primitively impulsive and poorly regulated thought processing capabilities, which will hopefully allow you to focus on what I am about to type.

IT MEANS........

ARE YOU READY ????

Are you sure ????

No really, guys.

I need you to focus now PJ.

You too, duck dawg.

read carefully....

IT MEEAANNSSSAHH,

Don't stop and try and hunt when you see someone else already set up or getting ready to sneak some birds.

Respectfully, just move along and find some other birds to hunt.

If you are there first and have secured permission, then I will be happy to move on as well, so you or whomever was already there can have chance to hunt birds without having a roost blown or a long sneak ruined.

Surely, either of you two wouldn't want me pulling up when I can see you guys are getting set to hunt, or well in the process of, and try to wreck it for you, would you ???

You wouldn't seriously think its okay for me to pull up and sneak roost birds you are set up for or are trying to actively sneak,

Do you ???

I bet if I followed you guys around all day long in my vehicle, and waited till you guys were set and birds were or are working, and then just jumped out and ripped off all 11 rounds in my mag tube, or spooked the birds, or tried to sneak them myself and ruined it for you guys, neither one of you would be happy.

If that actually happened, that is.

And no, there are plenty of birds for everyone to hunt, and I don't mind seeing other hunters out there too, trying, as long as they move on to find birds to hunt on their own time and effort.

ESPECIALLY when I was there first, and no one else is or has told the landowner they will be hunting in the morning.

And no, I don't own land where I will be hunting this year.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Does this make anymore sense now,


you derelict tard faces????
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by ezzie77 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:45 am

^^^^^^^^^^^^Real Classy^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ :eyeroll: :eyeroll: :eyeroll:
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Re: 2017 Snow Goose Migration Reports

by 870 XPRS » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:06 am

Pretty angry for a male nurse.
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