Year: 2013

Merry Christmas Snow Goose Hunters

We would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas. The last several weekends have been spent working on getting things ready for spring snow goose hunting. The first spring snow goose hunts start January 27, 2014 in Arkansas. I have the entire set of new caller batteries wired. The caller’s sound quality has been checked … [Read More]

2013 Fall Snow Goose Reports

In the last two weeks I have been getting a lot of reports from hunters and guides of amazing snow goose hunting in North Dakota this fall. Several have said 50% of the flocks are young birds. This is a great sign for the upcoming 2014 Spring Snow Goose Season. In the next couple week … [Read More]

Missouri Duck Hunting

We have been hunting for about a week with good numbers of ducks in the area. Refuge count is 130,900 mallards. Temps have been pretty warm but one of the fields has a little sheet water that we have been hunting. Today it was just Adam and myself. Fun morning 6 drake mallards, 4 teal, … [Read More]

USFWS 2013 Snow Goose Status

On July 24, 2013 the USFWS released it 2013 Waterfowl Population Status. The Mid-Continent Population Snow Geese and Ross Geese are the birds we hunt the most but I do like to pay attention to the West Central Population as well because I believe they mix to some extent with the birds we hunt. Below … [Read More]

2013 Snow Goose Hatch

We have gotten a number of reports from different sources that the snow goose hatch this summer was above average. This would make it better than last year’s hatch which I honestly thought was not all that bad. There seemed to be plenty of grey birds in the flocks and harvest. The only time there wasn’t was during the … [Read More]

Summer Time

It’s hard to believe it is almost the 4th of July. I’m well ahead of schedule this year. All of the gear is ready for the 2014 spring snow goose season. It should be about the time of year when we start hearing snow goose hatch rumors. The 2014 brochures we mail mid-June and many … [Read More]

2013 Snow Goose Hunt Recap & Pics

The 2013 spring season was our best total harvest with 5835 snow geese harvested. Among these birds there were 8 leg bands, 1 yellow neck collar, and one double banded bird with a $100 reward. There were also three blue phase Ross geese but only one was a prized mature adult. Arkansas: It was our … [Read More]

Missouri – Snows a melting

The sun was out today and the 3-4 inches of snow we got is beginning to melt. The refuge had around 100k and another roost had another 30k. Guys are seeing plenty of snow geese. At noon the high field had 31 snows and low had 2. Those hunting this weekend should be fine. Forecast … [Read More]

Missouri – Hunting Conditions

The hunting conditions in Missouri are not as bad as expected. We have 4 inches of snow so far from the foot plus predicted. The hunters that choose to hunt this weekend are out in the snow goose decoys. Temperatures are looking like they are supposed to hoover at or below freezing for several days. … [Read More]

Missouri Snow Goose Hunts – No Snow So Far

We woke up expecting snow but we haven’t gotten any yet. It is suppose to start about 9 am and get real heavy in the afternoon. Yesterday hunting was slow in the morning but the afternoon picked up. High field was 44 and low was 14 on a the full day hunts.

Missouri – Thursdays Weather

I know a number of you have been following the snow storm that is headed our way. As usual the weatherman can’t tell us with any certainty what is going to happen. Two days ago they were saying 4 inches of snow…not too bad. Yesterday they were saying 11 inches and now today they have … [Read More]

Missouri – Mound City Meeting time

Meet at the clubhouse at 4:30 am. The Squaw Creek Refuge is loaded up. Looks like snow in our future. Radio just said up to 4″ possible. Today we are finished setting fields with our snow goose decoy spread. Monday our hunts begins.  

Missouri – Mound City

We have been hunting in both Mound City and Arkansas the last few days. After seeing the refuge count was over a million snows I left Arkansas for Mound City, Missouri. There are a lot of snow geese in the area…lots. Yesterday we shot 69 with a double banded snow that had a $100 reward. … [Read More]

Missouri – Squaw Creek Refuge Bird Count

Squaw Creek posted its latest count on their Facebook pages. Over one million snows. That is a lot of birds. I’m going back there tomorrow to start hunting a group in Mound City on Thursday. Arkansas snow goose hunts have been great. Today was 55 and 33 in the two fields. Most of North and … [Read More]

Arkansas – Sunday Thunder

Thunderstorms roll through on Sunday. We hunted 4 hours at most. We are not going to hunt when the sky if full of lightning. The two field shot 32 and 14. Both said the birds worked great. Last Friday Squaw Creek NWR was reporting 250,000 birds. Birds have been pushing north all week through Arkansas. … [Read More]

Arkansas – Mixed results today

Yesterday we shot 54 and 14 in the two fields. The field that shot 54 had lots of bird come from the north east and saw lots of migrators. The hunters had a half day hunt until noon with 31. Billy and I hunted the afternoon and shot 23 more. The field that shot 14 … [Read More]