Spring Snow Goose Hunting

February 22, 2012 by  
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Spring Snow Goose Hunting

by Doug Leier Since 1999 North Dakota hunters have had a spring hunting opportunity besides turkey. While overall interest and participation in turkey hunting overshadows the spring light goose season, those with a decade of spring snow goose hunting experience, and first-time participants alike are looking forward to the 2012 season, which opened Feb. 18. […]

Motion Snow Goose Decoys – Dare to be Different

February 22, 2012 by  
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Motion Snow Goose Decoys – Dare to be Different

Dare to be Different How many snow goose decoy spreads have you driven past over the years? Seriously, think about it. What did you notice? I swear most snow goose decoy spreads are close to the same. They consist of 300-600 snow goose decoys (usually windsock type), around a 4-12 flyers and maybe a circling […]

ND Spring Snow Geese

March 24, 2010 by  
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ND Spring Snow Geese

By Doug Leier The 2010 spring snow goose conservation season opened Feb 20. No we didn’t make a mistake, the probability of snow geese migrating back into North Dakota before March is slim, but the remote chance of a mild winter, limited snow cover and early spring are possible. Yes, I said possible, but improbable. […]

The Spring Snow Goose Blues

March 24, 2009 by  
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The Spring Snow Goose Blues

By PJ Maguire The blues have always been American. As American as apple pie, extension tubes, electronic calls and a high enough population of the North American Lesser Snow geese to warrant a Conservation Order. In the last month, I have gone from a blues bar in Chicago on one weekend, to snow goose hunting […]

A Spring Goose Hunter’s Lament

March 24, 2009 by  
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A Spring Goose Hunter’s Lament

By Richard Kaplan Note: Article Written at the end of April Hello. My name is Richard. I’m addicted to hunting spring geese and today is the seventeenth consecutive day I have not checked the Spring Snow Goose Migration Report at Nodak Outdoors. My support group believes that writing this article will be therapeutic for me. […]

Sudden Ludden

March 24, 2009 by  
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Sudden Ludden

By Chris Hustad Forecast: 40% chance of rain turning to snow with 25-35 mph winds out of the N with winds gusting over 40 mph at times. The day was the last day of goose season in 1990 and it was on that day that I learned the phrase “Sudden Ludden”. And it was the […]

Spring Goose Hunting isn’t for the Weak

March 24, 2009 by  
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Spring Goose Hunting isn’t for the Weak

By Chris Hustad Spring goose hunting in North Dakota is not for the weak. Whether you’re a decoyer or a sneaker/pass shooter, the mud and weather can make things miserable. I know some pretty hardcore fall goose hunters that won’t even attempt to hunt in the spring. “Too much work” or “Too much mud” or […]

Saskatchewan Goose Hunting

March 24, 2009 by  
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Saskatchewan Goose Hunting

By Chris Hustad There are moments of waterfowling that you can’t really put into words. An explosion of geese on the horizon that just keeps growing and growing until it’s all around you, literally. Instantly, childhood memories of hunting snow geese had reappeared. And I’m sure some of those same geese I hunted when I […]

Hunting Alone

March 24, 2009 by  
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Hunting Alone

By Perry Thorvig Who would think that there is actually a “down side” to having the luxury of a lot of time to hunt? The problem is that it may be difficult to get enough hunting partners to accompany you. My hunting partners usually set aside one long weekend a year to hunt geese in […]

North Dakota Hunting Trip – Year 2000

March 24, 2009 by  
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North Dakota Hunting Trip – Year 2000

By Perry Thorvig The 2000 trip to North Dakota was nothing less than spectacular. Though there were not many geese around on the second weekend of October, the ducks were everywhere and in big concentrations. Jerry Vandelac and I experienced an uneventful trip until we got to the Munich area. It was there that we […]

The Hilton — Old Goose Hunting Shack in North Dakota

March 24, 2009 by  
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The Hilton — Old Goose Hunting Shack in North Dakota

By Perry Thorvig I  suppose that most towns in the popular hunting areas of North Dakota have one. I am referring to a hunting shack that sits vacant the whole year accept for a few weeks during hunting season. This is a story about one of those places that we called the Hilton. The Hilton […]

Snow Goose Hunting After the Blizzard of 2001

March 24, 2009 by  
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Snow Goose Hunting After the Blizzard of 2001

By Perry Thorvig The most severe storm that I experienced during the mild winter of 2001-2002 occurred in late October. It had a huge impact on our hunting that weekend. The trip started off in a big snowstorm and ended in another kind of snow-storm. You remember the storm don’t you? It was the one […]

Spring Fling

March 24, 2009 by  
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Spring Fling

By Perry Thorvig Monday, March 17, 6:05 a.m. A lone Canada’s honk penetrates the pea soup fog and wakes me from my half sleep. It is the morning after a weekend hunting trip. I notice that the furnace has come on and I am starting to feel uncomfortably warm lying in bed. I throw off […]

Nebraska Snow Goose Hunting

February 14, 2009 by  
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Nebraska Snow Goose Hunting

By PJ Maguire The spring is only one time of the year that waterfowlers will travel South for the opportunity to hunt less “educated” birds. I was hunting south last year, in South Dakota, when I met J.D. Westerholm from Nebraska and Shawn Reiff, from the Rainwater Basin Decoy company, who is also from Nebraska. […]

So You Wanna Be a Spring Snow Goose Hunter?

February 14, 2009 by  
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So You Wanna Be a Spring Snow Goose Hunter?

By Chris Hustad It’s that time of year where winter is inching closer to spring, and my email box will begin to fill up with various questions on using decoys for spring snow goose hunting. Don’t get me wrong, one of the main reasons I started Nodak Outdoors years ago is I can’t talk enough […]

Spring Goose Memories

February 14, 2009 by  
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Spring Goose Memories

By Chris Hustad Anyone who knows me or has read any of my articles over the years knows my passion for hunting weary snow geese. From the start of the migration in Saskatchewan in the fall to the last flocks that leave North Dakota each spring, I can be found in pursuit of snow geese. […]