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Snow geese sightings migration info etc

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As far as the snow geese it looks like a few scout flocks entered SD over the weekend but now some snow and colder temps hit and pushed them S. With warmer temps they will begin ventureing N. Nebraska seems like the hot spot right now and I'm sure there are birds left in Missouri.

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As of 8 this morning, there is a flock 90 miles west of Watertown SD.

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I couldn't tell what they were, but while coyote hunting near Linton ND i saw geese. Some were canadians, but most were way off and couldn't tell.

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Latest reports are saying the geese are in NE, with a few scout flocks looking over SD. Still birds down south as well, but with the NE basins still open birds will stick around there even witht the cold and fresh snow. 40s next week!!!!

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my brother drove through sd tuesday (sioux falls area I think) and saw lots of water already but no light geese. Said the honkers were thick though.

Shouldn't be long if the weather warms up like it is supposed to.

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im in yankton right now; saw a few flocks of snows headed north this morning, but saw twice as many flocks this afternoon flying south. supposed to get cold tonight with a strong north wind.

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As of March 6 sevral thousand snow reported around the Lake Andes and Wagner areas in SD. Look for more birds to filter in to lower SD this week as temps are suppose to be in the 40's with some S winds!

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Squaw creek refuge in Missouri is reporting around 300,000 birds!

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im back in yankton this week...drove down this morning; started seeing birds around 9:30, didnt quit seeing them all day. lets just say i didnt get a whole lot done today; kept staring at the sky. its go time now for sodak.

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A friend of mine from the corsica area told me tonight that his dad had geese everywhere on their farm. They are headed out this weekend.

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Hey perch pounder I am also from rushmore I am a Hieronimus now living near the cities. I would love to beable to come down and shoot some of those white geese, we don't get them around here. If interested e-mail me at (rebaljamesdean@yahoo.com)

Thanks Scott.

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There were a few lead flocks of snows moving over Brookings the last couple of days. So when should the big flocks be in the area? Also, how long do you think before the younger birds move up?

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Alot depends on the weather but I would guess you should start seeing alot of birds in the central part of the state late next week or around Easter weekend. I am going next Wednesday for my first 5 day run! There is a strong amount of birds around the Lake Andes Yankton areas now.

As far as the juvies they had a bad hatch last yr so the juvie numbers are a little lower but I would bet the First week in April should be good for them.Usally once you start seeing the sandhill cranes pushing things are just about over.

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Alrighty, thanks IceHawk. Where abouts u huntin in SD?

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I prefer the Redfield Clark area but I have hunted Faulkton,Ipswich,Desmet,Huron,Aberdeen,Britton and around Sand lake. I make a decison the night before on what area according to reoprts weather etc. I have contacts and permission to land in all of the above mentioned areas so it really doesn't matter. We decoy hunt and employ 1600 plus decoys so we usally try to get on Migrateing flocks!

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Any reports on #s out there. Are there any people filling up their trucks with geese?

thanks,

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I was outside working all day outside in Brookings and you couldn't look up without seeing a flock somewhere in the air! I would say they are here!

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I'll be in Brookings this time tomorrow! (Saturday)

Can't wait!

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Sand Lake Refuge in SD is reporting 100,000 snows as of today!

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I saw a few flocks of snows over Ames, IA today. A fair amount of waterfowl in general heading north today.

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I seen 2 flocks of about a hundred each near Hankinson ND today

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gobs of birds throughout South Dakota this weekend....killed 29 in two days of pass shooting.

Impossible for me to estimate numbers of birds but this pic might give you a little proof. As any hunter of spring snows knows...pics do not do it justice!

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Sartell- Could please email me at csschreifels@mywdo.com I have a few questions for you if you don't mind?

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So where are all the geese as of today? are they all in north dakota by now or are there still some in south dakota

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haha! I highly doubt these geese are even past Watertown. Too much snow at the ND border.

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