Arkansas spring snow goose hunting provides the first crack at wary snow geese during the light goose conservation order. Abundant crops of rice, winter wheat and soybeans attract a countless yet growing number of overwintering and migrating geese to the region. Successful hunting gregarious snow geese requires significant investments – thousands of decoys and other essential equipment, and especially time required to scout daily and manage a large decoy spread. For those of us that want to enjoy spring snow goose hunting in the Mid-South without going full hog into it, Dirty Bird Outfitters offers convenient and affordable remedy. They’ve built incredible brand following in relatively very little time for good reason: young, able-bodied and enthusiastic, with successful careers in energy services and agriculture, guiding spring snow goose hunts isn’t work to them at all – it’s merely an extension of the passion-fueled fun they’ve enjoyed for most of their lives while chasing snows from Saskatchewan to Arkansas and back. And they’re good.
The typical day starts with a hotel rendezvous well before daylight. The first hour could be the best of the entire day. After about a half-hour drive to the pre-scouted field, guests are invited to set up decoys but it’s completely optional. From layout blinds (different sizes provided to ensure comfort), guest will find themselves immersed in a massive spread of over 1,500 premium Avian-X, wind sock decoys (Dakota, White Rock and Deadly Decoy), rotaries and flyers for goose-like movement. Live recordings pumped out over 4 e-callers keep it sounding lively, too. Depending on goose activity, hunts may end late-morning, with a mid-day lunch and nap before returning for the afternoon hunt. If the migrational flow is in high gear, guests may decide to wait out that next dumb flock of snows that tumbles into the decoys like they’ve never seen one before.
Everyone that hunts spring snow geese know that when it’s hot it’s hot and when it’s not it’s not, but guests should optimistically expect to shoot 20-40 snows and allow for 3 boxes of ammo daily. Dirty Bird Outfitters’ staff goes the distance. Those magical 100+ days we all dream about happen here each February, but same as picking up a banded bird it’s just the blind luck of the draw against the white devils as to when it’ll happen. Maybe that’s why we keep going back with the right outfitters, to stack those odds in our favor.
Located 1.5 hours from either Memphis or Little Rock, commercial air services are available. It’s also within only one day’s driving distance for much of the central US. Stuttgart is only 40 minutes away and an interesting place to visit.
For more information about guided Arkansas spring snow goose hunts with Dirty Bird Outfitters, please contact Matthew Piehl directly:
A 50% non-refundable deposit required to reserve dates. Balance due on arrival.
Includes professional guide services, scouting, decoys and equipment, decoy placement.
Does not include transfers, ammo, lodging, meals, or bird processing. Local restaurants and hotels available.
Dirty Bird Outfitter’s spring snow goose hunts operate on Arkansas’s Grand Prairie, about 1.5 hours from Memphis. Driving directions are provided. Nearest commercial flight services are located in Memphis, TN, and Little Rock, AR.
Hunts are full-day affairs (morning and afternoon). Hotel reservations and travel itineraries should be planned accordingly.
Arkansas Spring Snow Goose Hunting Regulations
Hunting is allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.
There is no daily bag limit or possession limit.
Hunters may use unplugged shotguns.
Hunters may use electronic calls.
No federal or state waterfowl stamps are required to hunt during the conservation order.
Hunters must have a valid hunting license, but it may be from any state.
Warm and cold weather clothes. Come prepared for any weather. It can range from as cold as 0 degrees to in the 60’s. Also be prepared for rain, snow or sunshine as it is springtime and we never know what it will
throw at us.
Knee-high boots are recommended, but many prefer waders.
Ammo 3″-3 1/2″( 2’s or bb’s are recommended), allow for at least 3 boxes of shells per day.
Camouflage face mask.
Large coolers for your birds (guide will clean your birds for $3/per bird).
Camera to capture all the great memories.
A valid hunting license from any state is all that is required to attain a free conservation order snow goose permit. Permit and HIP are available online. No federal or state stamps are required.
The new 36-page, full color GetDucks.com brochure is loaded with photography from the world’s best duck hunting adventures, to include trip summaries, available bird species, testimonial reviews and much more.
THE HUNT OF A LIFETIME IS WITHIN YOUR GRASP. Whether you’re a first-timer, a once-in-a-life-timer, or an every year traveler, great duck hunting is only a few hours travel away. Hunt of a lifetime is a tall order – it takes far more than stackwood piles of dead birds to achieve that lofty ideal.
That’s why GetDucks.com hunts feature not only high-quality shooting but everything in its necessary context. The food, the atmosphere, the service, the effort, the people and the places for which this wonderful tradition of ours is revered. We deliver it to you in the most proficient manner possible.
Our professional diligence produces deeper satisfaction, richer travel experiences and undistracted, best-of-the-best hunting. You deserve nothing less. That’s what distinguishes our GetDucks brand from the rest.