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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • : When is the best time to come?
    : It Really Depends on the area and the weather. For the start of the spring snow goose hunting season being in Arkansas and the southern states as the snow geese start to leave the south to head back to their breeding grounds is probably a safe bet. As the season progresses being in the middle states catching the migrations moving north in large flocks is the best place to be and so on as the season progresses and the freezeline and colder weather starts to disappear. But, this can all change with one shift of weather or a late winter storm. So, there really isn't a best answer for this question except it depends on the weather, where the migration is, and the time of year you are interested in booking a hunt.

  • : How many shells should we bring?
    : We suggest you prepare to bring around 3 boxes a day that doesn't mean that it is a guaranteed number of shells we will shoot but, it is a ball park figure. However, we could shoot less and we could shoot more. If, that works out to not be enough we have backups and or can get some relatively close by. Check out other things to bring for your spring snow goose hunt on our what to bring page. What to Bring

  • : Where will we be hunting?
    : We try to stay on the geese and do our best to stay mobile so, our locations tend to change very quickly if needed. We typically run the majority of our hunts in Central Missouri, However we have had to move our locations a lot over the past 5 years with the ever changing migration. We ask that you contact us atleast a few days or a couple of days before your hunt dates to find out where we may be at. Plan on Central Missouri but, we could be anywhere in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, & Nebraska.

  • : What if we have to cancel your hunt booking?
    : Weather and situations can change quickly out of our control. If, we have to cancel a hunt for any reason we are doing it in your best interest in mind and don't feel that things are good enough to charge you and your party for a hunt that we feel may not be what we concider a successful hunt. That being said we try our best to make sure our hunts are successful and worth your money. Ultimately we are dealing with mother nature and she has the last say in it all. If, we have to cancel a hunt for any reason we will do our best to work with you to accomodate any issues and ultimately would like to either reschedule your hunt for other dates that season or even re-schedule for the following season. Check out our deposit and refund policy Deposits & Refunds

  • : Where is the best place to fly?
    : Depending on our location if, we are east or west typically you should be able to fly into St. Louis Missouri or Kansas City, Missouri. Most of the places we hunt will be within 2-3 hours from either of those airports. But, we ask that you please contact us before booking to make sure that you get a flight to the proper location.

  • : How many geese will we shoot?
    : The number of birds that you will shoot is dependant on so many things and again hunting and the situation is in the hands of mother nature, your shooting ability, and also your ammunition. We can't tell you for sure but, it could be in the ball park of 1 - 100. Every year is different and every field is different day in and day out. On average we can shoot anywhere from 35 - 40 birds a day but, that is an average there are bad days, good days, and great days you just never know what your going to get. We hunt mostly semi perminant migration spreads and sometime if things come togther just right we could set some feed fields. Most of the time our migration fields kill more than our feed X fields and it is truely out of our control other than putting you in the best position we can to give you the best chance to shoot snow geese. We have set feed X fields and shot a handful and we have migration fields that have shot over 100.

  • : How many decoys do you use?
    : We use anywhere from 800 to 2000 windsock decoys in our sets it just depends on the area and what the conditions are. Most of the time our decoy sets are around 1200-1500 for our migration fields.

  • : Can we shoot other waterfowl?
    : the spring snow goose season you are only allowed to shoot snows, blues, and ross geese. You can not shoot any other waterfowl during this season.

  • : What kind of blinds do you use?
    : We now only use Hardcore Run N Gunner Blinds and Tanglefree Ground Ghost. and we ask that you bring white tyvek suits, white coats, and white beanie hats.
    Hardcore Run N Gunner Video
    Tanglfree Ground Ghost Video

  • : What ammunition should we bring?
    : We suggest that you bring 12 guage ammunition 3" or larger shot size starting at #2's anything larger than that would be acceptable for you if you are comfortable shooting larger loads. Make sure that it is a non-toxic shell no lead is allowed. Check out more of what to bring. What to Bring

  • : Can I bring my dog or dogs?
    : We have a dog policy and you may read it on our dog policy page. We allow dogs and just ask that you contact us and let us know and we will make a decision on a case by case basis. Dogs are great tools to have but, they can also ruin a hunt quickly. Dog Policy

  • : Does your price include lodging?
    : Currently we do not offer lodging for our hunts as we stay mobile as much as possible and move around so we use hotel and motel accomodations as close as we can to our hunting locations. Hopefully in the near future we will be able to offer lodging for our hunts and have an all inclusive hunt package with hunts, meals, & lodging. View our lodging information page. Lodging Information

  • : What is needed to reserve hunt dates?
    : We require a 50% non-refundable deposit for any hunt reservations to hold your dates. We also require the remainder be paid before you hunt with us the first day. View our deposits and refunds policy page. Deposits & Refunds

