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Here is what can and should be expected on a typical day’s snow goose hunt:

 

  • Your guide should meet you on time at a pre-set meeting point.
  • You should show up to a pre-set field of at least 500 decoys. However,if the wind changes direction your help is appreciate in moving the decoys and blinds.
  • You should have an upbeat, passionate, experienced guide.
  • Your shots should be between 30 – 50 yards but may take longer ones if necessary.
  • Your guide may carry a gun and shoot however he should not be the first one to pull the trigger or boast about the number birds he shot.
  • You should may take a 2 – 4 hour mid day break.
  • You shouldexpect to have no more than 10 hunters in the field – smaller group hunts are available.
  • You will most likely be placed with another group of hunters if you do not have a group of 8 hunters.

Snow Goose Chasers Score On First Day Of Hunting – Spring Snow Goose Report

Well the first day of snow goose hunting is in the record books. the hunters braved wind, wet snow, sleet, and just a little mud but with all of the nasty weather the snow geese were waffling into the decoy spread.

Spring Snow Goose Hunting Guides - Fully Guided Snow Goose Hunts - Mound City, Missouri -402-304-1192
Spring Snow Goose Hunting Guides – Fully Guided Snow Goose Hunts – Mound City, Missouri -402-304-1192

 

Call NOW Before We Are Booked! – Missouri Spring Snow Goose Conservation Season – Opening February 1, 2013 – Snow Goose Hunting From A Pit Blind – $200

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  • Guided Spring Snow Goose Hunts 2012 in Missouri from Grand Pass to Mound City.
  • Now Booking February 2013  $175 per hunter/ per day
  • Fully guided hunt in stalked cornfields with over 1000 decoys in each spread including Avery full body decoys, silo socks, flyers, E-callers
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Spring Snow Goose Hunting Guides - Fully Guided Snow Goose Hunts - Mound City, Missouri -402-304-1192

 Top 5 reasons to book your hunt with us this season!

1. All of our hunts take place over Avery & Bigfoot full body goose decoys, 5/8 Avery Snow Goose Shells and Sillo Sock Decoys.

2. We have 10 years of Spring Snow Goose hunting experience and we live here. We know where the geese are and we will do our absolute best to put you on them.

3. We hunt all day and are in the most predominant flyway in the United States.

4. 1000’s of  geese killed in the past 10 year.

5. We want you to have the best hunting experience as possible. Your success is our business!

The Missouri Conservation Action Season opens February 1, 2012 We have some openings for the beginning of the season.

Pricing – $175 per hunter / per day

Spring Snow Goose Hunting Guides - Fully Guided Snow Goose Hunts - Mound City, Missouri -402-304-1192

 

Now Offering Limited Hunts from a pit blind. Due to the demand of clients we will offer a few premier hunts from a pit blind. (NO LAYOUTS or GROUND BLINDS), minimum of 3 hunters /maximum of 6 hunters. $200 per hunter / per day

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Premier Snow Goose Hunts Now Available! – Heated Pit Blind Available – Nebraska and Missouri

Premier Snow Goose Hunt -$200 per hunter / per day

  • Heated Bit Blind Available
  • Limited to 6 hunters per / day (mininum of 3 hunters)
  • Full day guided hunt
  • Full body Avery GHG decoys, 5/8s Shells, floaters, silo-socks
  • Premium layout ground blinds
  • Guranteed shooting
  • Lunch Included

Spring Snow Goose Migration Report 2012

Good morning to all of the snow goose chasers out there. This morning is one of many reports to come on the snow goose migration in the midwest.  Yesterday I made a trip to Mound City to finish securing some prime cornfields this also included a nice pond that should produce some outstanding days of shooting. We saw  50,000 – 100,000 snow geese on Squaw Creek NWR there were also 10,000 or thousands of snow geese north in the hills feeding.  everyone should also beware that there are large numbers of snows at Smithville Reservior, and in the Grand Pass area. The conservation action opens Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Snow Goose Hunting – You Should Try It

Snow goose hunting is one of the up and coming phenomenons in the waterfowl  industry. Many people are taking to this sport because of the unlimited limits  many states are imposing. The snow goose, also known as the blue goose, is a  North American species of goose. They are mostly white in color, and that is  where their name derives from. These birds usually find one partner, and mate  for life. They also normally nest in colonies, and they have been having  extraordinary breeding rates and the populations are getting over-populated.  This is why many natural resource departments have placed a season in effect  where there is no limit on the birds. In this article, I will discuss why the  avid duck hunter should give snow goose hunting a try, and also more aspects of  this new sport.

An avid duck hunter who likes to fire off a lot of shots during duck season  should consider taking a trip snow goose hunting when duck season closes. Snow  geese migrate each spring, in tremendous sized groups. This results in a ton of  shooting for the hunter if they can time out the migration at the right time.  Another good added bonus to snow goose hunting is that conservation allows the  use of electronic callers, which can result in louder and better sequenced  calling. In a typical days hunting, it is not uncommon for hunters to bag over  50 snow geese.

Most snow goose hunts are guided, so usually all you have to do is show up to  the location and meet the guide. The guide will then explain the hunting  process, and what to expect. Most guides will typically use over 500 decoys, and  will hunt out of a pit. The guides will also provide lunch since the hunts last  all day, sunrise to sunset. Snow goose hunts can take place over a field, or  over a body of water. You must be careful to recognize the type of birds coming  into the decoys, because usually during snow goose season, Canada geese and  white-fronted geese are out of season. This is another added bonus of hunting  with a guide, because they will help specify what to shoot.

