Here at X-men we strive to put you in the best opportunities possible! Our hunt locations in Missouri do just that. We hunt in the surrounding cornfields outside of the Grand Pass Wildlife Refuge which is located near the town of Marshall. This area is so abundant with waterfowl that it's part of the Golden Triangle and you won't be disappointed as on any day you could see a million snow geese.
We focus our spreads in certain locations to put you in the best spot to get on birds. Some of our spreads are close to the refuge so we can take advantage of birds that are coming off the refuge to go out to fields to feed in the morning and evening. It is quite a sight seeing thousands of birds taking off at once. Our other spreads try to take advantage of migrating snow geese. After long journeys snow geese are looking for area where they can rest and feed. We take advantage of this by hunting hilltops where we are very noticeable.
We hunt in Missouri from the beginning of February to early-March. This gives us ample time to hunt adult snow geese as they begin to head north and also most of the juveniles heading north. A typical hunting day with us usually consists of us all meeting at the lodge in the morning or the night before. Each spread is usually within a 10-minute drive from the lodge. We strive to be in the field an hour before sunrise so everyone can get situated and callers/flyers can be set up. With the X-men you hunt all day. If needed we can head in for a lunch break but otherwise you can bring food along so you can be in the field all day. We hunt until a half hour past sunset and then return to the lodge where bird cleaning is offered ($1.50 per bird) or you can clean your own birds.
We have a few lodges we recommend to our clients at our Marshall, Missouri location. Below are links to those lodges and where you can book directly with them.
Lodge at 5J Hunts
"This is a new lodge finished in the fall of 2018. The lodge can accommodate a party of 8 comfortably. With a spacious living room and open floor plan, there is plenty of room to relax. The kitchen comes fully equipped for the use of renters. It is surrounded by trees and a quiet space with a long row of Oak tress down the lane leading up to the lodge. The concrete patio around the house outside has a table and chairs to enjoy the outdoor experience along with a fire pit."
Their direct website: https://www.5jhunts.com/hunts-1
Lake House Inn
"This causal, cabin-like 2 bedroom unit has a private entry, off street parking, and many recreational options both inside and out. Enjoy the large backyard for relaxing with a great view of the lake. Access to a fire pit, patio, picnic table, and yard games are also included. This unit sleeps 6 adults and houses a billiard table, TV, and a small kitchenette area equipped with a microwave, small refrigerator, electric griddle, electric skillet, toaster oven, dishes, serving ware, and Keurig. (no kitchen range)."
If lodging is full, we also have hotel recommendations available. We recommend Comfort Inn in Marshall, Missouri or Westbridge Inn in Carrolton, Missouri.
Not only do we strive to provide the best hunt experience but also the best lodging.
What to bring on your Missouri Spring Snow Goose hunt.
To obtain your Missouri permit, click the following links.