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Northern Migration Guide Service, Inc. Offers World class spring snow goose hunts, Canada goose hunts and fall duck hunts in Minnesota, South Dakota, Arkansas & Missouri.

Northern Migration guide service has been Minnesota and South Dakota’s premier goose hunting and walleye fishing guide service for over 15 years now.  Whether it’s Canada goose hunting in the green fields of early autumn, hunting migrating geese in fall’s cut cornfields, chasing giant winter honkers, pursuing spring snow geese in South Dakota or fishing for Mille Lacs walleyes, Mississippi River smallmouth bass or other finned quarry all summer, Northern Migrations passion for the outdoors creates year-round adventure for you. Our special early-season goose hunts and fall goose hunts in Hutchinson, MN and Ortonville, MN and the west metro area happen on private land leased exclusively for Northern Migration clients like you.

We drive hundreds of miles to pinpoint the geese every day, and have secured thousands of acres of prime land to really put you on the birds. Our western Minnesota, and South Dakota duck hunts are legendary too. Come winter, let us guide you to the trophy Canada goose of a lifetime in our proven Rochester goose hunting pits.  Spring snow goose hunts are our springtime passion. We start in March, and follow the birds through South Dakota on their trek behind the receding snowline, finishing up in April. Snow-goose hunting success depends on extensive scouting, land access and huge decoy spreads: hardwork that we do better than

Once late spring and summer arrive, fishing is the name of Northern Migration Guides game.  We concentrate on Mille Lacs walleye fishing, the unbelievable smallmouth bass fishing on central Minnesota’s Mississippi River, as well as walleye, pike, muskie and bass fishing throughout the metro and central Minnesota areas. Whether your heart pounds at the sound of a dozen mallards, a hundred Canada geese or a thousand snows – or if you thrill to the bull-dogging runs of a trophy walleye, bass or muskie at the end of your line, Northern Migration Guide Service is here to feed your passion. Give us a call at 1-320-291-2092, or click here to email us.

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spring snow goose hunting

The spring migration is soon to be in full swing here in South Dakota. We have added yet another snow goose spread for this season to accommodate the growth of our service . We will have 4 different field sets to make sure we can keep our hunters on fresh birds.  Now is the time to contact us if you are considering booking a spring snow goose hunt with us. We have a few dates still available in the end of March and the first few weeks in April.  These dates we will be targeting those young  juvenile birds these birds are often times hard to pattern and will, staged up in pockets ounce we locate these birds you will put up good numbers!. Give Northern Migration a call and book your spring snow goose hunt today.

snow goose hunting tips

  • When hunting snow geese, the more calls you have the better. Try using two electronic calls.
  • Arkansas , Northwest Missouri, South Dakota and North Dakota are some of the most popular states for spring snow goose hunting.
  • Gun Loads (for 12-Guages): 3-inch, 3 1/2 inch BB, BBB, or T-Shot in steel are the loads of choice.
  • Choke: improved to full, depending on how your gun patterns with the large loads.
  • Call your state Wildlife Agency for general information on season dates, regulations, and snow goose staging areas.
  • For detailed tips on hunting spring snows, follow us at, “Strategies for Spring Snows,”
  • Decoying: Most guides use 2,000 or more decoys, but if you aren’t going with a guide, 300 to 400 decoys will do the trick.
  • Arrange decoys in a teardrop shape, large at one end and small at the other with your blind in the center.
  • If the geese aren’t finishing all the way to your decoys, switch from layout blinds to all whites and get under the decoys better.
  • Scouting is key. Try to hunt a field that birds were in the night before.
  • Flags and wind socks add movement to a decoy spread. Some hunters also use black and white balloons attached to poles to create the same effect.

2015 spring snow goose hunts