I'm getting tired of looking at the Snow Goose Forum and seeing all kinds of reports about the Lesser Snow Geese... anyone have reports of the Greater Snow Geese coming up? I am from Ontario, we have a Spring Conservation Hunt for Snow Geese: but can only hunt them in our Management Unit between Cornwall and the Quebec boarder... only a 6-7 hour drive for us. One of the issues we have is the distance, the weather were we hunt is a whole lot different from where we are, even an hour from here is a world of difference. We get squalls off Lake Huron, just like NY gets them off Lake Erie and Ontario, they are actually predicting up to 6-8" tonight. I was interested to see a post asking about Outfitters and one member mentioning about putting together a hunt. I started to check Bird Watcher Websites and was surprised to see some Snow Geese being reported in the Finger Lake Region. But even more interesting was the report this morning from Middle Creek Refuge in Pennsylvania... 70 000 Snows, they think it may be at the peak of the migration. Having watched these birds for the last 4 years, I know that they are not far from the Finger Lakes, a day or two once they decide to start to move. I also know that when they leave the Finger Lakes they are in our fields in 2-3 days. What is the ice/snow cover like in the area? North versus south. Last we heard, there was very little snow in our fields in the east and no ice to speak of. Knowing these birds love to follow the snow line, I am concerned it may be a very quick migration, even more that they could blow right on by. Any information would be appreciated, ie snow cover, ice cover, sightings, what would be great would be if someone would let me know when large number begin to appear... and disappear. Really, any banter would be good... I'm getting excited and with the warm up coming this weekend the blood will begin to flow. We are loading our trailers with decoys this weekend, have another 4 dozen FB's on order, 8 more flyers and some new stands for 80 shell decoys are being made!