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Snow Goose 2013


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I have seen a few snows in the Brookings area while out ice fishing, but by no means a huntable population. Some gravel roads are in pretty tough shape around here after the inch or so of rain we got Friday into Saturday, but thing can change by the time the geese arrive.

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Creepworm thanks. Will be out in the area the next 3 weekends,Staying in lake Preston have family around Arlington. Hope to see some and get under some too with the boys. Keep me up dated. Thanks.

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Going to be sloppy sloppy sloppy along the hwy 14 corridor tomorrow; cool down for the weekend might firm up the ground a little. Lead edge overshot the snowline just like they did last friday.

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Camera at Huron airport shows snow on the ground. High of 40 predicted today. Nothing in the 10 day forecast above 27 with 5 chances of snow and 2 small windows of SE winds. You might stumble onto a few scout flocks that far north but sounds like a "wild goose" chase to me along hwy 14.

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Nothing above freezing in the 10 day for our camp. Hearing some speculation that the snow line may funnel the geese west to the Missourri to get north. Hope the juvies don't follow. Might be a bust this year.

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Nothing above freezing in the 10 day for our camp. Hearing some speculation that the snow line may funnel the geese west to the Missourri to get north. Hope the juvies don't follow. Might be a bust this year.

I was actually just thinking about that, honestly. Those snows are stacking up around Sioux Falls. They certainly can't travel straight north with the snow pack we have. But it's high and dry to the west. I don't think Bismarck has a lick of snow. Hmm....

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No snow on the ground in Pierre for a month and no snow geese either. We get very few snow geese. Tons of birds from Yankton to south end of lake thompson

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Heres from Sioux Falls I believe.

The National Weather Service Doppler Radar can detect non-precipitation targets in addition to all types of precipitation. Today, teams of geese were detected moving in a northward direction to the west of Sioux Falls. Here is a snapshot of the radar at 1121 am CDT

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What are they teaming up against the snow line now days?

On a serious note though thats cool never seen that before.

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A few weeks ago I was seeing some snows here in SW MN. Lately I have not see one of them. Apparently they're all west of me. Go get em boys.

There are, however, about 912 gabillion honkers all over the place.

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That's a pretty cool video...I am guessing to pull out the guns after the camera was down and they made another swing in grin

JP

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You mean something such as this? full-283-31573-2013_03_2416.04.12.jpg

Over 1/2 pound of steel flying when taken to the plug. Deathstick. cool

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Won't be long for us NoDak boys! Quite a snow line setting up right next to the hwy 2 line right now & it's melting fast. Went out & shot a bunch of clays today. I REALLY hope I can get a day or two off when they come in!!!

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Just had +/- 500 fly over the location we're at. High flyers headed north. They're gonna hit a wall of snow in about 20 miles! Stanley area

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Headed up Tuesday to have the spread deployed for Wednesday. Should be a big movement day. Mid 50's and good south wind. Then a another cold spell forecasted.

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Took the edge off, set small spread, turned on caller and shot a few. Best part was the 2.50 price of the license and the minimal amount of fuel burned. wink

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Headed to SoDak the next two weekends in a row. getting a little worried about the second weekend, but hopefully it'll lead to a nice juvie hunt. Otherwise we'll be heading across the state to NoDak second weekend!

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Scout flocks big into nodak today. If we decoy even a hundreth of a percent of what I saw by Groton on my way to camp, I didn't bring near enough shells.

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I've heard reports of snow geese north of Bismarck already, but I have to think those are the exception, not the norm. Made a trip east of Fargo yesterday and was pleased to see black dirt steaming through the feet of snow left on the fields. Only a matter of time now. 44 degrees today for a high, plus a strong wind. Gonna get cold again by this weekend, but not enough to stop the thaw. We might actually have a decent migration this year if this slow and steady melt continues. I'd love to see the birds stick around for longer than 24 hours for once.

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Utterly defeated. Saw more geese than I have ever seen in a day but could not get any to commit. Amazing sights today that can't be described. Can't imagine what the number would be on total waterfowl seen. Finish my drink and back at it in 6 hours. Windshift will help is my motto tomorrow.

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Utterly defeated. Saw more geese than I have ever seen in a day but could not get any to commit. Amazing sights today that can't be described. Can't imagine what the number would be on total waterfowl seen. Finish my drink and back at it in 6 hours. Windshift will help is my motto tomorrow.

Leaving this evening and hunting Sodak for the weekend. Expect a slight stall in the migration and some greasy fields in the future! This might be THE week for South Dakota snows ladies and gentleman. Heard lots of reports that the juvies have been mixed in with the adults.

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