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IceHawk

Snow geese sightings migration info etc

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IceHawk

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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CAJ

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

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HunterLee

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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bucknduck

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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Sartell Angler

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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carpshooterdeluxe

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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IceHawk

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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IceHawk

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

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carpshooterdeluxe

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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PerchPounder

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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pheasant maniac

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 ([email protected])

Thanks Scott.

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BirdWhisperer

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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IceHawk

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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BirdWhisperer

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

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IceHawk

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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Hester

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

thanks,

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SDPROV

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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Sartell Angler

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

Can't wait!

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IceHawk

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

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2 DA GILLS

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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rattlereel

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

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Sartell Angler

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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IceHawk

Sartell- Could please email me at [email protected] I have a few questions for you if you don't mind?

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GAP

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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Fish'n guy

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

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bucknduck

Trust me the snows are in ND and if I could figure out how to post pics I would prove it. We shot around 24 of them in 80 texas rags on Friday and there was around 30-40,000 birds around and that is no exaggeration two of the three of use out there count geese for a living. On saturday there was definatly less geese around though, but there some in canada already and even flocks around devils lake.

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kato wall guy

when does the season end in sd and how has the lake preston area looking as far as numbers go

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GatorGetter

Snow geese have been in southeastern ND before the snow and they are still here. That border snow has just slowed the later birds.

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Fish'n guy

Thats what I have been waiting to hear. I now can send my buddies up there. They have been wanting to do some snow goose hunting but I just don't like the odds with the birds around here. I am sure there should be more by this weekend.thanks for the info!

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BirdWhisperer

I'm pretty new to the snow goose thing, actually this is my first year ever hunting them, but when do you guys think the juvies will be around the Brookings area? From the hunting we've done so far, I've found out just how smart these older birds are.

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