Arkansas guided conservation Snow goose Hunt
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR Conservation goose hunt
Plan on arriving the afternoon before your first morning hunt to meet up and sign release of liability forms and set up a game plan for the next mornings hunt.
Any remaining balances that have not been paid should be paid upon arrival via cash only. Checks and credit cards cannot be accepted on-site.
The next morning your Guide will meet you at the lodge or at a predetermined location near the hunting grounds and you will follow behind in your trucks to the hunting grounds. Depending on which farm we will be hunting plan on heading out between 4 – 5 AM CDT. Due to the nature of chasing snow geese, we may be hunting 5 minutes from our lodge or 1.5 hours from the lodge, it just depends on where our scouts and guides find the best feeds or traffic areas for birds in our area. We do our best to stay on good consistent shooting so that may mean driving to where the birds what to be.
You will be driven by ATV/UTV from the parking areas on our farms to the hunting spots by your guides.Your guide will provide all of the decoys, layout blinds, A-Frame blinds and electronic callers however with the large # of decoys required to hunt snow geese you may need to help set up field decoys in the morning.
You are welcome to bring your own retriever if you have at least 8 hunters in your group. Our goal is to make sure everyone has an opportunity to kill as many geese as possible and enjoy a true Arkansas snow goose hunting experience! Generally during conservation goose season, you can expect to have between 8-12 hunters in a hunting party.
We do not provide bird cleaning / processing services during the conservation goose season. You are welcome to clean and keep as many of your geese as you would like or our guides can donate them to needy families in the area.
During the conservation goose season, there is no limit on Snows, Blues & Ross geese. Light geese aren’t only a nuisance to Arkansas farmers, they have become so abundant, they are destroying their nesting grounds in the Arctic Tundra and Boreal Forest. Not only are the geese eating themselves out of house and home, they’re destroying critical habitat for other species that share the Tundra. Biologists can conduct eradication efforts to balance the population, but do so only as a last resort. Increased hunting opportunity is the first wildlife management tool biologists turn to, because it costs very little to implement and is much more socially accepted than other population control measures. The conservation order is designed so hunters can reduce Snow, Blue and Ross goose numbers through increased harvest. Because of the extreme need for more harvest, many waterfowl hunting regulations are relaxed during the order.
Hunting is allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.
Here at Cupped Wings we hunt from 30 minutes before legal sunrise to about noon each day. We generally do not guide afternoon goose hunts because our guides are scouting or preparing for the next days hunt. However in extreme weather conditions (like thunderstorms) we may opt to start the hunt later in the day and hunt through the afternoon.
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.
Steel shot only! We recommend BB or #1 shot.
All hunters participating in the conservation order must get a free registration permit number by calling (800) 364-4263 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
We do not offer evening guided hunts however if Weather Conditions prevent a safe hunt in the morning, then we will hunt the afternoon until sunset.
Each evening, your guides will head out to scout for the next days hunt and or start preparing for the next days hunt.
Things to check out while you are in town:
Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Heritage Center - It is about 1 hr 15 min drive from the McCrory Lodge and about a 30 minute drive from our Gilmore Lodge. It is Bass Pro Shops largest superstore featuring a treasury of duck hunting history and memorabilia. The Memphis Pyramid has been converted into the largest wildlife interactive museum focusing on raising awareness of wetlands and waterfowl conservation, emphasizing the importance of rivers wetlands to society. They illustrate the role hunters play in conserving wildlife habitat and the waterfowl resources. Its a must see if you are going to be in AR hunting with us this year!
DNW Outdoors - Located in Jonesboro, AR it has everything a duck or goose hunter would want.
Mack's Prairie Wings - Located about 1 hr south of our MLodge.
This is your Arkansas Duck Hunting Vacation! Enjoy it!
Also, learn more about our Arkansas Self-Guided Conservation Goose Hunts.