Year: 2018

Light Goose Conservation Order

What are light geese? They are snow geese that come in two color phases, a snow and a blue. There is also Ross Geese. It is a sep­­­­­arate species but looks like a pint-sized version of a snow goose. They do come in a blue phase, but it is rare. Most biologists say a blue … [Read More]

Busy Time

We only have one group in town this weekend. Friday was a rain day. Hunters stayed into the field about 3 hours before the rain, wind, and cold got to be too much. They shot 5 birds. Saturday was a really good day. The hunters shot 110 snow geese. All of the spreads are pulled … [Read More]

March 15

  One of the fields did well today shooting 29 snow geese. The low field shot a 0. Most of the guides commented that they saw way more honkers than snows. We are in a bit of a lull in the migration of late. Tomorrow is calling for thunderstorms but a south wind. Maybe that … [Read More]

March 13 & 14

March 13 was pretty slow the high field shot 11 low shot a 0. Today was ideal migrating conditions and it was better high field shot 34 and low field shot 5. The remaining fields were in the teens. Not a bad day but we were expecting more given the conditions. Mound City that is … [Read More]

Another Slower Day

Today was the second slow day in a row. The forecast this week looks good and we know there are a number of birds south of us. We have friends that just wrapped it up in Arkansas yesterday and they were still shooting birds. I would be very surprised if we don’t get into some … [Read More]

Tough Overcast Hunting Today

Overcast and cold made for some tough hunting with our groups today. The high field shot 35 which is a nice day but on next closest field shot 6 and low field shot a 0. I drove home today because I have to work Mon-Wed so I didn’t drive around and look at what the … [Read More]

Time Change

  Another nice day in the fields. Our high field shot 52 snow geese while the low field shot 10. The average for today was 29.6. A respectable day. It would have likely been better but the birds would hang up on us. Not really flare but just lose interest. It was happening in most … [Read More]

OK Morning – Good Afternoon

Changing wind direction was the name of the game today. The guides did a lot of side shooting. The morning was slow to OK hunting for most of the fields. The mid to late day was pretty good.  Our high field shot 62 and our low field shot 29. That is a very good day. It … [Read More]

Solid Day

March 9: Although the wind was light the hunting was good. High field shot 60 and the low field shot 30. We also got our 4th band of the year. It was a juvy.  I ran home yesterday &  pick up the latest addition to the Up North Outdoors family early this morning. The kids, Denise, … [Read More]

Zero to Hero – You Just Never Know

You just never know how a day will turn out until its over. The last couple of days the weather has been not ideal for snow goose hunting. I always tell people “you just never know”. Today was a fine example of that. The high field shot 126 snow geese. This field shot a zero … [Read More]

Snow, Cold, & Wind

Snow flurries, cold temps, and wind gusts to 40 mph was the tale of today. There is a ton of birds in the area but they are setting up in mega feeds once again and flying not very far from the roost. The high field shot 23 snow geese and low field got a 0.  … [Read More]

Mega Feeds Out Of The Wind

Today started out with a drizzling rain with a howling wind. The geese hunkered down in low lying areas out of the wind in huge mega feeds like in this picture. We definitely got birds back from the north with the snow storm up there but they are not flying around like a normal day with … [Read More]

Day 3 – A Windy One

The wind blew today like crazy. It was really too much wind. Most of the birds feed close to the roost rather than fight the wind. Hunting success was a little lower as a result although not terrible. The high field shot 41 birds and the low field shot 9. The 41 bird field didn’t see … [Read More]

Day 2 – Iowa

Day two was another good one. South howling wind brought migrators up from the south. The high field shot 73 snow geese while the low field shot 28. The low field shot a banded blue goose. That is our 3rd band of the year and at least a 10-year-old. Tomorrow is suppose to be a … [Read More]

Hats & Hoodies

We are restocked with hats & hoodies: White or Black ball caps, Black-White-Brown stocking hats, Hoodies sizes LG-XXXL White or Brown, Med size Black only. Get with your guide. He will take your order and bring you what you need.

First Day In Iowa

Today was the first day in Iowa. It was pretty good. There are plenty of birds are in the area. High field shot 98 snow geese and the low field shot 5. The low field saw tons of geese however they were mainly adults that hardly looked at the decoy spread.  The high field shot about half … [Read More]

Ready To Roll In Iowa

We are all set and ready to kick off our last 17 days of the spring snow goose season. There are a lot of birds in the area right now so the hunters should see plenty. From the looks of the flocks that we are glassing there doesn’t seem to be an overabundance of the … [Read More]

First Full Day In Iowa

Today was our first full day in Iowa. All but one spread is in the ground. Tomorrow morning that will be finished. The rest of the day we will spend organizing gear and try to locate a few items that are somewhere in one of the trailers we packed up in Arkansas. There are plenty of … [Read More]

Heading North To Iowa

In a couple hours, we will be on the road north to Iowa. Over the next couple days, we will be getting set up to hunt. Once the stakes are in the ground we will start posting hunting numbers again. There are already a bunch of birds in the area. The meeting time will be … [Read More]

Sunsets On Our Arkansas Hunts

The sun has set on our 2018 Arkansas hunts. The last three days of hunting turned out to be a challenge. The rain Saturday night made the road from the house we rent impassable and the field a mess with standing water in the blinds. Once it got light I went for an ATV ride … [Read More]