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Spring snow geese

Postby Lefty » 03 26, 2021 •  [Post 1]

Crazy fun and certainly a different kind of hunt. I spent four days in South Dakota near Huron hunting snow geese on a guided hunt we hunted over 1800 decoys generally with a guide and six or seven other guests/clients. I realized real quick this older fat guy can't set up out of a layup blind like I used to be able to and the geese were usually dead or gone by the time I got a bead on them.
6 8 10 12 shots to kill one goose? The first half a dozen times I never sat up fast enough to get a shot once my back loosened up.
The guide commented to the whole group.
Slow down, pick a bird every flight in the furthest right goose is dead then he pointed to me ..
I think I let the comment go to my head I misedthe next few birds.
Fun hunt tens of thousands of snow geese thousands and thousands of ducks and I think there are more Canada geese flying over the field than I have ever seen in a year in Idaho
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Re: Spring snow geese

Postby GoGriz1234 » 03 28, 2021 •  [Post 2]

Sounds like a blast Lefty! How many did you come home with? What’s the daily limit?
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Re: Spring snow geese

Postby Lefty » 03 31, 2021 •  [Post 3]

SDDiesnt have. Limit for daily or possession 9n spring snow geese.
I n many ways it was and wasn't what I thought it would be.
Our guide had been guiding waterfowl for 17 years.
So he was good.
I asked what to expect for incoming coming birds.
"Always different"

I was thinking what does that mean?
I thought we would have one or two or three tornados of 1000- 10,000 birds above the decoys or maybe 500 or a 1000 gear work in and drop their feet.
It was everything but those two senarios.

Most of our birds came in at singles pairs and threesomes. Shots were called when geese were straight over the top us at 30 - 40 yards.
Even though most of the clients were acid hunters, snow geese, like me was a different game .
I soon found out even if they were good shots.
Nothing like the TV snow goose shoots.
1 two or three birds come in, 6 -15 shots and one it two or three dead birds.
Fun to see the shooting and missing.
Watching thousands of birds work the decoys , was so cool. Most slid off at 50-200 yards. But constantly working birds was so much fun.
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Re: Spring snow geese

Postby Lefty » 03 31, 2021 •  [Post 4]

One fellow was a chef. And willing to process the birds. I asked what he was keeping

"Everything except the feathers, and the last evacuation".


I brought home, two, a ross and snow to my brother's place in Mn..
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