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Spring Light Goose Migration Update

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Update Date: April 22, 2015

While the bulk of the migration is already in Canada, scattered numbers will continue their journey through North Dakota over the next few weeks. Unless conditions warrant another update, this will be the last migration report for the 2015 season, which closes in North Dakota on May 17.

Some Notes on the Spring Migration Route

Snow goose migration in spring tends to occur farther east than in the fall. Birds generally arrive in the southeastern corner of the state and spread north and northwest through the Valley City, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Rugby and Kenmare areas. However, scattered flocks may be found anywhere in the state during spring.

Birds normally move through the state quickly, their arrival and stay depends on weather and availability of open water and food.

Spring snow melt progression.

Light Goose Hotline Provides Migration Updates

Migration updates available at 701-328-3697, until season ends or geese have left the state.