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Any sightings of light geese in the SJBP zone?

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SJBP Light Geese Conservation Hunt?

944 Views 3 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  Teddy (punchie)
My calendar shows the spring light goose hunt starting tomorrow north of I-80/west of I-79. I don't want to intrude on anyone's hunting but was wondering if there have been any sightings of light geese in the area. The DU Migration Tracker shows a big blank area through western PA all the way down through WVa and there's been no discussion here of any goose migrations. I wouldn't mind taking a day to seek out some geese but don't want to make the trip north for nothing. Again, I'm not looking to take someone's hunting spot, I'm just trying to find out if there are any light geese in the SJBP zone.

Thanks in advance for any info you care to share.

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Good luck finding the little birds. Don't migrate in any number in the western part of the state. Maybe one or two but nothing worth wasting gas for. We did see one snow with a flock of Canadas at Thanksgiving time. First one I've seen in about 10 my years and I'm out every day.

As for dark geese I wish the season didn't end today. I hammered them the last week and half. Shot 2 banded birds yesterday. Both home growned. One six years and the other a nice 12 year old bird. Both shot where they were banded.
yes, western crawfords been a bonanza the last few weeks....nothing like seeing 300 hundred or so trying to get into the same field at the same time, coming from all directions, an air traffic controllers nightmare......but second year in a row, after all the geese we shot (and this year was a once in a lifetime), no bands.....

EDIT let me clarify....I'm talking Canada geese, not snows....could probably count on one hand the number of snows here....most of the white birds everyone refers to as snow geese are in fact swans.....yes there are a few snows here and there.....but the large flocks of the big white birds are more than likely swans...
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