- When hunting snow geese, the more calls you have the better. Try using two electronic calls plus your mouth call.
- Nebraska, Iowa, Northwest Missouri, South Dakota and North Dakota are some of the most popular states for spring snow goose hunting.
- Gun Loads (for 12-Guages): 3-inch BB, BBB, or T-Shot in steel. In Bismuth and Tungsten, BBs and 2s are the loads of choice.
- Choke: improved to full, depending on how your gun patterns with the large loads.
- Call your state Wildlife Agency for general information on season dates, regulations, and snow goose staging areas.
- For detailed tips on hunting spring snows, check out Ron Spomer’s article, “Strategies for Spring Snows,” in the Jan./Feb. issue of DU Magazine.
- Decoying: Most guides use 2,000 or more decoys, but if you aren’t going with a guide, 300 to 400 decoys will do the trick.
- Arrange decoys in a teardrop shape, large at one end and small at the other with your blind in the center.
- If the geese aren’t coming all the way to your decoys, switch from white clothes to camouflage and set up 100 yards downwind of your decoys.
- Scouting is key. Try to hunt a field that birds were in the night before.
- Flags and wind socks add movement to a decoy spread. Some hunters also use black and white balloons attached to poles to create the same effect.
Federal recommends using a non-ported choke tube. This will allow the uniquely shaped Black Cloud pellets and FlightControl wad to pass through the bore more smoothly, allowing for an even tighter downrange pattern.
- Gauge: 12
- Shell Length: 3″
- Shot Weight: 1-1/8 oz
- Shot Size: BB
- Shot Type: Non-Toxic FlightStopper
- Wad Type: FlightControl
- Muzzle Velocity: 1635 fps
Snow Goose Outfitters and Guides– Mound City, Missouri
Cook Time: 3 hours
- 8 goose legs, about 2-3 pounds
- 3 tablespoons duck fat, lard or butter
- 1 large onion, sliced, about 3 cups
- 1 pound yellowfoot chanterelles, beech mushrooms or other mushrooms
- 7 cups duck stock or beef stock
- 2 teaspoons marjoram
- 1 cup barley
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 1 celery root, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon sour cream per person
- Heat the duck fat in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat and brown the goose legs well. Salt them as they cook. Remove the goose legs as they brown and set aside.
- Once the goose legs are all browned, add the onions and mushrooms and turn the heat to high. Stir to combine. Saute until the onion begins to brown, about 6-8 minutes. Add the marjoram and return the goose legs to the pot, then pour over the duck stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until the goose legs are tender, anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours.
- When the goose legs are tender, remove them, let them cool a bit, and pull all the meat off the bone. Return it to the pot. Add the barley, carrots and celery root. Stir well and cook until the barley and celery root are cooked, about 30 minutes. Add salt to taste.
- Serve garnished with dill and black pepper, and give everyone a dollop of sour cream on their bowls when you come to the table.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Scott, wanted to tell you what a great hunt our group had on feb. 4 2012. Your advice on early spring season birds was spot on ! This year might well be one of the best conservation order seasons on record due to the mild weather in Missouri. You know what they say….the early bird gets the worm and the early hunters get the birds. Anyway those white birds provided lots of action in such a way that I’ve become an addict. You and your crew did a fantastic job of making us feel like hunting buddies and not just clients. Hope you’ve got a couple of spots open this weekend, we are planning to shoot more geese on Saturday if your not booked up.
See ya in the field! Phil
After spotting snows, blues and specks as far north as Nebraska City, NE which is 70 mile North of Mound City this winter storm will stop them from continuing their march north. This is just what the doctor order to keep all of us in the game. We are hunting today, Saturday, and Sunday.
Hunt Over Large Decoys Spreads near Mound City, Missouri and near Squaw Creek Refuge
Key Questions To Know and Ask
- How Many Committed Hunters Are In Your Group?
- What Dates Would You Like To Hunt?
- 50% Deposit Required To Reserve Your Spots
- Limited Lodging Is Available In Mound City
- Historically The Best Dates In The Squaw Creek / Mound City, Missouri Area Are March 1 – 21
Call NOW before we are booked!
February 15 – March 21
Premium Package 1 – Spring Snow Goose Hunt
– full day hunt (30 mins. before sunrise)
– fully guided field hunt
- $175.00 per hunter / per day
- February 10 – March 21
- 8 – 10 hunters per field
- Hunt over large GHG fullbodies, Dead Decoys, and Sillosocks snow goose decoy spreads
- Goosegetter electronic callers
- Top notch equipment and guides
- Heated Pit Blind Hunt Available – Hunting with over 1500 decoys ($250.00 per hunter / per day)
- To Book Your Hunt Call 855-473-2875
Call NOW before we are booked! 855-473-2875
- Guided Spring Snow Goose Hunts 2012 in Missouri from Grand Pass to Mound City.
- Book Your Hunt $175 per hunter/ per day
- Fully guided hunt in stalked cornfields with over 1000 decoys in each spread including Avery full body decoys, silo socks, flyers, E-callers
- NO LIMITS, NO PLUGS
- Visit Snow Goose Guides
The Missouri Conservation Action Season opens February 1, 2012 We have some openings for the beginning of the season.
Special Early Season Price
- Exclusive fields available
- Maximum of 10 hunters per field
- Avery, GHG, and Silosock Decoys
- Stalked cornfields
- Layout ground blinds
The Missouri Conservation Action Season opens February 1 We have some openings for the beginning of the season.
- Exclusive Fields Available
- Heated Pit Blind
- Limited to 10 Hunters per Field
- Layout Gound Blinds
- GHG Full Body Decoys
- Silo Socks
- Vortex Machines