Snow geese typically breed from late May to early August. However, they  typically leave their nesting sites during their annual migration to and from  warmer wintering areas. Their migration can sometimes reach distances to up to  3,000 miles. During their migration is typically the best time to hunt them, as  they are in very large groups. Many biologists think that their shift in winter  feeding has led to the over-population of these geese.

If you are interested in self-guiding yourself on one of these hunts, you  will need quite a bit of equipment. First off, you will need a very good  electronic caller so the birds will be able to hear you well. When a large group  comes in, their calling will overpower a cheap electronic system. Snow geese  also usually fly at very high altitudes, so this can make for tough calling as  well. A call that continuously plays a variety of calls tends to work best.  There are also calls these days that hook up to an iPod, or other mP3 player.  This way you can play which calling sequence you have downloaded on your mP3  player

 

Snow Goose Hunting Adventure – Part 2

Snow Goose Calling

Dozens of good goose calls are available, all of which are effective in the hands of a good caller. It’s helpful to listen to wild birds and try to imitate them with your calls. There are no better teachers. But unless you have a friend who is a skilled caller who can teach you, you also should purchase an instructional CD, DVD or audiotape that will allow you to hear the actual sounds of geese and good calling by practiced goose hunters. Study this and try to duplicate the sounds used for various situations. After some practice, record yourself on a tape recorder and decide for yourself if you’re good enough to start calling in the field. Listen for weaknesses in your repertoire, then practice to improve them.

Snow Goose Hunting Tips

There’s no such thing as a casual snow goose hunt, one reason many waterfowlers don’t participate. This sport requires large goose decoy spreads and constant scouting.

First, you must study movement patterns of geese where you want to goose hunt, then secure permission to hunt where concentrations are located. (Most hunting is on private hunting lands.) When geese start using a field, they stay until the food supply is exhausted. Being there after they’ve started using the field and before they’ve eaten it out is the trick.

Elaborate ground blinds are nice but not necessary because a goose field usually produces only one or two good shoots before geese move elsewhere. Many goose hunters simply lie on their backs in the goose decoys and wear white or camouflage-pattern clothing. Pit ground blinds, portable ground blinds and makeshift ground blinds made from natural materials on-site also can be used, depending on where you hunt.

When it comes to snow goose decoy spreads, bigger usually is better. The decoys should be in place before sunrise to take advantage of the snow goose’s propensity for flying early.

The most important thing goose hunters should remember is to remain well hidden and motionless until birds are well within shooting range. Snow geese are wary, and if they see or hear anything out of place, they’ll avoid it. If approaching birds seem reluctant to land, flare off at the last minute or land consistently outside the decoys, chances are they are spotting the blind, hunter movement or something else that makes them nervous. Adjust as necessary.

Avoid the temptation to shoot when the first geese start dropping into your set-up. Veteran waterfowlers hold off until the lead geese are touching down and geese in the rear of the flock are well within gun range before making their move.

Remember this rule of thumb as well: If, when aiming, the end of your gun barrel covers more than half the bird, the goose is beyond 45 yards and is too far away for a clean kill.

If you’re not up to the tasks just outlined, consider hiring a hunting guide. These guys can show you the ins and outs of snow goose hunting, and after you’ve experienced a hunt first-hand, you’ll know whether you really want to make the required investment in time and hunting equipment to hunt on your own. Best of all, hunting guides do all the work. The hunter need not spend hours scouting, gaining hunting permission, and setting and retrieving goose decoys. For a reasonable fee, reputable hunting guides do all this and clean and pack your birds, too.

Snow Goose Hunting Conclusion

Snow goose hunting is challenging, for sure. Nevertheless, it’s a sport many of us find irresistibly attractive. Goose hunting allows us to perfect our skills with a shotgun and to go afield with men we enjoy and admire. Most of all, it gives us another excuse to be outdoors. Until you have sat in a goose spread and watched a fall or winter day unfold, develop and decline, you have missed one of life’s greatest pleasures.

Scottie’s Snow Goose and Wild Rice Soup

Here’s the recipe:

In a caste iron skillet, place:

  • Six strips bacon, cut into small pieces.
  • Cook until crisp, set aside, and leave two tablespoons bacon grease in pan.

In skillet, add:

  • Two cups snow goose breasts or thighs or both, cubed.
  • Season with salt and pepper and sauté until cooked. Set aside pieces on paper towel.

In same pan, sauté:

  • One cup fresh mushrooms until cooked.

In separate sauce pot, add:

  • One and a half cups snow goose stock (use chicken stock as substitute), ½ cup each diced onion and carrot, and two cloves minced garlic.

Cook until tender, then add:

  • One can (10 3/4 ounces) of cream of potato soup. (Note: Doheny also likes to add cubed day-old baked potatoes to the recipe).

Stir mixture, then add:

  • Two cups half and half, bacon, snow goose meat, mushrooms and one cup cooked wild rice (more if you like), and pepper to taste.

Simmer for about 45 minutes, remove from heat, and serve with shredded Swiss cheese and minced fresh parsley.