Snow geese can be hunted without decoys by setting up in a flight line and picking your shots as they pass overhead. Other methods include sneaking up on geese with the help of hedgerows or levees, and using a cow board to hide behind as you approach a feeding flock.
What do you need to hunt snow geese?
Park vehicles at least a half mile away. Set out a minimum of 500 decoys (1,000 to 1,500 is better). Supplement shell and silhouette decoys with lighter, less expensive white rags or white plastic bag decoys. Wear camouflage or white if snow covers the ground.
Can you shoot snow geese on the ground?
It is legal, it can be done, and it can be done from a blind when they land within feet of it, and they can be shot on the water as well, all legal.
Do snow geese fly in the rain?
On days when it rains the snow geese normally stay in the field feeding all day. You don’t get an afternoon flight like on a sunny day. If you are in the right spot you can have small bunches trading around all day and some great snow goose hunting.
Will 4 shot kill a goose?
A 1 1/4 oz load of 4’s starting at 1450 fps or higher and keeping an even pattern will kill geese cleanly and ethically inside 30 yards.
What is the best weather for goose hunting?
Moderately Cool Temperatures
When the temps get in the lower digits such as 20s-40s it will create some of the better times for goose hunting. Geese move well in these milder temperatures as they are not too hot causing them to get lazy and not to cold causing them to want to stay put in one spot.
How do you attract snow geese?
Use kites, flyers, flags and other decoys to increase motion, especially directly behind your blinds on the upwind side of your spread. This will create the illusion of snows landing and leap-frogging over each other to feed. “Silosock flyers work really well to add movement to your spread,” says Terning.
How long will geese stay in a field?
Often, they fly much later than ducks, waiting until sunrise or even later to lift off. If not disturbed, geese will usually feed for an hour or two and then leave the field about midmorning.
What is the best time to goose hunt?
The first few hours of the morning and the last few hours of the evening are typically the times that you will see the most geese as they are actively feeding when they wake up for their morning meal and in the late afternoon as they prepare to roost for the night.
Can you shoot geese on the water?
It’s perfectly legal to kill a duck or goose on the water. The “seeking refuge in water” referred to is a law regarding big game.
Can you kill a goose with a 22?
If an air rifle was adequate for geese, a . 22 is, too. Don’t get caught!
Will a 22 kill geese?
It’s illegal to shoot ducks or geese with a rifle or pistol.. Yes, a . 22 will work for ducks, especially a head shot.
Is goose hunting good in the snow?
There’s nothing like waterfowl hunting in the snow. Ducks and geese just seem to respond better to decoys and calling in wintry conditions, and a marsh is never more beautiful than when it’s covered in a mantle of white. But the onset of real winter weather is often bittersweet for waterfowl hunters.