Miles and Miles of Snows

snow geese video 2013

photo courtesy of Anne Havelin


The amount of snow geese gathered in Seneca County right now is incredible.  Literally miles, and miles of geese flying in the air and huge flocks of snow geese on Cayuga Lake and farmers’ fields.  The number of snow geese has grown over the years to record highs, creating a need for special conservation efforts to protect the arctic habitat where they breed.  The daily limit for snow geese is 25 per day with no possession limit until April 15th. However, they are harder to harvest then one might initially think.  Snows tend to roost in the middle of the lake, making blind hunting a challenge.  They tend to flock in the middle of large fields, making hedge row hunting inaccessible.  And, they fly quite high, so the pot shot is out.  Yet, a successful snow goose hunt is worth the effort!  More information on conservation efforts for snow geese can be found on the NYS DEC website.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email