Snow Goose Guides-Spring Snow Goose Hunting – Mound City, Missouri
Guided Spring Snow Goose Hunts – Come experience the storm !
BIRD HARVEST EXPECTATIONS
On your hunt with us you should expect to shoot between 10-50 snow geese per day. We average around 20-25 birds per field per day however there are days where we will shoot more and days where we have shot none out of a field in the past. I cannot however remember the last time that we have not shot any but you never know for sure hunting is hunting and there isn’t a guarantee when you are hunting wild birds. With that being said however last season was great. Our clients shot just over 3000 snow geese last spring in Missouri and the Dakotas. Our best day was 168 snows out of 1 field and our worst day was 5 or 6. We averaged about 35 birds per field however last season. The conditions were great for hunting the entire spring for the most part, good as to be expected I will say. Most of our clients hunt with us between 2-5 days giving them more opportunity for a big shoot, one of those 50-100 bird days or maybe even a day over the century mark which can be unbelievable. I would say you want to hunt at least 3 to 4 days however. Given the right weather conditions and birds you never know what could happen, last season our 168 bird day proved that. The hunting can be legendary with the population exploding the way it has. Its an opportunity that you don’t want to miss because when its all over said and done there will never probably be another opportunity in our lifetimes to see such an unbelievable sight of seeing thousand upon thousands of birds. To see thousands of birds above you spiraling down killing altitude to beat each other to the ground is quite the sight. To look up and see thousand s of birds stacked as far and high as you can see, to see the amount of birds coming that close, and the sound they make when they are decoying down to you. I’m sure you have heard of it…it’s the white tornado and you need to experience it. Given the right conditions during peak migration times you could have that opportunity. To see something like that is unbelievable not to mention after the smoke clears you see 15-20 birds falling. We had a 27 bird rainout last spring that was crazy and spectacular in every way. However the majority of your shots will most likely be at the flocks of snows that reach close gun range anywhere between 5 and 30 birds. The last thing I will say is you can expect anything when you hunt these magnificent birds.
WHAT YOU NEED
At least 2 boxes of shells per day you hunt I would recommend unless you shoot a gun with an ext tube. I shoot 12 ga 3-½ BBB with a pattern master choke tube which is lethal. I would recommend shooting 12 ga 3in or 3-½ however between the sizes of steel 1 or 2s to BB, BBB, or even T’s. Whatever you like to shoot its your choice just be sure its non-toxic boys. I would definitely bring some thing so that you are able to clean out your shotgun after each days hunt. The wind and dirt gets inside the gun and the next time a flock of snows comes in feet down your gun jams.. Its not a good feeling and we clean our shotguns regularly to avoid catastrophe like that. Camo warm waterproof clothes, gloves, facemask, and boots is absolutely critical, it could be 50 degrees or it could be 10 degrees. It can get extremely muddy at times so prepare accordingly for that because normally the mud isn’t good if you’ re not prepared for it. At times waders is the easiest however you will not need them necessarily depending on the amount of mud. Being able to take your waders off and be clean underneath can be the best way to go. You may want to bring some food and snacks to the field with you its your choice. Normally we do not leave the field for lunch however it is your choice to go grab some food or stay. Bringing a camera is a great idea also, we want you to take back plenty of pictures of your hunt however if for some reason you forget one we can send you the pictures. We also recommend you get your license online to avoid any hassles morning of the hunt, get your license ahead of time. You will need a cooler to keep the birds from spoiling. All harvested birds will be divided among the clients for the day. You are responsible for cleaning them.