As most of the snow geese head north so do the X-men. By hunting in South Dakota, we are able to once again hunt the birds we saw in Missouri as they head up to Canada to their breeding grounds. We hunt along the Missouri River near the town of Tabor. The River is a huge holding area for millions of snow geese in the Spring and being close to the river is the perfect location for us to take advantage of geese going out to feed in the surrounding bean and cornfields which we hunt. We begin to hunt in the end of February and hunt until the geese move out of the area. Usually this is around a 3-4 week span.
Our South Dakota hunts are offered in 1 day, 2 day, or 3 day hunts. We prefer our clients to do 3 day hunts as due to weather and bird migrations this ensures that you will for sure have 1 or more good day of hunting. Our hunts begin with our guides meeting you at the lodge or hunting site. Usually we are in the fields a hour before sunrise to do any set up and get hunters situated. This gives us plenty of time to get ready for shooting light a half hour before sunrise. The X-men strive to hunt all day but if needed we can take lunch breaks or you can bring food along to the field. The hunt ends a half hour past sunset and then we return to the lodge. Bird cleaning is offered ($1.50 per bird) back at the lodge or you can take and clean your own birds.
With a lodge located on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River you are guaranteed a first class view along with first class accommodations. The lodge consists of 5 bedrooms, which can accommodate up to 12 people comfortably. There are 3 full baths, living room, TV, and a full-size kitchen that can accommodate all your needs. Meals packages are available.
What to bring on your South Dakota Spring Snow Goose Hunt.
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