snow geese & snow cover
North Dakota's spring snow goose season has been open since Feb 15, but to no surprise the fact it's open doesn't mean there's birds anywhere close..yet..this snow cover map is all you need to really know.
Until the snow is gone a few scattered sightings of scout flocks exploring north of the snow is all you can expect. Here's a link to the NOAA snow cover map.
So with 40 inches of ice on the lake another weekend of ice fishing is in order. One quick passing note. The snow depth is relatively shallow so when spring arrives-and it could be soon-the snow pack may shrink in fast order. So while snow goose hunting looks and feels like a long ways off, there's a chance in the next 2 weeks that may change.