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This will be my first year of hunting snows in the spring in SD. Anyone have any advice? Any and everything is much appreciated.
 

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Usually the eastside of the state is better, but when there's no snow a lot of them are closer to the Missouri.

Keep an eye out for Lake Andes and Lewis & Clark Lake. They've had over a million at a time stage there the past few years.
 

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Is there a way to effectively decoy them without spending a fortune? I have heard if you can't put out 500 or so decoys you can't get them to decoy in especially in the spring.
 

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You can try TX rags--but their durability is a problem-but they are cheap. Check the major cataloges like Cabelas. Scheells may have them too.

A better bet is wind socks made of "tyvek" like North Wind decoys are. Knutsons in MI has them for about $2 a piece and they should last much longer.

Make sure you have a at least 20% blues mixed in, I preffer 40%. Also you can dull the adult white dekes into juveniles by lightly spraying gray primer paint on them, 30% of the white dekes into Juvis should do ya. It'll give you a more realistic look to the spread.

Most get a bunch of trusted friends together and pool their $ to start a spread. 5 guys poling $200 each will get you there.

The main thing to any goose hunting is scouting and more scouting.
 

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I was Wondering if anybody knows were the best place is to go on a late season anything that is still going right now i dont exactly know the dates guided snow goose hunt in colorado and maybe a website so i can figure out the price thanks
 

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I've had several hunts where 40-80 shells and rags have done the trick, but if you're going to depend on that few of decoys to do the job, make sure the wind is blowing, and you're in the right fields. Competition from any other hunters nearby will also lower your odds, because if you don't have the big spread, they will.
 
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