They're not the same in EVERY state, but for most midwestern states I believe unplugged guns, electronic callers, and no limit is the pretty standard. I know it's that way in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and I'm sure others.Are the regs for the spring snow goose reduction hunts the same in every state? I know years ago in Louisiana you could use guns with extended magazines and as many shells as it could hold, electronic calls and no daily bag limits...I saw hunts where my brother and a buddy killed 50-75 each per day over a 3 day hunt.
Yep that's what my brother said...fun to shoot the heck out of them for two days but they ended up with hundreds of pounds of meat. Gave away a lot of it to friends. They just breasted them out as well.They're not the same in EVERY state, but for most midwestern states I believe unplugged guns, electronic callers, and no limit is the pretty standard. I know it's that way in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and I'm sure others.
I don't know why anyone would want to kill 50-75 a day. My dad, brother and I killed about 30-35 between us on our first day there, and that resulted in more bird cleaning than I ever want to do in one day (it didn't help that we hunted until dark). If we didn't have a bird hitch we would have been up way too late.
By day 3 we stopped shooting after the first few flocks came in because we didn't want to clean any more. We had to buy extra coolers just to bring all the meat home. There definitely can be too much of a good thing.
The sound of their calling can be deafening on a large flock. I've seen flocks in SW Louisiana and south Texas that cover several acres and number in excess of 10,000 geese in a single flock feeding.A spring snow goose hunt really should be something that every waterfowler should experience. It is absolutely amazing to look up into the blue sky and see those beautiful white geese locked up and coming down into the spread. Many times we had the experience of being in the middle of a tornado of snows which produced sights and sounds that are hard to put into words.
I think we tried for around 15-20% of the daily fee, which ended up somewhere around $50-$75 a day. I'm not sure how that compares to what others do or what is expected, but we figured with 8 hunters in the field, the guide would make more than enough if everyone did the same. Several didn't tip at all, though. -O,-What is a normal tip for a guide per day for one of these hunts? I know it varies. Just trying to calculate how much a trip would cost.