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2017 snow goose hatch

Discussion in 'Snow Goose Hunting Forum' started by Lslu60, Jul 18, 2017.

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    870 Senior Refuge Member

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    USFWS Waterfowl Status report is finally out

    https://www.fws.gov/birds/surveys-and-data/reports-and-publications/population-status.php

    Read it and weep or rejoice depending on where you hunt,,, but basically sounds like an average year pretty much across the artic.

    Interesting in that they now have a Pacific Flyway count instead of a Western Artic / Wrangrel Island count. At any rate,,, somehow,,, they found 1,906,800 snows in the 2016 count which is 59% greater than the 2014 estimate of 1,199,600.

    That's a huge jump in two years...Kinda makes you wonder about the accuracy and validity of the methodology employed in the determining the numbers each year????
     
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  2. h2ofwlr

    h2ofwlr Elite Refuge Member

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    Page 38 for Snows

    Mid continent Snows: In 2017, biologists counted 3,417,100 light geese, a 1% decrease
     

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