If you have had some kind of experience with hunting snowing geese, you might have already noticed that they are fast learners and become aware when they feel like they’re being hunted. Not only that, but since they travel in huge flocks, thousands of eyes seek safe feeding and resting grounds. If you really do want to go snow goose hunting then keep in mind that it will demand hard work and various strategies. Don’t worry, once you get the hang of it then the whole hunt starts to become even more fun. To start you on your journey to becoming an expert snow goose hunter, we have listed down a few tips that you should keep in mind.
What you Need to Know
First, you need to discover fields where numerous snow geese feed; scouting the said fields for snow geese is a must. Usually, the snow geese will keep coming back to an area until all the food has been eaten. On the other hand, snow geese will most likely not come back to a field where they were shot at; snow geese have great memory for incidents like that. Basically, discovering a feeding ground and properly setting up decoys will give you about two to three successful hunts. You can hit the jackpot for about two nights and a day before the birds leave and look for another field. Some additional tips:
- Take away all signs that any human has been there; tire tracks, candy wrapper and other items that were not given by Mother Nature should be hidden.
- Your vehicle should be parked at least half a mile away.
- It’s highly recommended that you wear something camouflaged or white when there’s a lot of snow.
- Don’t go overboard with the goose call, which might even drive them further away.
- Avoid shooting the geese before they even get a chance to land. The best shooting opportunity will be presented to you when the birds are already on the ground, get nervous then prepare to take flight.
- Always focus on one bird at a time, don’t get overwhelmed by their numbers.
- As you take your first shot, aim at the birds around the fringe of the range, afterwards you can work your way through the birds closer to you.
- Shooting during the morning will end when the geese return to take refuge during the middle of the day, they won’t return until noon.