Month: February 2012

Above Average Snow Goose Hunting.

So far this year has been something special. Above average hunting continues. Yesterday we averaged 36 birds per field (High 54 – Low 15). The day before was a 52 bird average (High 86 – Low 13). So far in 12 days of hunting we had shot 2455 birds.

386 Birds Today

After the snow melted the snow goose hunting pick right back up. High field was 87 and the low field was 15. This year the snow goose hunting continues to be very good.

Of Coarse…

Of course the weather changed for the worst. Yesterday morning the ground had a skiff of snow. By noon it had melted. Afternoon was looking good until a huge black cloud came rolling in. The sky turned a greenish color then blinding snowflakes as big as golf ball began to fall. It should melt by … [Read More]

Feb 16-22, 2012: Likely the Best Week Ever

This is our 12th year guiding spring snow goose hunts. We have just come off the best week we have ever had running guided hunts. There were 3-100+ bird days & 2-90+ bird days and very  few of our fields dropped below the 30 bird mark. Most of what we are shooting is juvy and … [Read More]

First Week

We have just come off the best week we have ever had running guided hunts. There were 3-100+ bird days & 2-90+ bird days. Yesterday was a mixed results day. We ran 3 fields on the guided side. It was also my first day I’ve been able to hunt. I was joined by 3 of … [Read More]

The Excellent Snow Goose Hunting Continues

Lots of birds are in the area. We ran three fields today and got our second 100+ bird field of the year…105, 94, & 73. I finally have things the way I want them so I’m going. It is supposed to be sunny & 60 with a south wind. Could be good!

Rainy Snow Goose Hunt Today

Today was the slowest day we have had this year. Slow on a year with exceptional snow goose hunting is still not too bad. Two of the groups left at noon when it started to pour rain. Those fields shot 12 and 38. The full day hunt shot 28. On days when it rains the … [Read More]

Bringing Dogs On Your Snow Goose Hunt

I know you guys like hunting with your dogs. I like hunting with mine too. Our rule is if you have your own field dogs are allowed. We don’t allow them on combined groups. The problem is that what is a good dog to you is not to someone else. The beauty is in the … [Read More]

February Goose Hunting Continues

  The last few years February snow goose hunts have been a lot harder to book than the first 8 years we guided hunters. For some reason a myth that March is the best time to hunt snow geese has developed. Notice that I say MYTH. Don’t get me wrong our March dates are good … [Read More]

First Day Not So Bad…

The first guiding day is in the books and it was a good one. 113 SNOWS with one hunter WHO BOOKED YESTERDAY! I keep saying Feb is a very good time to hunt snows. Just as good as March most years. All year when I told guys of the Feb openings I heard Feb is … [Read More]

First Morning Snow Goose Hunt

Jim, Cory, and Billy hunted this morning until noon. They ended the day with 21 birds. They have work to do this afternoon but if they would have doubled that in the afternoon it would have been a really good day. The new spreads of 2000 snow goose decoys take about 4 hours to set…its … [Read More]

NW Missouri Snow Goose Numbers

I’m back at home for a couple of days and for some reason I have been having trouble posting on this site when in MO. I will talk with my web guy tomorrow and see what his thoughts are on this… In the meantime there was a cold front over the weekend and it snowed … [Read More]

Squaw Creek Refuge Count

Refuge just posted a count of 741k snow geese.   The weather forecast shows a cool down for Fri-Wed. Then normal temp (low 40’s) for the rest of the 10 days. I don’t put much faith in the 10 day because is wrong as much as it is right but I don’t see much movement … [Read More]

February Snow Goose Hunting

As of February 3 the refuge says they are holding just over 450,000 snow geese. It is a lot of birds for this time of the year but with the mild winter there have been birds in northern Missouri all winter. This year is shaping up a lot like 2009. I keep saying this over … [Read More]

Its getting closer…

I will get my first look at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge tomorrow. As of Feb 3 the refuge says they are holding just over 450,000 snow geese. It is a lot of birds for this time of the year but with the mild winter there have been birds in northern Missouri all winter. Now … [Read More]

2012 Spring Snow Goose Hunts

I have spent the last month putting the finishing touches on our gear. Most of our spread will have just over 2000 snow goose decoys. We didn’t bump all of them this year but those remaining spreads will have the same number as previous years. There have been snows on Squaw Creek all winter. The … [Read More]