I just got home from the finger lakes, a shallow medium sized finger lake, and I'm amazed by the amount of snows I saw.
I live in Texas now and I was so amazed watching those few thousands snows that I booked a hunt in eagle lake.
Let me tell you why this is so amazing that snows are so numerous in the western finger lakes, in 1993 I have a bird log, we went birding/scouting everyday when I was a kid, the whole September-January we saw 5. Yes FIVE snow geese.
By 2004 when I graduated we saw maybe 15 a year.
I come back for Xmas 2014 and I am awoken by a weird honk, not Canada's or swans. I step outside at 2am and man was it deafening. I could see the outlines of thousands of swarming snow geese in the light of the moon. Absolutely breath taking.
I went inside and heard my little girl upstairs whining and I called to Her but I literally couldn't hear a thing because the snows were rattling the house with honking. I had to calm her down I've nevER seen her that upset lol.
I am moving home next year and best believe; that as one of the most active duck hunters in my home town, my lay out boats, whaler, two thousand plastics, 500 corks, long lines, three motion decoys and a newly purchased 1,000 snow decoys will be in any number of corn/soybean/wheat fields, on any of the finger lakes or in my favorite ponds.
I can't wait to come home.