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  1. gooeyduck

    gooeyduck New Member

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    Could anyone recommed a guide service for hunting snow geese about mid-february near crab Orchard/Marion? Or,are there better areas?Thanks
     
  2. ringedneck

    ringedneck Senior Refuge Member

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    I don't really chase em myself, but there's more of em around Rend and Carlyle.
     
  3. bentbarrel

    bentbarrel Refuge Member

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    Contact Dale Beatly at Gander Hill Goose Club. I know that last spring they waxxed quite a few of them at thier club. They also own the franchise to cornfield camo. I think they have a link to the guide service there. www.cornfieldcamo.com
     
  4. wormman

    wormman Senior Refuge Member

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    Try Oakwood Hunting Club at Horseshoe Lake. They set up for them last year and killed several. Karl over there has a good club and guides that will get them in range. Call Oakwood Hunting Club at 618-776-5566 ask for Karl Fraley. He is the operator of the club over there. They set out a good spread and us calling devices to attract them into range. :)
     
  5. discusdad

    discusdad Elite Refuge Member

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    it ain't illinois, now its montana, and glad of it
    beatlejuice doesn't have the club at the fairgrounds anymore. he does have a spot or two in western perry county, closer to home.
     
  6. QUACKHEAD007

    QUACKHEAD007 Elite Refuge Member

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    there can be some good hunts in So. IL but if you really wanna put the smack down and you have the money get ya a hunt in either southeast MO or north east arkansas...........ive hunted both the past 2 years and killed tons of birds on both trips..........the numbers down there are just unreal
     
  7. discusdad

    discusdad Elite Refuge Member

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    it ain't illinois, now its montana, and glad of it
    yep, down here in SI a guy is better off free lancing it with a map, a county plat book, binoculars and a good door knocker. these swarms of birds won't hit a spot more than a day. you go to them, not hope they come to you. be mobile and be prepared to move a lot, and you can kill good numbers of snows.
     
  8. ringedneck

    ringedneck Senior Refuge Member

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    ...you may be right discusdad, but ya just don't get that same fellowship and camraderie of hunting a pay club:l Seriously though, he's right, go track em down and then track down the landowner.
     

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