I am wondering how the goose numbers are in your area? I've heard that they are up in the mid-west through DNR reports, but it's always nice to hear input from guys like us, who spend a lot of time scouting. I live near Forest Lake, MN and have been scouting for a few weeks now and... it's looking real good. My numbers are up from this time last year by about 35%. The areas I scout include; Hugo, Pine City, Forest Lake, Ham Lake, Zimmerman, Stillwater, and are lakes, rivers, fields, pastures, just about everywhere. Good luck during early goose!!