So far weather conditions for our South Dakota hunts have not been great. Hunting has been slow. Today it appears that some juvy and Ross moved into the area. There was a lot of snow geese migrating north. Tomorrow I’m hoping will be a decent day. Monday forecast is for more snow. Hopefully they miss […]
Although gloomy with a drizzle today we didn’t get the massive amount of rain they were forecasting for us. This should help our snow goose hunters.
Today was the first day of our South Dakota hunts. Snow goose hunting was slow today but the weather was less than ideal. Tomorrow we are supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow with wind gusts of 40 mph. Fields are very muddy…bring waders.
There is going to be a ton of rain rolling in Sun-Tue. Forecast amounts are 5 inches over those days.
Today is our last guided hunt in MO for the season. All we lost birds on the refuge but hunting success remained high. Yesterday almost everything that left the refuge didn’t come back. Mike and Tryg drove up to SD yesterday. There are lots of birds and lots of water in all of the fields. […]
We have been losing birds all week however the snow goose hunting remain very good. Yesterday we had a field shoot 147 snow geese and today we averaged 39 per field. March 23 we start in South Dakota. I have reports of large numbers of bird in that area. It sounds like it is going […]
Our move to South Dakota is approaching fast. Snow goose numbers in Mound City remain good. More typical of the last few years there are more bird that come back to Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge than leave it in the morning. The returning snow geese are not giving us much of a look. The […]
If you would have asked me how today was going to turn out I would have said slow. Very cold start to the day however WOW did the snow goose hunter stack up the birds today. High field was 216 (pic above) with a total harvest of 588 snow geese. Huge snow goose migration today. […]
For those starting to snow goose hunt on the weekend the new meeting time is 5:30 am. Rain and cold weather have moved in to the area the last few days. The warm up begins tomorrow and looks to continue through the rest of the dates we are running snow goose hunts in NW Missouri. […]
Today was another good day in the over the snow goose decoys. High field was 90 snow geese which ties the high field for the year. Low field was 15. Total snow goose harvest today was 312 snow geese.
Snow goose hunting is on or I should say is was today anyway. Today we saw a very large snow goose migration. Tons of snow geese moved up from the south. There is a good number of juvy snow geese in the flocks. High field was 69 and the low was 15 on a half […]
Snow geese are migrating in big number today.
The 2nd storm of the year swept through the area on Sat. Snow goose hunting prior to this storm has been good. Since the storm hunting has slowed. There are mainly adults with very few juvys in the snow goose flocks flying over our decoy spreads. Forecast for the next week looks very promising with […]
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 […]