  • : Do you clean the birds?
    : We can and will clean the birds if you need our help but we ask that you take care of them as it is your resposibility to clean and dispose of the snow goose carcuses that are harvested during your hunt. We do offer bird dressing for a fee because we are typically doing a lot during the day and night and we will assist if we have the time. You can view our bird cleaning policy by clicking this link Bird Cleaning & Transportation Policy

  • : Do you join groups or mix and match groups?
    : We try not to but, if we have available openings and your party doesn't fill a field then we may or may not add another group to your field. We do offer exclusive field packages if, you want to have a field exclusively to your self. You can check out our exclusive field pricing on our rates and pricing page.
    Rates & Pricing

  • : What should we bring?
    : Bring white! White suite, white coat, and white hat. Pack for warm and cold as well as wet and dry conditions. We are not weather men and if we we're it wouldn't matter anyway because you know how that goes. There are many other things to concider when packing for a spring snow goose hunt, you can view a bigger list of things to bring on our what to bring page. What to Bring

  • : Do you provide transportation to the field?
    : We do not provide transportation to the field it is your responsibility to work out your transportation to our hunting location as well as to and from the field. However, if needed and if a situation arises that we need to provide transportation to and from the field then arrangements can be made to accomodate.

  • : What about meals?
    : As stated before our hunting packages do not include food and lodging there for it is your responsibility to fend for yourselves on food and lodging. We will help you with finding food and lodging near our hunting locations and will be able to direct you to any place for both food and lodging. If you want food while hunting we suggest that you grab food for mornings and for afternoons while out in the field or if it is slow during the day mid day we can break to get lunch. After the hunt you can find some accomodations for food at local restaurants and or local grocery stores to get food.

  • : What about licensing?
    : Most of the time if you need to purchase a license we will be relatively close to a location to purchase licenses locally. If you are planning on traveling through the night it may be best for you to stop at a walmart or store in the state that we are hunting in before everythings is closed during your travel. Otherwise you will not be able to take part in the hunt the following day. It is your responsibility to find out about licensing and plan for purchase of those licenses to hunt. We can do our best to inform you of locations to purchase licenses and the times that they are available near our location.

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Spring Snow Goose Hunts, Waterfowl Hunts, & Turkey Hunting Outfitters

Hunting and Chasing the spring snow goose reverse migration, & the fall and winter waterfowl migrations for 23 years. Would like to chat with us about any information regarding our guided hunting opportunities & adventures please get ahold of us regarding our guided spring snow goose hunts, guided duck hunts, guided goose hunts, guided turkey hunts, & guided youth hunts now!

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Spring Snow Goose Hunting Outfitters

23 years of experience starting back when the conservation order was mandated in 1999. We have learned a lot over the years chasing the spring migration across state borders with climate change affecting our spring snow goose hunts success and a shift in migration patterns forcing us to adapt in order to be successful.

We started hunting in Mound City, Missouri home to the famed Loess Bluffs NWR AKA Squaw Creek and have since expanded our spring snow goose hunting territory. Things have changed over the past ten years with tempuratures and migration changes and we have decided to focus our efforts on a scaled down and mobile spring snow goose hunting method. We are now only running two spring snow goose hunting sets per day so, that we can stay as mobile as possible and focus our efforts to service our clients with the best possible opportunity to get under the flight. With this our rates will reflect our efforts as well as our needs to stay mobile and try to offer the best possible hunting experience for our clientele. Please contact us soon to find out if, we have openings for your spring snow goose hunting trip this year or in the not so distant future.

Snow Goose Hunting Information

Read about the light goose conservation order as well as get information regarding our spring snow goose hunts from what to bring to rules and regulations for each state that we hunt in. Find relavant spring snow goose hunting information before you go on your next spring snow goose hunt. Please if, you don't find what you are looking for contact us directly and we can get you the information that you need. or you can also check out our frequently asked questions page as well.

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Our Hunting Dates

Check out our seasons running in the spring for spring snow geese & turkey's then through fall and winter for our ducks & geese. We are in the field starting September for our Michigan Early Goose Season to mid January chasing ducks and geese around our Central Missouri lodge. Then we go right into Spring Snow Goose Season starting the beginning of February running through April and then coming back home we go right into Spring Turkey Hunting Season in Michigan

Spring Snow Goose hunts

We start our hunts in Missouri for the Missouri spring snow goose hunting opener AKA the light goose conservation order around the first week in February depending on the Missouri season dates.
At that time we will be running groups in Central Missouri region. If, winter still has it's clutches on that area we will either move over into North Eastern Kansas or be forced to move down into the Missouri bootheel or even in Arkansas if needed. Contact us for more information today !

Our Hunting Photos

Spring Snow Goose Hunts Photo Album

Please feel free to browse through our spring snow goose hunting photos, our duck & goose hunting photos,& our turkey hunting photos. The images showcased are some of our successful hunts with our hunters and can give you an idea of the services that we provide. Please take a look around and if, you join us for a hunt you may be able to get your hunting images included in our photo albums.