Reality Check

Snow goose hunting success is based on 3 things.

  1. Weather
  2. Shooting
  3. 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 stopping. Heading south to warmer weather I guess. The high field was 17 snow geese. All the other fields were in single digits. Today was far and away the slowest day of the season.  As good as this year has been we are still hunting snow geese. Daily harvests in the teen’s & the twenties is a good day.  Today was just a slow one.

On the bright side, there is a warm up coming this week. Winds are supposed to be out of the south 8 of the next 10 days. I would say the migration is behind schedule. For sure behind the last couple years migration. There is also a pretty fair number of day where rain is forecasted. Waders will make you enjoy the hunt and allow you to stay in the field all day. You won’t need them in all the fields but you will be glad you have them in a couple of fields.

I’m up north finishing up a few items for our Iowa hunts. I’ll head back down in a few days. The only snow geese I saw on the way up were 120 miles south of Squaw Creek.