So far the 2015 fall has been a little lack luster duck hunting. We have had a few good hunts. Most of them early in the year on wood ducks. We had high hopes this last weekend since it was the first major cold front of the year but the ducks didn’t cooperate. Saturday was […]
We can’t talk about our 2015 snow goose hunts without discussing the weather. This year’s spring snow goose hunting had a number of weather challenges. Mother Nature was cruel at times to our snow goose hunters. Our Arkansas snow goose hunts began with awesome hunting. Above normal temps had snow geese migrating up to mid-Nebraska […]
We are in typical late season snow goose hunting pattern right now. You don’t see many geese but what you do see work well. Yesterday was a little slower. We had 4 fields running they shot 17, 11, 2, and 0. Today was much better. We saw more birds and the 3 fields we were […]
Today the fields shot 14, 12, 11, 10, 10, 3, & 2. Some fields saw plenty of snow geese while others didn’t see much. There is very little on the lake now. Most of what we are seeing we believe are migratory flocks coming from the south heading north.
I have had more than one of you point out that I have not posted here in a while. One of my guides had to go home to take care of some personal matters so I have two hats… guiding hunters and keeping the snow goose hunts organized. I apologize for the lack of posts. […]
Snow goose hunting was a little better today. High field was 30 Low 0. Seemed to be more Ross in the area tonight. Here guide Drew shows off a band shot in his field.
Here is the Nebraska Snow Goose Refuge on 3/6/2015. There is just as many snow goose to the left and right of this frame as are in it. Tonight they flew off very high. I’m not sure how the guys did yet. Yesterday high field was 28 and low was 1. Today the temps hit 61 degrees. It […]
Yep… it’s snow. I’m not sure where the snow came from. The weather we were watching didn’t show it until last night just before I went to bed. It said 60% change of up to an inch snow. Guess they were right.
Hunting was a little better today. High field was 19. There was also a 17, two 11’s, and a 5. There is still a ton of birds around but they look like Moses parting the red sea when they come to our spreads. Some of the toughest snow geese we have hunted for a while. It will […]
Windy from the south but these birds right now are some of the toughest we have seen all year. There is a lot of them in the area but they are the front birds. We are picking up a few in the snow goose spreads. Two of the fields have had birds land in the field […]
Day two was similar to day one. COLD! Two of the groups didn’t hunt very long as it was snowing. One group hunted morning and evening with a big break in the middle of the day. The last group pretty much hunted all day… they shot 13. The other 3 groups shot 5, 5, and […]
The first day of our Nebraska snow goose hunts was cold. Temps was -6 on the way to the field. Hunting was slow. Hunting success ranged from high field of 15 to low field of 4 snow geese. It was not from lack of seeing birds. There is a ton of them here. They are feeding in massive feeds. Tomorrow […]
Last spread when in the ground today. The forecast looks to be a cold and snowy weekend. How does snow effect the snow goose hunting? Generally you do well while its snowing but after it stops it can get tough. We have snow covers which helps. A couple of the groups of snow goose hunters have moved […]
We met that game warden today. There has been several outfitters moving into this area the last few years and from the sounds of it they have been very sloppy when informing their hunters. Yesterday for example he checked 19 people and 11 of them were written tickets. Most for not having their federal duck stamp. […]
We drove down to the lake yesterday morning and there is a boat load of snow geese on it. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was 300,000 or more. The lake was mostly frozen so we will have to see how Sunday and Monday treats us. Right now Sunday is a high of 19 and low of […]
We arrive in Nebraska late Tuesday. Yesterday we scouted and lined up new fields. Today we will do the same. There are a lot of snow geese in the area. I’d say several hundred thousands bunching up in massive feeds. My biggest concern is the weather. Snow on Saturday and it is suppose to remain below normal cold. Average high temp […]
First I would like to thank the hunters this weekend. It was very slow hunting and most of you didn’t hunt Sunday to allow us to get our decoys out of the ground prior to a ice/snow storm. So far it has not been as bad as the forecast predicted however it rained before the […]
Hunting today was SLOW! Most fields saw a few thousand birds but it is a pretty long day in the field. Hopefully tomorrows 50 degree forecast gives us a push of migrating snow geese. Sunday’s weather is calling for cold.
We are in a bit of a lull in the action as of late. We are having one or two fields hit but we are getting a bunch of fields in the low teens or single digits. Wed high field was 47 and low was 9. Thursday high was 26 and low was 0 but […]
Monday was a very good day. High field was 47 with all but one field in the 30’s or 40’s. Tuesday was slow. High field was 34 but all of the other field saw few birds. The days they migrate we do the best and the days they don’t can be mixed. Overall I think last […]