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    Doug Leier In the spring of 1999 I was working as a game warden when the first ever spring light goose conservation season arrived. The purpose then and still to this day is to reduce light goose (snow goose) populations during the spring as the birds migrate toward their nesting grounds in...
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    by Doug Leier Since 1999 North Dakota hunters have had a spring hunting opportunity besides turkey. While overall interest and participation in turkey hunting overshadows the spring light goose season, those with a decade of spring snow goose hunting experience, and first-time participants...
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    Dare to be Different How many snow goose decoy spreads have you driven past over the years? Seriously, think about it. What did you notice? I swear most snow goose decoy spreads are close to the same. They consist of 300-600 snow goose decoys (usually windsock type), around a 4-12 flyers...
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    Buy 3 six packs get free shipping!! These words are music to all waterfowlers' ears. G+H Canada Goose Weather Vane Decoys are the ticket for realism in the field. Simple to set up, light for travel, and they move with the slightest wind always realigning themselves. No more days of getting up...
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    By Doug Leier We're each afforded our own perspective on the beginning of spring. Sports fans point toward baseball's spring training, turkey hunters anxiously await the April 9 gobbler season opener, and you could fill up pages with other events or notable milestones that people consider as...
  6. Canada Goose Hunting
    By Doug Leier The variables of each hunt, whether from day-to-day, season to season or species to species, are like fingerprints between humans - no two are ever the same. Sure, there are similarities, like spending opening day with the usual crew in the same field year after year. But the...
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    By Charles Gorecki Lesser Snow Goose is one of three species of snow geese; the other two are the Ross's Goose and Greater Snow Goose. All three species are migratory waterfowl that fly south each year for the winter and then back north to the arctic tundra in the spring to reproduce. The life...
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    By Perry Thorvig Snow geese begin their migration in late August. By early September, a few of them appear in Saskatchewan. The big migration from and across North and South Dakota occurred on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 30 to November 1 in 2003. The following chronology describes...
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    By Doug Leier North Dakota's spring snow goose conservation season is in progress, but since the birds are just beginning to arrive, it's a good time to reflect on the past five years of this recent hunting opportunity. The spring conservation season on light geese was one of several...
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    By Chris Hustad The snow goose migration was extremely predictable when I was growing up. On the waterfowl opener in North Dakota, you could find my family staging at the Gateway Inn along with a hundred thousand snows along J. Clark Salyer Refuge by Westhope. We didn't have to question whether...
  11. Canada Goose Hunting
    By Perry Thorvig Some who have tried it are apathetic when it comes to waterfowl hunting. Most of those that walk away from hunting have failed to have those premier experiences that can hook a hunter forever. This is the story of how four hunters got hooked on North Dakota waterfowling. My...
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    By Perry Thorvig I had waited for several years for the day when my son Erik would be old enough to sit in a North Dakota stubble field and watch the white specks lose altitude and tumble into a decoy spread. Ken Carlson and I had experienced a great flight of birds in 1994 and I wondered if...
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    By Perry Thorvig Some hunters will do anything and endure a lot of hardships to make their annual hunting trek to the North Dakota prairies. I am one of those guys. This story is not about shooting birds and decoy layouts. It is about the adversity we hunters endure to pursue a few flying fowl...
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    By Jason Phillips The passion that waterfowlers exhibit may be unmatched in outdoor world. This passion is perhaps most evident during the Spring Goose Season. The Spring Season extends the waterfowling season and has become one of the most anticipated times of the year for waterfowlers...
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    By Jason Phillips I learned a very valuable lesson during the snow goose migration this spring, a lesson that will definitely help me bag more birds next year. The weather in the northern plains this past winter was anything but typical, so it was no surprise that the snow goose migration was...
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    By Doug Panchot What does hunting the snow goose in the spring mean to hunters? To many it is another opportunity to get out in the field once again and too enjoy the time with friends and family. Too others it is a mission to go out and shoot as many birds as conceivably possible. Many of us...
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    By Chris Hustad I love this time of year. The snow geese are pulling out of their wintering grounds in route up north, pushing as far as Mother Nature will allow them. Today there might not be a goose in the state, tomorrow there could be hundreds of thousands. I've setup a decoy spread in...
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    By Chris Hustad The month of August marked the beginning of decoy making season when I was growing up. We would meet in the backyard one of our hunting partners where we would put our ideas to the test in our always evolving snow goose spread. We made our own shell decoys from life-size to...
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    By Doug Leier For many hunters, spring turkey season ushers winter out the door. I prefer to kick start spring much earlier, marked by the return of snow geese. South Dakota's spring snow goose season opened Feb. 1, in what should be the heart of winter. North Dakota's season opened Feb 18...
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    By Chris Hustad It's that time of year where winter is inching closer to spring, and my email box will begin to fill up with various questions on using decoys for spring snow goose hunting. Don't get me wrong, one of the main reasons I started Nodak Outdoors years ago is I can't talk enough...
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