Snow Goose Hunting

Snow geese, blue geese, and Ross’s geese are a common trio that often overwhelms various tracts of grain and pea fields during our early and mid season. Birdtail Waterfowl hunting guides are certainly accustomed to the daunting numbers and fickle flight patterns that these birds so often display, which is why we welcome the option to target these birds when the right opportunity presents itself. Snow goose hunting in Manitoba can be addicting, especially when flights of over 15,000 begin to leap frog from field to field. When conditions are right, snow geese will offer an amazing exhibition of unwavering approaches into a modest mixed or white spread, and we seldom see a season without periods of exceptional snow goose hunting.

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Snow Goose Hunt Details

Snow Goose Hunting Season & Limits

  • Resident and Non-Resident (Canadian): September 1st to December 6th.
  • Foreign Resident (US Citizen / International): September 17th to December 6th.
  • White Geese limits are 50 daily with no possession (includes Snow, Blue & Ross’s Geese).
  • All day White Geese hunting is available.
  • We hunt snow geese from mid-September until mid-October.
  • Legal shooting times are ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.

Hunt Departure

  • 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, Final Approach Snow Goose decoys (mixed with Canada 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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Paul Conchâtre Manitoba Hunter and Outfitter
Birdtail Waterfowl Inc.

Paul Conchatre

28 Turcotte Cove
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3R 3V9
Canada

+1 (204) 294 2694

birdtailwaterfowl@gmail.com

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