I sometimes wonder if the snow goose population is so large today that every year will be considered a good hatch. I have largely remained silent on this years snow goose hatch because frankly I fear my hunters are going to start thinking I’m the boy who cried wolf. The snow goose hunting reports I got from Canada […]
There were a number of weather challenges this year causing us to postpone more days than in any year in the past. Much of the spring snow goose season was unseasonably cold with many days 20-30 degrees colder than normal. Mother Nature gave us a couple crippling ice and snow storms that froze our equipment […]
The 2014 spring season proved without a doubt that the number one factor in the success of spring snow goose hunters is the weather. It has been often debated which has the biggest influence in hunting success. Is it the snow goose hatch or the weather during the snow goose season? We have always said […]
There is still a large number of birds on the refuge. Hunting is average with most of the snow goose hunters shooting between 10-30 birds per field yesterday.
Lot of snow geese remain on the refuge. Today was pretty similar to yesterday. If the right birds flew over you got them and if the wrong ones do it was slower. High field was 89. Low field was 1. We shot 216 snow geese between all of the fields.
On March 17 the refuge posted a count of 1.1 million snow geese. We are starting to see more juvy and Ross geese but there is still a good number of older birds that have seen snow goose decoys spreads. Yesterday high field was 64 and low field was 2. Today as of noon high […]
Another average day in the field hunting snow geese. Most fields were in the teen and 20’s. Yesterday it was 72 degrees out. Today (3/16) we woke to white ground. Hunting this morning in the snow was slow. Tomorrow’s temps are to be in the 50’s.
Hunting snow geese was mixed results on Friday. High field was 77 snows which is great however low field was 0 which is not. Average was about 20 birds. Afternoon hunting tend to be better than the mornings. There is good numbers of snow geese in the area but it is just a matter of […]
Another solid day in the snow goose fields. No huge numbers harvest but a lot of good average snow goose hunting. Groups in the morning saw slow hunting. The mornings for the last several days have been pretty slow for most fields. The afternoon snow goose flight has been much better. High field was 49 […]
Snow goose hunting continues to improve. Today was our best day of out Missouri snow goose hunts yet. The three top fields were 44, 40, and 39. One field hunted only a half day hunt shooting single digits. All of the other fields were full day snow goose hunts and harvest ranged from the teens […]
Yesterdays snow goose hunting results we slightly better than the day before. Over the last 4 days we have seen minor improvement in the hunting. Yesterday high field was 30 snow geese. There were several groups that hunted half days and their hunting was slow. All of those snow goose hunters shot in the single […]
There are a ton of snow geese in the area right now. I would say over a million. They are not decoying very well. I glassed a snow goose flock yesterday with a fair number of juvy’s in it. I’m not sure what is going on this year but it will go down as one […]
I spent the day doing some scouting out of this area into Nebraska. The snow goose guides said that we likely lost some birds. That is not a bad thing because the birds that were here didn’t like to decoy all that well. I have creditable reports of snow geese spread from TX to Redfield, […]
Meeting time changes to 5:30 am starting Sunday morning with the daylights saving time change. The 6th into the 7th there was a lot of birds moved into the area. I’m guessing Squaw Creek had to have 600-700K snow geese and Big Lake another 300-400K. Last night they all fed around the refuge. Hunting was […]
There was a push of snow geese from the south today. They are still using Big Lake. Todays snow goose hunting improved. High field was 30 birds.
I spent most of the morning driving around looking to see what birds were in the area. Big Lake is holding a fair number of snow geese. I would say 50-75K. Squaw Creek had a few but not nearly as many as Big Lake. Both have some open water which is somewhat surprising given the temp’s were well below […]
Those snow goose hunters that hunt March 6 or later are going to hunt as scheduled. The low yesterday was -7 officially. My truck actually hit -10 while I was driving. Friday it was 50 degrees and birds came rolling out of the south. Saturday through yesterday there was a steady decline in bird numbers […]
I’m heading back down to Mound City today. We didn’t run any hunts this weekend or Mon-Wed. We start our snow goose hunts again on Thursday. The forecast looks to be improving with temps for most of the 10 day in the 40’s or higher. Now maybe we can finally run until the end of […]
Those of you hunting March 6 and later need to wait a few days before I’m going to make any sort of call on your snow goose hunt. We are 8 days or more out from your hunt and there is no way to tell if what is forecasted will be true. If you look at different […]
I would like to thank all of the snow goose hunters that have been involved in moving your hunt dates this year. It has so far been a pretty painless process for me compared to other years I have had to do something so major. It is really appreciated. I still have a couple groups […]