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July 10, 2018

About Speckle Belly Geese

Greater white-fronted geese are 25–32 inches in length, have a 51–65-inch wingspan and weigh 4.3–7.3 lbs. They have bright orange legs and mouse-coloured upper wing-coverts. The greater white-fronted goose is larger than the lesser white-fronte...

July 2, 2018

I have been asking myself that question for over 50 years.

Contrary to popular belief, there has never been a time when snow geese were stupid. I started hunting them in 1969 and was bewildered by how so many of them would just fly over and never look at decoys....

June 24, 2018

It has been almost three months since we returned from goose hunting in Arkansas. It was, to say the least, a goose hunting adventure that was unequaled in my now 65 years.

I knew I was in for a wild ride when on opening day, November 16th, we had geese landing in...

November 3, 2017

I was blessed to have two mentors in my hunting life. Both taught me that hunting was more than killing things, it was the sport and the pursuit that was the real adventure. It's also about spending time with nature, and having too much fun with a group of (usually) gu...

October 19, 2017

I went on my first goose hunt in December of 1969 in Anahauc, Texas. It was one of the most awe-inspiring events of my life. Snow geese flew over my head for hours.

The next year, I joined the DuPont Hunting Club and saw even more geese. The number of snow geese kept gr...

October 12, 2017

I hate to wait. The beginning of hunting season is like Christmas or your birthday. You wait and wait and all of  sudden, it is here. This year is no different. My dogs wait better than me. They are trained to wait. Wait to retrieve. Wait to honor another dog. Wait. Wa...

September 1, 2017

Why should you pick Third Coast Outfitters for your goose or duck hunt?

Just one word answers that question: Passion.

We do not hunt because we want to. We hunt because we have to. The "Passion" or the "Force" that drives a goose or duck hunting guide for Third Coas...

August 23, 2017

Will the 2017-2018 goose season be a good season for Third Coast?

My answer is yes. The US Fish and Wildlife annual Waterfowl Status Report says that snow geese had a good to better than average hatch of juvenile birds. The main ingredient for a good goose season is her...

July 5, 2017

I went on my first Goose hunt in December 1969. We arrived in the field and there were about 300 torn sheets scattered over the field. I thought good lord! What is this?

We draped the rags over the rice stubble and then sat down and started BS-ing. If you notice in...

May 20, 2017

I have always liked to go fast. Its in my DNA plain and simple. The Texas Department of Transportation has been funded by this genetic fault.

My first encounter with my speed fetish was with my bicycle. Being poor I couldn't afford anything fancy like a ten speed, but I...

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