What am I suppose to do when I’m on vacation and had to postpone hunts due to lack of birds in SD. This is yesterday’s shoot of 66 snows. Mostly adults…only 16 juvy’s this morning we have 44 more in the same field. We were also filming a TV show that will air in Sept … [Read More]
So far South Dakota hunting has been poor and after driving around today we don’t expect that to change as there are very few birds remaining. We are going to do what we can for the hunters that are at the lodge right now but for those hunting 3/23-4/5 we are postponing the hunts until … [Read More]
The first hunts in South Dakota have started out pretty slow. Average is about the best hunting we have had but overall it has been pretty slow compared to Missouri. It is a weird weather pattern and I don’t think the birds need to move much. They are seeing plenty but they are not trading … [Read More]
We have been getting a lot of calls lately from guys saying “the internet says all of the birds are in North Dakota.” First off the internet can be wonderful for some things but you have to remember no matter what the source it is someone’s opinion. Many of the forums are filled with young … [Read More]
Due to the warm weather the birds have moved into South Dakota. With no end in sight for the hot temps we have moved most of our Missouri hunters to South Dakota. They start hunting tomorrow. We have openings March 19-22 for any of you that want to move up your dates. If these warm … [Read More]
For those scheduled to hunt Mound City, MO the weekend of March 16-18. You will be getting a call from me at the end of the day today if the hunting doesn’t pick up. The last two days have been slow. Yesterday high field was 21 and the low field was 5 with most being … [Read More]
The meeting time for our snow goose hunters has changed to 5:30 am. Today was a good day 289 snow geese harvested. High field was 80, low was 2, and average was 30 birds per field.
Those scheduled to hunt in Mitchell, SD will need to come to Hecla, SD (north east of Aberdeen). The weather is very warm for this time of the year and I think that we will end up having to move right away if we hunted Mitchell. We stay at Dakota Hunting Farms Lodge (www.dakotahuntingfarms.com)(phone 800-356-5281) … [Read More]
Yesterday was an average day. There were a couple slower fields but overall yesterday averaged 19 birds. Not bad…not great…average. We did find a set of small keys in the blinds. Look like something that would be to a hard gun case. Let me know if you are missing them and we will get them … [Read More]
The last couple days have been fairly spotty for my fields. On one hand we had a field that shot 63 snow geese between two groups of snow goose hunters. The first party had a half day hunt until noon shooting 28. The second group moved from a field they hadn’t pulled a trigger in … [Read More]
A welcome surprise at Squaw Creek Refuge. This morning there was only about 50K. I returned mid-morning to see migrating snow geese stacked all the way to the heavens circling down on to refuge out of the south. I would guess 150-200K are now there.
It is hard to believe the low numbers of birds that I saw yesterday. They were either hiding out of the wind or have left. The wind was 40+ gust all morning long. High field was 17 with a blue phase ross shot (second this year) and low field was 2 with several in the … [Read More]
Those hunting March 12-18 in Missouri. Right now we are having average hunting. Those hunting Mitchell, SD we are bypassing that area and moving directly to Hecla, SD to get in front of the birds. We did this with our Kansas snow goose hunts and it was a great choice.
We are flat tired of the wind. I don’t ever recall a year when there were so many days in a row of howling winds. We have definitely lost some snow geese however it is hard to tell how many because they are hiding out of the wind. Yesterday’s snow goose hunts were pretty good. … [Read More]
The wind continues to blow. Yesterday and already this morning it is howling. We are ready for it to die down some. Today we shot 254 snow geese. Three of them had leg bands and one had a red neck collar. High field of snow goose hunters was 51 with 2 bands. Low field was …
The hunting has slowed some in the last couple days. Plenty of birds but it appears that the number of juvy’s has dropped. Snow goose harvests in our field have dropped from almost all juvy’s to 80% adults. We are still having a fair number of days in the 30’s and 40’s which is still … [Read More]
Today we cracked 3000 snow geese for the year on our 2012 snow goose season. We also got our fist yellow neck collar on a ross. The third is we got our first 0. Not sure what happened there. Still averaged 29 snow geese per field. High field was 57. [Read More]
Yesterday was a slower day in the snow goose decoy spreads. The wind howled and the bird tucked themselves out of the wind. This morning we thought would be on but didn’t turn out that way. My group moved fields for the afternoon shoot because we has two groups of 1 for the afternoon. Great … [Read More]