Not sure who you are getting your info from regarding the snows not getting here until after our season closes. By the time our season ends just about every one will be staging on the St. Lawrence in and around Quebec City. The problem with the spring season is that most of the birds will go thru the state in a couple of quick pushes, and not hang out like in the fall. Sure there will be some smaller bunches here and there, but not a big bunch hanging out at DC for a month. Also alot of the greater snows go back north via western NY in the spring (which they don't do to that extent in the fall) These are a lot of birds we will never see in VT.[/quote]
I have never hunted snows and the guy that is telling me that they won't be here til after the season is the guy that got me started on waterfowl hunting,but he swears the birds won't be here,he is originally from New Jersey but has lived up here since 1971 and has been duck hunting and goose hunting since he was a kid,so I listen too what he says since I only started in 2007 goose hunting,and only Canadians,but want too hunt snows!Just don't know anough about it so I am here,and on Nodak,and on hunting snows.com and the DU site asking as many questions as I can think of,plus I have my New York License and hip number,I just want too get on the birds!I have hustled my butt off scouting and getting permission too hunt farms in Shoreham,and the Whiteface Ranch and alot of other places,now it is just finding the birds before the season is over,but everyone is saying they are here on day gone the next,so you cannot pattern them,it is just random luck if they hit your field?This is what I am getting from everyone!What is thier preferance,corn fields,green fields,flooded fields or all of the above?I live in North Clarendon and have geese here all the time,I got 37 Canadians this year by myself,and loved it,but have no hunting partners that have the coffin blinds or decoys,I have just bought another blind so I can bring someone with me too hunt!But I need help with this snow goose thing!And I am open too suggestions!