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Washburn Outdoors: Geese adjust to winter's change in North Iowa

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Canada Geese dot the sky on Jan. 20 in North Iowa.

The Canada goose is about as tough as a water bird can get.

This year, the living has been easy – even in extreme North Iowa. With endless supplies of waste grain and plenty of open water, the winter weather has offered little challenge.

But times have changed.

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Snow covered stubble fields, subzero temperatures, and shrinking air holes have caused many geese to rethink their winter plans. Taking advantage of the Jan. 20 full moon, hundreds of geese opted for a change of address. As soon as the moon rose above the eastern horizon, the exodus began.

As the sound of their clamorous honking faded into the night sky, the North Iowa landscape suddenly became a more lonelier place.

Photos: Washburn Outdoors in North Iowa

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