We Surrender To 2020

We raised the white snow goose flag to the 2020 snow goose season. Both Saturday and Sunday were slow; the rosey 10-day forecast turned to snow Saturday morning. Thankfully we didn’t get the 3-6 inches they predicted Friday. It is always a crapshoot hunting snow geese in the snow. We have had good hunts in […]

Pulled Spreads

We only have two groups hunting this weekend; the rest of us pulled decoys all day. One field shot 32 the other shot 4. Tomorrow it is going to snow up to 5 inches. We will see how the affects the hunting. I’m not sure how far north the snow is going to be. Hopefully, […]


We have been patiently waiting for another big day. Today we got a nice one. The high field shot 45 snow geese and our low field 4. There were some fields that did well today. The day started with rain and south wind changing to sunny and a north wind. It was a nice day. 

A Little Better Day

Hunting was a little better than yesterday. Our high field was 15, and the low field shot 3. The low field moved midday to a new set up. If they had hunted it all day, I think they would have shot a few more. The high field was lower than the last couple of days, but […]

Rainy Day

March 9th started out at 57 degrees at just after midnight. By 5:30 am the temps had dropped to 45. At 5 pm the thermometer read 36 degrees. It rained most of the day. It was a cold wet day and snow geese tend to go feed and hang out all day in the field. […]

Today Blows

The wind howled today. Gusts up to 50 mph, the radio said. I would imagine that in the morning there will need to be some clean up done to the decoys. When we set them, the ground was kind of hard. Some were not pushed far enough into the ground and certainly blew over today. […]

Solidly Average

Today was another nice average day. The mornings were much slower than in the afternoon. Late afternoon there were a lot of birds rolling north—still more than plenty of birds to hunt in the area. I spoke with several guide friends. There are snow geese in North Dakota was one report. Another shot 30 snow […]

March 1

Today was a beautiful migration day. I returned to SW IA from Decorah. The whole way down I saw migrating honkers. For the hunters the morning started out with no wind, once it picked up it was from the south, by the end of the day it was out of the north. Our high field […]

Day 1 Iowa

The first day of our Iowa hunting would fall into the slow category. There are a bunch of birds, but we were sword fighting with mean adults. The guides that I talked to said they saw plenty, but no wind in the morning hurt them. The high field shot ten, and our low field shot […]

Several Long Days

Sunday and Monday have been some pretty long days. We are out of our guiding routine, so our sleep schedule is all off tilt. Sunday we pulled spreads. Monday packed up all our gear then drove 8 hours up to Iowa. Today two of us touched base with landowners the rest set 3 fields. There […]