- Decoys – We utilize spread of snow goose decoys ranging from 600 to 1500 decoys depending on weather and what the birds demand. These decoys spreads consist of GHG, Avery & Big Foot, Sillosock Decoys, and Custom Wind Socks. Our decoys spreads with be set up usually before we arrive.
- Blinds – We utilize Scheels Layout blinds and in-ground pits near Squaw Creek NWR. These blinds are selected depending on the type of field we hunting.
- Electronic Calls – We utilize custom electronic snow goose callers, these units use digital recordings of live snow geese played through MP3 players. Each spread uses two – four loud pa speakers, the volume of these are managed by the guide.
- Special Equipment – Your guides also use state of the art snow goose equipment. Some special equipment is used on days that there may have no wind, or on days where the birds demand more from us and we deploy our bag of tricks to entice the birds into shooting range. (Vortex’s, Spinners, Flyers)
What to bring
- Facemask – Each hunter needs to bring a facemask which will be worn at all times in the blind.
- Clothing – Since spring conditions can vary from below freezing to 75 degrees changing almost overnight it is important that you come prepared for all weather conditions. We recommend each hunter to have a pair of waterproof boots, most hunters prefer knee high rubber boots as the fields may be very sloppy and hold some sheet water in the spring. Some hunters like to just wear waders to stay clean and dry. We also recommend that you have a set of waterproof clothing as it sometimes will be raining or snowing while in the field. Also from getting in and out of the blind causing the bottom of the blind will become wet/muddy. I also like on colder days to use those small shake-up hand warmers for my boots and pockets….nice to have toasty toes and fingers for $2.
- Ammo – We recommend you to bring a case of ammo for a 2-3 day hunt, we personally use #2’s, BB’s or BBB’s in our guns in the 3” – 3.5” lengths. If you can afford to use Tungsten or Hevishot this is the best loads available but spendy, #2’s are the best loads for that.
- Bird cleaning supplies – Bird cleaning is the responsibility of each hunter in the group. Birds can be cleaned by the groups at our house, but you have to bring your own supplies. We recommend each hunter to bring at least one box of 1 gallon zip lock bags, a fillet knife.
- Snack in the field – Since you will be spending upwards of 12-13 hours a day in the field we recommend each hunter to bring some snacks and drinks into the field.
- Camera – Make sure to bring your camera for those after hunt photos, since it is often muddy we recommend you put it in a zip lock bag to keep it dry.
Fully Guided Spring Snow Goose Hunts- Pit Blind Hunts-Mound City, Missouri