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Canada goose hunter preferences have shifted dramatically since the 1980s. This four-page document summarizes opinion surveys conducted in 2008 and 2009.

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Hunting the Wind

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A new waterfowling opportunity has arrived in the form of snow geese.

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Photo of two Ross's geese standing near some Canada geese.

Ross’s Geese and Canada Geese

In Missouri, Ross's goose is usually observed among groups of snow geese. It is more frequently seen in northwestern Missouri, although most large goose flocks anywhere in the state often have a few Ross’s geese present.

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Photo of a Ross's goose walking on grass.

Ross’s Goose

Ross’s goose looks a lot like the snow goose, but it is much smaller, has a rounded head, stubby bill, and short neck, and lacks the black “lipstick” patch on the bill.

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Photo of a Ross's goose.

Ross’s Goose

Ross’s goose is an uncommon migrant in Missouri. As a winter resident, it is uncommon (in the west) to rare (in the east). It is a gamebird in Missouri.

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Photo of a Ross's goose walking on grass.

Ross’s Goose

Chen rossii
Ross’s goose looks a lot like the snow goose, but it is the size of a mallard, has a rounded head, stubby bill, and short neck, and lacks the black “lipstick” patch on the bill.

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Photo of a Ross's goose standing near a Canada goose.

Ross’s Goose and Canada Goose

Ross’s goose is much smaller than many other geese. It is about the size of a mallard.

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photo of snow geese

Snow Goose

Audio of snow geese.

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Photo of a snow goose standing in a winter field

Snow Goose

Chen caerulescens
The snow goose has two color forms: white and blue. The “blue goose” was once considered a separate species. Both forms share the distinctive feature of a black “lipstick” streak along the edge of the bill.

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Photo of a snow goose standing in a winter field

Snow Goose

White morph snow geese are mostly white, with black wingtips. All snow geese have pink bills with black “lipstick,” and pink legs and feet.

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