Yesterday I got back to Mound City from Marshall. Today (3/4) is the last half day hunt down there. Today is also the first groups of guys in Mound City. I drove through the refuge and it is most locked with ice except for a small open pocket about 600 yards out from the observation […]
Yesterday the boys saw 2000 birds in Mound City. The refuge is 99.5% frozen. Tryg said most of the snow will be gone by today. The forecast temp Thur-Sat is supposed to be in the mid 40’s low 50’s with a good south wind. I’m banking on this to move birds into the Mound City […]
We are starting to run snow goose hunts March 4th back in Mound City. Currently there is a little snow on the ground. The Squaw Creek Refuge is frozen except for a small pocket of open water in front of the observation tower. The forecast for this coming weekend looks very good to me. Today […]
Yesterday was our first guided hunters in Marshall. One field shot 29 and zero. Loads of snow geese migrated into the area yesterday. Today we have three fields. Just to clarify. Those hunting March 1 will be hunting in Marshall Missouri for your entire hunt. For those hunting Wednesday March 3 or later. You will […]
We have to make a plan to make the transition from down south to Mound City. With all of the weather issues, where we hunt on March 5th is where we are going to be hunting until March 21. There can be only one place for and it has to be Mound City. While the […]
Finally we found lots of birds. We are going to run a couple groups that couldn’t move back. Lot of snow geese migrating today. We were not hunting Mound City but plan to by next Friday. Those hunting Monday through Thursday will be notified as to where to meet. I would tell everybody where we […]
Its 3:45am and we are headed south to an area that we believe is holding a good numbers of snow geese. I was able to make contact with all but one of the groups of hunters that are coming in through Feb 28. I plan of be running snow goose hunts this weekend. We have […]
This is turning out to be very interesting weather this year. I have been thinking back and I can’t remember a year where we have not had a good number of snow geese within a reasonable distance of Mound City by now. Today two truckloads of guide drove all day looking for a large concentration […]
Today there was a small migration of snow geese. We saw several thousand snows that appear to be using the river to roost at night. We set a spread this morning finishing about 11 am. Hunted a couple hours during mid day and shot a couple. There is a small area of open water on […]
Today was the first day we have seen snows in the Mound City area. Getting lots of reports of bird moving up to just south of us. Long range forecast for the upcoming weekend looks good.
I have decided to postpone hunts Feb 19-21 due to low bird numbers and poor weather conditions. Now before everybody hunting Feb 26-28 starts calling…breath…we have 10 days. The difference between 0 and 200,000 birds can be a few hours and we have a few days. This isn’t our first rodeo. If there is issues […]
Old man winter keeps hanging around this year. With less than a week until our first snow goose hunts are suppose to start it isn’t looking too promising that we will be hunting in Mound City. We will be heading down on Sunday. Monday we will scout areas a couple hours south to see if […]
Today I have gotten several phone calls from Texas, Southern Illinois, and Southern Missouri. All have one thing in common. Snows geese are migrating north. We were in NW Missouri over the weekend and saw a very small number of snow geese. There is still snow on the ground but the good thing is there […]
Today is the first day of the Conservation Order 2010. Our first guided snow goose hunts are Feb 19. If you are going to the Iowa Duck Calling contest in Burlington, IA this weekend I’ll be there at the Deadly Decoy™ booth. Stop by and chat.
All the reports I have been getting from my southern connections say snow goose migration has begun to head north. My farmers in Mound City say they have been seeing a few birds push up on the warmer days but that are not staying in the area. This is very common and something I expect […]
Here is a sneak peak at the new flyers we will be snow goose hunting over this spring. Many of you saw the prototype versions last spring. I think you will find these to be a little high quality.
Hank from Audreys Motel called and said he had a big party cancel March 5-8. Sounds like they had 14 room reserved. If any of you are looking for lodging during that time he ask me to let you know he has room now.
It is less than a month until our snow goose hunts start. The last several weekends I have had several of the guides over doing the prep work. Two weekends ago we assembled 5000 new windsocks. This last weekend we got all of the new rotary machines ready to roll. Because much of the stuff […]
Conservation Order Permit ($40) is the only license requirement for 2010. Back in April I emailed the MDC asking what was required. At that time what I was told was incorrect. See the email below. Tracy Northup: The Conservation Order Permit is the only permit required for hunting during the Conservation Order. I apologize for […]
It is hard to believe that we will be running snow goose hunts in just over a month. I guess when the temp are hovering below zero its hard to think about hunting snow geese but it will be here before we know it. We are setting pretty good this year but there will be […]