What to expect on your guided snow goose hunt:
Your Snow Goose Guide will meet you the first morning at a pre-defined location to start the day. From there we will set up the snow goose decoys, electronic snow goose calls, and other motion devices. We will usually ask for a little help in the morning. We use hundreds; sometimes thousands of decoys to make sure everything is perfect. Once the flight starts we will typically be in the blinds until around 11am then break for lunch. After lunch we will return to the field for the afternoon flight of snow geese from the surrounding roost ponds and flooded fields. When we are all done at the end of the day we may ask for some help packing up if we are moving to a new field in the morning. NOTE: We have EXECUTIVE packages where you are not expected to help with decoys. These hunts run $50 more per hunter per day.
Guided Snow Goose Hunting Results:
An “average” day in the field will result in 15-30 snow geese being taken per group of snow goose hunters. But there is always a good chance of a great hunt of 50-100 snow geese being taken, or a poor day due to weather or changes in the flight path of the geese and we only take 0-5 birds. We will work diligently to make sure that you have the best opportunity to have a fun, safe trip while making memories that last a lifetime.
Note: A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required at time of booking..
Cost is $250 per person per day. In order to have exclusivity to a field you will need a group of 6 or more hunters.
Because weather plays such a significant role in snow goose hunting we highly recommend that you book a two or three day excursion.
Spring Snow Goose Hunting - What to bring?
What to Bring to your spring snow goose hunt - Spring snow goose hunting is a season of extremes. One day it can be 70 and sunny and the next 15 and snowing out, because of this it good to be prepared for your hunt. Here is a list of things you may want to consider bringing for your hunt.
Guns - For spring snow goose hunting we recommend a 12ga shotgun, 10ga are fine but if you are on a hot hunt pulling the trigger on 200 rounds might get a little hard on your shoulder. If you have one I would bring a back-up gun just in case you have issues with your gun, with the changing conditions and the mud in the fields guns tend to have issues. I would also not recommend bringing a gun that needs to be babied since we are hunting out of layout blinds and the gun must be inside of the blind with you and things tend to be a little dirty in the spring.
Ammo - We recommend BB’s, this is a great all around shot. If the birds are working in tight 2’s are great, if the snow geese are not playing nice and we need to shoot a little higher BB or BBB is a better option. I always recommend 2-3 boxes per day per hunter.
Clothing - Well you need to prepare for anything while chasing snow geese in the spring. Most snow goose guides will have an entire back seat full of clothes because they know Mother Nature will throw anything at them from day to day. I would recommend some warm waterproof clothing because it can snow and dip down into the teens and twenties in the spring. Because there is often snow melt and rain in the spring the fields tend to be a little bit muddy, because of this many spring snow goose hunters tend to give up and wear waders which is a great option since you can strip down and jump into your truck and be clean underneath. Otherwise I would plan on temps from 10-70, sun to snow/rain. You just never know what Mother Nature is going to throw at you.
Face Mask - A great idea to keep your shinny face hidden from the circling snow geese, a forehead on a sunny day is like a mirror telling the snow geese exactly where you are.
Snacks – There are days when the birds are migrating that we will not leave the field, it is a great idea to bring plenty of snacks/drinks with you each day.
Cleaning Supplies - Remember at the end of the day the birds must be cleaned. Since a wing must be left for transport I recommend 1 gallon zip lock bags, only one bird per bag. A knife, latex gloves, and some water/towels for cleanup are nice too. Also some large strong trash bags for the rest of the bird, if your guide can’t find a home for the waste most hotels will let you toss them (make sure to ask first).
Guided Snow Goose Hunts
Call today to find out why Waterfowl Unlimited was chosen as one of the Top 3 waterfowl hunting destinations in the country! Spring Snow Goose Hunting in Arkansas, Missouri or Tennessee. Our guided snow goose hunts are conducted in a three state area that is dominated by rice fields and winter wheat which draws in the migrating snow geese. We have spent years developing relationships with farmers in the three state area that we continually stay in contact with throughout the spring snow goose conservation season. We will typically be in contact with as many as 50+ farmers in this area and know exactly which fields are holding large concentrations of snow geese and how long they have been using the area. This requires more work on our part but our customers enjoy the fruits of our labor.