Snow goose hunting can be a fulfilling experience, offering the chance to hunt delicious game birds and presenting a distinct challenge not found elsewhere.
However, before heading into the open fields or farmland for snow goose hunting, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the essentials. To help, we’ve gathered some of the frequently asked questions and answers about snow goose hunting, so let’s get started.
There are several things that you need to bring during snow goose hunting. Those things are the following: adequate clothing, guns, ammo, and snacks. Also, it is advisable to have a face mask on since the snow geese see the revealed face.
As for the clothing, bear in mind that since snow goose hunting is usually during spring, the weather can be pretty unpredictable. One day, it can be 70 and sunny, and the next 15 and snowing out. That’s why you need to have a lot of clothes since you never know what to expect.
As for guns and ammo, for spring snow goose hunting, we recommend a 12ga shotgun, even though 10ga is also acceptable.
The best conditions for goose hunting are when the temperature is between the 20s to 40s since geese feel comfortable during these temperatures and have no problem staying in one spot.
The best time for a snow goose hunt is around the afternoon, but you can also hunt them early in the morning if you have prepared decoys and other hunting gear.
For snow goose hunting, you need as many decoys as you can provide. The minimum of decoys is several hundred, but the optimum is a thousand or even more decoys for snow goose hunting.
Waterflow Unlimited is well known for organizing premium and well-organized guided snow goose hunting tours in Tennessee. With us, you don’t have to worry about any tactics regarding snow goose hunting since you are in the safe hands of our experienced guides, that will help you achieve hunting results above expected.
If you are wondering what to expect during your guided snow goose hunt, here is a short itinerary of one day with us.
We are starting a day by meeting at a pre-defined location from where we are heading to a place where we will hunt. There, we will set up hundreds or even thousands of snow goose decoys, electronic snow goose calls, and other helpful devices for a successful hunt. Our first hunt lasts until lunch break, which is around 11 am, and then we will return to the field for the afternoon flight of snow geese. At the end of the day, we are packing up if we move to a new field the next morning. This is likely possible since we are in contact with farmers in the three-state area, so we have information on which fields we can expect a large concentration of snow geese and for how long they will be there.
Therefore, if you want to have a successful and fun snow goose hunting, don’t hesitate to contact Waterfowl Unlimited and book your next guided snow goose hunt.