The spring snow goose migration is on the move the numbers of snow geese in the Squaw Creek NWR Refuge are typically climb everyday from mid February until the first week of March. It is time to make some memories.
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February 15 – March 21
Premium Package 1 – Spring Snow Goose Hunt
– full day hunt (30 mins. before sunrise until 5:00 pm)
Decoys – We utilize spread of snow goose decoys ranging from 600 to 1500 decoys depending on weather and what the birds demand. These decoys spreads consist of GHG, Avery & Big Foot, Sillosock Decoys, and Custom Wind Socks. Our decoys spreads with be set up usually before we arrive.
Blinds – We utilize Scheels Layout blinds and in-ground pits near Squaw Creek NWR. These blinds are selected depending on the type of field we hunting.
Electronic Calls – We utilize custom electronic snow goose callers, these units use digital recordings of live snow geese played through MP3 players. Each spread uses two – four loud pa speakers, the volume of these are managed by the guide.
Special Equipment – Your guides also use state of the art snow goose equipment. Some special equipment is used on days that there may have no wind, or on days where the birds demand more from us and we deploy our bag of tricks to entice the birds into shooting range. (Vortex’s, Spinners, Flyers)
Facemask – Each hunter needs to bring a facemask which will be worn at all times in the blind.
Clothing – Since spring conditions can vary from below freezing to 75 degrees changing almost overnight it is important that you come prepared for all weather conditions. We recommend each hunter to have a pair of waterproof boots, most hunters prefer knee high rubber boots as the fields may be very sloppy and hold some sheet water in the spring. Some hunters like to just wear waders to stay clean and dry. We also recommend that you have a set of waterproof clothing as it sometimes will be raining or snowing while in the field. Also from getting in and out of the blind causing the bottom of the blind will become wet/muddy. I also like on colder days to use those small shake-up hand warmers for my boots and pockets….nice to have toasty toes and fingers for $2.
Ammo – We recommend you to bring a case of ammo for a 2-3 day hunt, we personally use #2’s, BB’s or BBB’s in our guns in the 3” – 3.5” lengths. If you can afford to use Tungsten or Hevishot this is the best loads available but spendy, #2’s are the best loads for that.
Bird cleaning supplies – Bird cleaning is the responsibility of each hunter in the group. Birds can be cleaned by the groups at our house, but you have to bring your own supplies. We recommend each hunter to bring at least one box of 1 gallon zip lock bags, a fillet knife.
Snack in the field – Since you will be spending upwards of 12-13 hours a day in the field we recommend each hunter to bring some snacks and drinks into the field.
Camera – Make sure to bring your camera for those after hunt photos, since it is often muddy we recommend you put it in a zip lock bag to keep it dry.
Federal Black Cloud Snow Goose ammunition takes non-toxic steel loads to the next level of performance. Each load features FlightControl wads for tighter patterns and long range effectiveness, and FliteStopper steel pellets that are engineered to have a traumatic effect of waterfowl and each load is comprised of 40% FliteStopper steel shot pellets and 60% regular steel shot pellets. Federal recommends using a non-ported choke tube. This will allow the uniquely shaped Black Cloud pellets and FlightControl wad to pass through the bore more smoothly, allowing for an even tighter downrange pattern.
No special equipment required! Here’s a way to use up some of the inventory in the freeze, save money on store-bought jerky and, best of all, it tastes great.
1 ½ cups DU Red Plum Toasted Sesame Sauce
2 tablespoons DU Manitoba Wild Game Seasoning
½ cup soy sauce
Small Foil Ball (aluminum foil formed to 3 inch ball)
Skinless goose or Duck breasts
Slice goose breasts to desired strips width and length. Mix together DU Red Plum Toasted Sesame Sauce and soy sauce. Add sliced duck to bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 6 – 12 hours. Remove cover, pat dry and arrange on baking rack.
Sprinkle DU Manitoba Wild Game Seasoning over meat (be sure to have paper towel underneath to catch excess, then throw away.) Place in 175 degree preheated oven, crack oven door open by placing small foil ball in door. Meat will take 5 – 7 hours to dry completely. Refrigerate for seven to 10 days, or freeze in airtight, vacuum sealed container for up to one year.