By the Numbers: Snow Geese Facts

• Midcontinent lesser snow goose population in 1968: 700,000 • Midcontinent lesser snow goose population today: 5.5 million • Weight of 700,000 snowflakes, or one lesser snow goose: 4 to 5 pounds • Number of states that harvested snow geese during a spring conservation order prior to 1999: 0 • Number of states that harvested snow geese during the 2005 spring conservation order: 18 • Missouri's nation-leading 2004 spring snow goose harvest: 147,000 • Kansas City, Missouri's record one-day snowfall in March 1912: 25 inches • Largest nationwide spring snow goose harvest: 806,000 • Nation's greatest snow depth in March: 451 inches (in California)