Seems like quite a few threads get derailed about how things were in past years so I figured I would start a new post on changes we have all seen. I have only lived in the state since 2004. Here are some changes I have seen. When I got here (Minot) early goose season started in September and it was five birds a day. Usually you would start finding good feeds the last week of August. It was nothing to have an A, B, C, and even a D field. We hunted just about every day with easy success. Most feeds were a minimum of 75 birds but finding a field with a couple hundred in it was not out of the ordinary. Lessers started showing up around 8 -10 September and by time the regular season came there was good amount of them around. Now at least for me I am lucky to find a feed of honkers in the early season with 50 birds. Lessers don’t show up till later in the regular season and we don’t see nearly the amount we did my first years here. Another change has been the Snowgeese. Lake Darling used to have a pretty good bunch and it was nothing in the fall to have several feeds to choose from. In recent years I can’t tell you the last time I found a decent feed of snow geese on the ground in this area that I would consider hunting. Seems like they are here for a couple days and then they are gone. Mostly they seem to just fly over. Specklebelly‘s use to be a rarity. Usually you could find one or two with the Snowgeese or the lesser’s. Now it is not uncommon to find good size Specklebelly feeds.