The goose migration is highly weather dependent. In most cases snow geese and specklebellies lead the goose migration south and the Canada geese stick it out up north as long as possible. The colder it gets, the further south the dark geese move.

Waterfowl Migration Update – November 23, 2015

The first winter storm moved across a good chunk of the Central and Mississippi Flyways late last week and finally sent a good waterfowl migration to the south. Cold air filtering in behind the snow only helped to push many ducks and geese further south toward their wintering grounds and hunting success responded nicely […]

Waterfowl Migration Update – November 15, 2015

Our first waterfowl migration update of the season can be characterized by one word: slow! Other than a few stretches, temperatures across much of the United States and Canada have been above normal. Other than calendar migrators, large concentrations of ducks remain well north of where they normally are this time of year. However, things look […]

Waterfowl Migration Update – December 31, 2014

We’re now entering 2015 and a lot of waterfowl hunters are glad to see December of 2014 in the rearview mirror. After a month of little to no waterfowl migration, arctic air has finally come back into the midwest and central United States and waterfowl are back on the move. How long the cold […]

Waterfowl Migration Update – December 10, 2014

The weather pattern has been stagnant over the past week and the waterfowl migration is pretty much at a standstill. Other than birds shifting on a local basis as food sources come and go, there has been no large scale migration other than some calendar birds that tend to migrate at or around the […]

Waterfowl Migration Update – November 26, 2014

The latest waterfowl migration update has ducks and geese scattered from South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin all the way to the gulf coast. After a brief moderation in temperatures over the weekend, another strong cold front has pushed through the midsection of the country and right on it’s heels is an Alberta Clipper. A […]