Migration Update – February 15, 2013
February 13, 2013 in Migration Updates
As the 2012-2013 general waterfowl season comes to an end, light goose hunting under the Conservation Order begins in portions of the Central, Mississippi and Atlantic Flyways. For the avid waterfowl hunter, spring snow goose hunting is an excellent opportunity to extend the season and help reduce the burgeoning light goose populations to protect fragile nesting habitat in the arctic tundra. If you have yet to participate in this special spring harvest, there is still time to plan your spring adventure.
Hello folks, and, as always, Welcome to Waterfowler.com.
With the exception of a few remaining special, youth waterfowl hunts, the duck hunting season has ended in the United States until the start of the 2013-2014 season which begins almost six short months from now in some areas.
While the off-season always seems dreadfully long, it’s simply amazing to think that in the next 6 months, the North American waterfowl population will return to the breeding grounds, nest, rear their young and begin their migration again towards the wintering grounds where they are located at this moment.
If you are participating in the snow goose hunting under the conservation order, your off-season could be reduced to as little as four, very-short months – which hardly leaves time to fish or catch up on all the weekend projects that have been neglected over the past few months.
Of course, the off-season at Waterfowler.com will be filled with new website additions, and refinements for the coming season – with a host of new contests, travel opportunities and the return of Waterfowler.com Journal in digital format.
At this time we would like to announce that we are now accepting submissions for publication in the first digital issue. Article submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maximum article length is 4000 words, with a focus on the unique hunting opportunity, traditions and local lifestyle that makes hunting in your geographic location different from any other place. We are also accepting articles on member hunts that define the friendships that have been fostered here at Waterfowler.com over the past decade and a half.
We look forward to reading submissions in the coming months.
Snow Goose Update:
Snow geese have begun the journey north and as of February 11, there were over 1 million geese at Squaw Creek Refuge. While the flights northward have been steady, huntable numbers of snow remain in Texas, Arkansas and Southern Illinois at this time.
Detailed counts for areas in Missouri can be found at : http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/hunt/wtrfowl/weekly-snow/