Month: February 2018

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]

Lightning

After all of the antics of yesterday, today didn’t turn out all that bad. The high field shot 45. The 42 in the picture and then 3 dead sailers they picked up on the way to the trucks. The low field shot 20. All fields hunted the morning with on and off rain until around noon when … [Read More]

It’s Been An Interesting 48 hours

We knew it was going to rain going into this weekend so Thursday night after the groups were done hunting we pulled and moved one of the spreads to higher ground. It was set on a drainage ditch what was already full of water. It was pouring rain while we were doing the move. We … [Read More]

Rain Today – Weekend Outlook

Today it rained a lot (.9 inches 45° temp). There is water everywhere in the fields and over the roads in some places (typical and drains good). It wasn’t the down pouring rain we saw the other day but more of a steady rain all day. Two of the groups called saying they were not … [Read More]

Weather Outlook

Exceptional hunting continues. This year is going to ruin the expectations of a lot of new snow goose hunters. I’ve never seen anything like this year in the past 18 seasons of guiding snow goose hunters. Truly a special year. Today’s high field was 117 snow geese and the low field shot 33. It is a … [Read More]

A Season To Remember

The solid hunting continues. This year is likely going to be the best year in the 18 years of guiding snow goose hunts. The hatch was great. The weather although wet has been pretty good. If you get guys in the field that are good shots and the right birds fly over it is awesome. … [Read More]

Great Day!

Very good day in the snow goose spreads today. There was fog in the morning that helped but even after the fog burned off the hunting was solid. The afternoon was about as good as the morning in most of the fields. The high field was 127 and the low field was 8. The field … [Read More]

Holy Buckets!

Oh, boy did it rain this morning. It flat out poured rain. I’m not sure of the total but one of the guides has a tub on his quad and it had 2-3 inches of water in it at 8 am. It rained until around 11. Most of the groups went to the field, got wet, got … [Read More]

It’s Really Wet

Today we shot our 3rd blue phase ross of the year. It rained pretty hard this morning. Some of the groups waited for the rain to quit at a local restaurant. Some in the truck but everybody hunted most of the day. Success was an average of 23.5 snows per field. High field shot 53 … [Read More]

Mass Migration

The snow geese moved in mass today. A strong wind out of the south made for a massive push north. We were kind of expecting to see something like this at some point since we felt the migration was behind other years at this point. Midday the bird stopped pushing. Hunting today was exceptional. The … [Read More]

Weather Change

With a change in the temps, we also saw a change in hunting success. It warmed up nicely with a south wind. That usually means birds are moving north. They did and we had a solid day. The high field was 53 birds (guys had a subliminal message for their sweeties they left at home) … [Read More]

Stale Birds

We need to get some birds migrating. The birds we have in the area have been here a while and are getting tough to hunt. High field shot 41 and second high shot 34. All the other fields ranged from 0-8. Tomorrow and Thursday are going to have a warm-up with a strong south wind. … [Read More]

Reality Check

Snow goose hunting success is based on 3 things. Weather Shooting Hatch If you don’t have #1, the other two don’t matter. Such is the case today. Cold temps have stalled the migration and pushed birds back south. Our fields saw birds for a very short period of time and most had no intention of … [Read More]

Heading North

I’ve met the groups this morning and now I’m heading north to finalize a few things for our Iowa hunting. I plan on only being up there a few days but if it turns out to be longer those coming in to hunt in the next week will be contacted by your guide the night … [Read More]

Water World

This morning we woke to a little coating of ice. It really wasn’t that much but one group decided not to hunt. It is really not that bad as long as you bring waders. If you have them you won’t get wet. If you don’t you will be wet almost immediately. All but one field … [Read More]

Weather Blues

We got a lot of rain last night. Check out the video Gerald posted on his way to the field this morning. It’s wet, bring waders. It’s not going to dry for a few days. The good thing about Arkansas is most fields are leveled to drain. With some sun and wind, they dry fast. … [Read More]

Today was the first warm full day with a south wind. The snow geese started pushing north yesterday afternoon and continued to push all day today.  Hunting was really solid today. Nothing huge with a high field of 41 and a low field of 14. Average for today was 30 birds/field. Solid day of hunting … [Read More]

Gotta Love Louisiana

People from Louisiana love to hunt and love to eat. This is on the menu for the guides tonight. Today the morning was slow with no wind. The afternoon the wind picked up and switched to the south and the birds began to roll north. The high field was 46 and the low field was … [Read More]