A waterfowl hunting trip at Birdtail Waterfowl wouldn’t be complete without experiencing our outstanding Canada goose hunting. This opportunity is sometimes seen as an early morning “stepping stone” to an afternoon duck hunt, but these are opinions that are quickly swayed once a horde of overly enthusiastic Canada’s refuse to say no to an irresistible goose spread. Uncountable numbers of greater and lesser Canada geese swarm our hunting area every fall. From the loyal flights of giant Canada’s to the unpredictable swarms of lesser Canada sub-species, memorable dark goose encounters will naturally become a big part of your scheduled hunts throughout the season.
Canada Goose Hunt Details
Goose Hunting Season & Limits
- Resident and Non-Resident (Canadian): September 1st to December 6th
- Foreign Resident (US Citizen / International): September 24th to December 6th
- Dark Goose limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession (includes Greater/Lesser Canada geese & Specklebellies)
- Goose hunts are ‘morning only’ for the first half of our season.
- All day Dark Goose hunting is available on the second Monday in October.
- We hunt Canada geese from mid-September until early November.
- Legal shooting times are ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.
- Guests will meet their guide at the change house.
- Morning departures can be from 4:15 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Afternoon departures can be from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Departure times will vary based on season and travel times. Guides will confirm departure times before each hunt.
Hunt Logistics & Set-Up
- Guests are transported to and from the field in crew cab trucks with enclosed trailers.
- Hunting groups are 4 to 5 guests with one guide for the morning hunt and one guide for the afternoon hunt.
- Hunts take place in pre-scouted fields (wheat, barley, oats or peas).
- Full body, DOA Canada Goose decoys, and mobile blinds with natural cover are used.
- We do not use coffin style layout blinds.
- Guests help with decoy and blind set-up.
- Guides manage the hunt and call the shots.
- Morning hunts will usually conclude around 11:00 a.m., afternoon hunts will conclude prior to sunset.
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