Recently there was a thread wanting information on snow goose numbers and activity. I'll give you my take on central IL, specifically Canton area. There are several hundred thousand birds in the area. More this time of year than I have ever seen due to the mild weather we experienced earlier. Mostly weary adult birds has made it more challenging, as far as finishing them. The bitter cold the next few days may push some back south but I think many will ride it out here. They are roosting on several private strip lakes that have large areas of open water. The wind in addition to the amount of geese piled into these areas at dark will lessen the chance of them capping back over even with the single digit temps coming. Warmer temps are coming as early as next week. Geese fed all day, jumping fields and sometimes returning where they started. We only had a trace of snow so that is not an issue. The wind was brutal at times. It beat many groups down and also blew a few groups out. Personally I like a strong wind, preferably south. If I was going to recommend doing a freelance hunt or a paid hunt I would wait. Even though there are good numbers of geese here I would wait on a good push of juvies. I think you would have a much better chance of having a good shoot. When this happens the weather will also be better. Warmer temps and a good southerly breeze (most spreads are set up for south winds). I think it will be more toward the end of the month or first week of March. Two of us shot 11.