Date:February 11, 2015
Weather:Highly variable, we are either in unseasonable warm or cold. Normal and steady temperature don’t seem to occur.
Snow Cover: A little but most everything is back open.
Water Conditions: Breaking apart again, a few more warm days and most water will be open.
Feeding Conditions: Good, birds feeding back in cornfields.
Species and Numbers:Good numbers of geese back on Salt Creek with lots and lots of ducks.
Migrations:Reverse migration occurring with south winds.
Season Stage:All seasons are closed, waiting for snow geese to show back up in numbers.
Hunting Report:Fair end to the season, poor wind and highly pressured birds equaled limited success.
Weather:Warm weather is sticking around….longer!!! Temps are expected to stay in the 50’s and 60’s all week with overnight lows only dropping into the 30’s.
Snow Cover: NO SNOW!
Water Conditions: The water level is stable in the river and at a good depth and speed for hunting. Most local lakes and ponds are now open again.
Feeding Conditions: Lots of corn and beans are available for the ducks and geese.
Species and Numbers:Only a few random flocks of lesser snows have been spotted hanging around the area in fields and on ponds but it’s still early.
Migrations: The spring snow goose migration has begun!
Season Stage:The spring light goose conservation season is ON!
Hunting Report: No birds have been taken yet to my knowledge.
Gossip:Rumors of an early snow goose migration are true. Birds have been spotted flying the river to the west but not many sticking around to rest yet.