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April 21, 2020

The Conservation Season started in the spring of 1998. It was sold as a five-year plan to quickly reduce the population of snow geese in the mid-continental population. We were told that the birds were devastating their breeding grounds, and if something wasn't done th...

March 17, 2020

The Snow Goose Conservation Order started in the spring of 1998. I was working for Butch Waggoner of Butch's Guide Service in Katy, TX attending several of the scoping meetings before the season was approved. When the approval came I was very excited. This would extend...

October 1, 2019

When you go hunting with Third Coast Outfitters, you become part of our family. Our guides have hunted with us for years and they take you in, make you laugh and ensure you have a great time. We can't guarantee a huge hunt, but we can guarantee a great experience...

August 27, 2019

About this time last year, I warned about the total disaster of a hatch in the Canadian arctic. It all turned about to be true. The juvenile snow goose hatch was the absolute worst I have ever seen.

What a difference a year makes! This year, there is good news coming fr...

July 30, 2019

In my over 50 years of goose hunting, I have made the observation that there are four things that people don't like about goose hunting.

1) They don't like walking and carrying hunting stuff into the field.

When I started goose hunting we didn't have 4-wheelers or carrie...

May 12, 2019

Let me start with a review of the 2018-19 season. Simply put, it was as tough as it gets. The snow goose hatch was the absolute worst I have ever seen in my 50 years goose hunting.

I surveyed a group of 2,500 birds and saw not one single juvenile bir...

September 28, 2018

1 – The most abundant group in North America, this subspecies nests along the Arctic coasts from Canada to northern Alaska. The sparse breeding populations in central Alaska and in the Canadian Taiga have been separated in the past as true gambelli (averaging larger an...

September 8, 2018

Many times I'm often asked this question: If you are The Legend, what is the secret to decoying old snow geese?

My patented answer is that I am The Legend, not Jesus.

That being said, I do have some thoughts that are way out of the conventional Box Thinking. In a previou...

August 27, 2018

We just got back from the Texas Trophy Hunter's Extravaganza in Fort Worth. It was a great time, and as always we met and shot the breeze with many people. It is a good way to kick off the new hunting season.

It's also a time where my friends love to tease me about bein...

July 30, 2018

As much as I would like to paint a nice rosy picture about the upcoming season, the news is bad for the snow goose species. The Arctic spring was delayed for about three weeks. The optimum date for the spring thaw is June 1. This enables the snow geese to initiate nest...

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