From most of the reports we have received and freezing temps set in to northern states and most of the mid-west, the majority of the migration has pushed through to the wintering grounds. There has been a small window of warmer weather last week that pushed a few small groups back north but it will be short lived with the current arctic blast from Canada.
Here are a few field reports from our Pro-Staff.
Gus Laws reports from the Princeton, CA area
“I was able to snap some photos of Specklebelly geese at Sacramento NWR. The Sacramento Valley is loaded with Specklebelly geese. I was out scouting, and saw a good amount of specks in large family groups in the rice fields as well as in huge grinds with snow geese. They seem to be more responsive, still a little weary. With a month left of the season, we are hoping for more cold winds to push the geese around.”
Roland Cortez reports from Arkansas:
“Arkansas is having a banner specklebelly season big numbers of specks here on the Grand Prairie. They are working good to big white spreads as while as full bodies. They are responding to the calls great yodeling and clucking has been the key.”
Cody Nickels from Langdon, KS reports:
“Hunting has been very slow here lately, were coming off a big freeze up which pushed most of our birds that were here to the south, we have seen a few bump back the last couple days but I expect them to go right back south with a fall of the temps again next week getting back down to zero at night again.”
Seth Ousley from Crowley, Louisiana reports:
“We have plenty of geese down in south Louisiana, the up and down weather patterns have made for some tough hunts but we are still getting limits.”
Tom Tow from Tioga North Dakota Reports:
“I’ve got nothing to Report from North Dakota, lots of snow and ice and little to no birds.”
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