The snow keeps piling up and a nice snowline is forming for us snow goose hunters this year. On years like this it will make for more opportunities across the board. Checkout the current snow cover map here: During the conservation hunts of 2016 and 2017 we had minimal snow cover. The birds were almost […]
On tough days you can pull your hair out trying to figure out why the snow geese are not finishing. If you are hidden like a ninja, adjusted your decoys, played with the e-caller volume and they are still not finishing it is time to get underneath them and go vertical. You can kill a […]
Hunting during the deep freeze is my personal favorite condition to hunt. The birds are grouped up, they are in full plumage, and are very responsive to the call. By using the tips below you can take advantage of the extreme cold weather. Safety First Always follow the rule of “Live to hunt another day”. […]
Hunting ducks near a refuge or anywhere there is a lot of hunting pressure can be very frustrating. The hunting is really good after a new push of birds but after a few days the ducks seem to figure out where the refuge boundaries are and avoid hunters. The next time you run into this situation […]
Duck hunting can be fantastic when those final few fronts move in during the late season. But to enjoy this weather not only do you need to dress warm but you need to have set your decoys correctly, calling right, and shooting fast. By using the tips in the video below on setting your decoys, […]
When the temps start to drop and the snow starts to fly I begin to think about hunting late season geese. And my favorite way to hunt them is over water. There is something special about watching those huge birds waffle right into you water spread and making them splash down. Over the years I […]
Below are some tips from how to dress to choosing a location that will make your late season hunting safer, more enjoyable, and more effective! Dress for the conditions in layers The quickest way to get cold is to break a sweat and then sit still. Managing you layers so you do not break a […]
Every year I strive to be a more effective duck hunter and analyze the mistakes I find myself and other making and try not to repeat them on the next hunt. Sounds easy right? Yet I find myself and other making these more often than they should. Below is a summary of the top 5 […]
When the conservation season first started, the sounds on the market were terrible. But the snow geese had never heard an e-caller before and they worked well. Eventually crystal clear sounds hit the market like our SnowTalker recordings and hunters were able to crank up there e-callers to incredible volume before distortion. In those early […]
If you watch any big flock of snow geese on the ground you will see nothing but hopping and flapping snow geese. They are a greedy bird that seems to have a solid case of ADHD. They can never sit still. As a snow goose hunter you want your spread to mimic this movement. Not […]
Setting a decoy spread properly is more than just choosing the right shape. Paying attention to the details like where to put your snows, blues, and headed decoys can really add to your success. I will assume for now that you have chosen a general shape on how you want to set your decoy spread. […]
Once you have decided you are planning on setting up for a traffic hunt, how you set your decoys largely depends on how many days you plan to hunt the same field and the size of your decoy spread. Traffic Hunt Decoy Spread For Single Day Hunts Or Small Spreads: If you only plan to […]
I am often asked when is the best time to plan a spring snow goose hunt. The easy answer to that is whenever you can get out. That being said in the past 10 years spring snow goose hunting has changed tremendously. With the biggest change being the amount of pressure these birds see on […]
Storage of your equipment properly is very important. By following these steps below prior to storing your decoys, electronic snow goose call, guns, blinds, trailer, and clothing you can be assured they will be ready to go next year. Decoys: Windsock decoys – Clean off all the stake to make sure they are free of […]
The snow goose has gotten smarter, hunting pressure heavier, and the flow of information on what works and does not work on geese happens overnight thanks to the internet and smart phones. There are no secrets anymore! What does all the above mean? It means you have to be on the top of your game to consistently decoy snow geese.
My favorite spring snow goose hunting condition is south winds and sunny. It is not only relaxing, but it is simply the deadliest weather when it comes to decoying large flocks of snow geese.