The refuge is reporting 600,000 snow geese currently. That is slightly above a normal peak level and about two weeks early. I still feel we will have bird through March 20. If we don’t it will be the first year we have not held birds until then. Last year we came to close up the […]
Our 2009 spring snow goose seasons started with a bang on Friday and ended with a bust on Sunday. You can usually whack them during the storm but after the storm passes they become tough to hunt for a few days. This weekend was no exception to that rule. Friday AM the snow storm hit […]
The first day of our guided snow goose hunts was good hunting but not so good weather. The morning temp was 33 with bare ground but ended the day at 25 with about 1 inch of snow on the ground. Above is a picture of the high field of 87 birds with 5 hunters. The […]
We hunted today. I have never seen this many birds so early. There has to be 200-300,000 snows here right now. The three of us ended the day with 38 birds. The picture is a little blurry because it was taken with a camera phone. Here are my thoughts on the bird numbers. This is […]
This morning I left the house at 5:30 headed for Marshall, MO. The reports on the website were saying 140K however after arriving and burning several tanks of gas driving around I got the feeling that there wasn’t that many there anymore. I did find them though, or should we say they found us. Mound […]
I arrived in Mound City yesterday. Mike had told me there were a pretty good number of snow geese here already.
I’m leaving tomorrow for Mound City. A couple of our snow goose guides have been down there for a couple of weeks. The number of snow geese in the area is up and down. When we get warmer weather the snow geese move in and when it temps drops the birds move out. This coming […]
The leading edge of snow geese have migrated into Missouri. The snow goose guides that are in Mound City say there is about 40K on the squaw creek national wildlife refuge. Central MO is reporting 30K. Knowledge can be a dangerous thing and I’m always a little hesitant to post about these early arrivals. So […]
Remember the 2nd half of your payment is due Jan. 15th this year not the morning of your first days snow goose hunt as in the past. The change was a request from several of you that don’t like waiting around while we collect these payment.
The last two mornings have been in the -20 degree range here in Iowa. Although it is rough being away from the family it is welcome to head south were the temp’s are warmer. Temps in Missouri look good on the 10 day forecast. Most days are above freezing with several days in the low […]