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GOOSE HUNTING FAQ

 

When Is Goose Hunting Season?

Rogers Goose Hunting Guides are in the south zone of Missouri and for this region, the goose hunting season starts on November 11, 2018, and runs through February 6, 2019. Goose hunts begin 30 minutes before sunrise and go until Noon unless the limit is reached. See or consult Missouri Department of Conservation website for exact goose hunting seasons and hours.

Geese South Zone Missouri Hunting Season: 

  • Greater White-Fronted Geese
    • Hunting Season: November 11, 2018 to February 6, 2019
    • Hours: One half-hour before sunrise to sunset
  • Snow Geese/Light Geese
    • Hunting Season: November 11, 2018 to February 6, 2019
    • Hours: One half-hour before sunrise to sunset
  • White Goose Conservation Order
    • Hunting Season: February 7, 2019 through the end of April 30, 2019

 

What Do I Wear Goose Hunting?

The waterfowl season in Missouri spans from mid-November to early February, thus it is recommended that you wear the following to goose hunts:

  • dark-based camouflage
  • waterproof boots
  • apparel according to the weather
  • layers
  • dry socks
  • face cover (optional)

 

What license do I need for the Missouri snow goose conservation order?

The snow goose conservation order permit is the only permit required. No other stamps or permits are required.

 

Do I need to remove the plug from my gun in order to hunt snow geese?

You do not have to remove the plug from your gun; however, we do highly recommend it.

 

What kind of ammo do you recommend for snow goose hunting?

We recommend you have 3-inch shells or 3.5-inch shells for snow goose hunting with nothing smaller than 2 shots. BB is your best option just in case it’s a windy day.

 

Do I Need to Wear Waders? 

No, you do not need to wear waders for our goose hunts. The fields are typically muddy so we recommend high-quality waterproof boots. Knee boots are best.

 

Do I Need To Have a Permit to Goose Hunt?

Yes, you will need a permit to duck hunt with Rogers Goosedown Outfitters. To pursue, take, possess, and transport ducks, coots, and geese in Missouri, except during the Conservation Order, you must abide by the Migratory Bird/Waterfowl Permit and Stamp Requirments.

 

What is the best choke for goose hunting? 

The best choke for goose hunting is usually a modified or full choke.

 

What Do I Need to Bring With Me? 

All you need for the goose hunts are your guns, your ammo, license – spring conservation order permit, and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.  Rogers Goosedown Outfitters will provide everything else for your hunt, including still and motion goose decoys, the hunting blind, and a guide. You can expect at least 1000 snow goose socks or full body decoys.

 

Can I Bring My Dog With Me? 

No, you can not bring your dog/retrievers with you on goose hunts; however, you can for duck hunts.

 

Is There a Limit for Goose Hunting?

During the light goose conservation order there is no limit on Snow Geese, Blue Geese, or Ross Geese.

 

Do I Need to Sign a Waiver? 

Yes, please review and sign the Waiver prior to the goose hunt.