Snow goose hunting was average today. Several fields were in the 30’s. Tonight we are suppose to get 2 inches of snow but this coming week looks to be very good weather. We have space if anybody knows someone that wants to do a last minute hunt.
Lots of birds here right now. Hunting remains good. We ran two fields yesterday. The full day field shot 40 and the other had 24 by 10 am when they left the snow goose decoys. Funny thing happened while the guys were setting the decoys in a field. A ross goose flew into the field […]
We finished our second weekend. Snow goose hunting over the weekend was average. Sat had high winds which makes shooting for our snow goose hunters more of a challenge. The snow geese can bank into the wind and be gone in the blink of an eye. High field over the weekend was 69 and low […]
The refuge is reporting 600,000 snow geese currently. That is slightly above a normal peak level and about two weeks early. I still feel we will have bird through March 20. If we don’t it will be the first year we have not held birds until then. Last year we came to close up the […]
Our 2009 spring snow goose seasons started with a bang on Friday and ended with a bust on Sunday. You can usually whack them during the storm but after the storm passes they become tough to hunt for a few days. This weekend was no exception to that rule. Friday AM the snow storm hit […]
The first day of our guided snow goose hunts was good hunting but not so good weather. The morning temp was 33 with bare ground but ended the day at 25 with about 1 inch of snow on the ground. Above is a picture of the high field of 87 birds with 5 hunters. The […]
We hunted today. I have never seen this many birds so early. There has to be 200-300,000 snows here right now. The three of us ended the day with 38 birds. The picture is a little blurry because it was taken with a camera phone. Here are my thoughts on the bird numbers. This is […]
This morning I left the house at 5:30 headed for Marshall, MO. The reports on the website were saying 140K however after arriving and burning several tanks of gas driving around I got the feeling that there wasn’t that many there anymore. I did find them though, or should we say they found us. Mound […]
I arrived in Mound City yesterday. Mike had told me there were a pretty good number of snow geese here already.
I’m leaving tomorrow for Mound City. A couple of our snow goose guides have been down there for a couple of weeks. The number of snow geese in the area is up and down. When we get warmer weather the snow geese move in and when it temps drops the birds move out. This coming […]
The leading edge of snow geese have migrated into Missouri. The snow goose guides that are in Mound City say there is about 40K on the squaw creek national wildlife refuge. Central MO is reporting 30K. Knowledge can be a dangerous thing and I’m always a little hesitant to post about these early arrivals. So […]
Remember the 2nd half of your payment is due Jan. 15th this year not the morning of your first days snow goose hunt as in the past. The change was a request from several of you that don’t like waiting around while we collect these payment.
The last two mornings have been in the -20 degree range here in Iowa. Although it is rough being away from the family it is welcome to head south were the temp’s are warmer. Temps in Missouri look good on the 10 day forecast. Most days are above freezing with several days in the low […]
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Just around the corner is the 2009 spring snow goose season. I’m so looking forward because it should be a good one. We hunted the week of Thanksgiving in NW Missouri and smashed the snows geese. I had the best decoying birds […]
From all accounts the snow goose hatch was a good one. Everyone I have spoken with that hunted Canada this year had excellent hunting and all of them said the number of young Snows and Ross geese were impressive. If we have normal weather it should be a good season.
Welcome to our bird count page. Below you will find some websites and phone numbers we use to track the birds migration. One note of caution on these though, they are just the opinion of the person putting the post. Because of this they may or may not accurately represent the actual number of birds […]