Eastern View Outfitters provides Greater Snow Goose Hunts in New York. We offer both Fall and Spring Hunts from October to April. Our hunts are conducted in Traditional Staging Habitat and Resting areas within the Atlantic Flyway.  These areas are the traditional regions used by migrating Snow Geese year after year. We hunt Snow Goose on thousands of acres of private farmland in Upstate New York. Our Atlantic Flyway, Greater Snow Goose hunts are strictly fair-chase, no feeders, or farm raised birds…

There is nothing more magical than watching a flock of thousands of migrating  Greater Snow Geese circle down into the decoys.  This is a spring spectacle which is unrivaled!  Our Guides and Experienced Retrievers will be sure to make sure you have an enjoyable stress-free Greater Snow Goose hunt! Our knowledgeable guides will be happy to answer questions and put your group in the best possible position to be successful. Snow geese are the most wary and difficult bird in North America to decoy consistently. Decoy spreads numbering in the thousands are the common place to entice and lure huge migrating flocks within shotgun range. A lot of snow goose success has to do with the weather–unfortunately this is one factor we can’t control. Rest assured we will do everything in our power to make sure you are on birds during your trip with Eastern View Outfitters.

Watch a short clip from one of our hunts below on the You Tube channel. Click settings on the video and be sure to watch in HD 

 

 

“Went on my first snow goose hunt and it was a memorable one. Bryce Collins of Eastern View Outfitters was OUSTANDING. He ran his guide service the right way. Safety was his number one priority of his guests in the blind. The property was right off Lake Champlain and waterfowl were EVERYWHERE!!! We saw thousands of ducks, Canadas, and Snows during our two day hunt. Hudson, Bryce’s Black Lab was exceptional, ranging out over 250 yards on two blind retrieves each day.
Blinds were very comfortable and Bryce made sure you were taken care of. A big thank you to Bryce, Hudson, and all the other guys we hunted with this weekend. We will be back next year!”

Andrew Gregory , Massachusetts

“If you want great action, professional decoy setup, calling and blinds you want Eastern View Outfitters. I would highly recommend hunting with them. Bryce and the crew are clearly goose gurus. What fun and phenomenal results!”

Dan Burke, New York

“I’ve hunted with Eastern View Outfitters on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. They are a top notch outfitter with great hunting guides and lots of birds. I’ve hunted waterfowl around the country and my best hunts have been with Eastern View Outfitters. I would highly recommend hunting with them!”

Kevin Seigfreid, Pennsylvania

Guided Snow Goose Hunting in NY (October-April)

Our guests can expect the hunt preparation to start in the pre-dawn hours; where they will meet their guide, sign waivers, settle up balances and go over what they can expect for the day. Our guides will then accompany you in the field before first light and help you lure these wary Greater Snow Geese into shotgun range using a top of the line decoys. This is hunting and we highly recommend a 2-3 day hunting trip when hunting any waterfowl especially Greater Snow geese. This allows you have the best possible chances at harvesting waterfowl and experiencing a huge shoot. 

Fall Greater Snow Goose Hunts:

This is an on the X style hunt and we will be setting decoys together with clients as a team on a scouted agricultural field that the geese have been feeding in days prior to your arrival. Hunting snow geese is a team effort and this requires everyone to pitch in during the Fall hunts to set up and pick up decoys for the hunt. We will very often have some helpers who will be there to lend a hand with the workload of setting sometimes in excess of 2000 decoys… extra hands are often needed! Hunts are 1/2 day hunts and we will typically be out of the field at 12 noon. Guides will then scout and let the birds rest and feed un-pressured in the afternoons. We can often take both Canada geese, Snow geese & Ducks in the field during the same hunt. When booking be sure to ask about the best times to come for Fall Canada/Snow/Duck combo hunts. 

Spring Greater Snow Goose Hunts:

No other time of the year is quite like the action that can be seen on a Spring Snow Goose Hunt! Greater Snow geese have wintered in the typical Delaware/Maryland area and have now started forging North towards their breeding grounds in Nunavut, Canada. We will essentially set a trap and intercept large groups of Migrating waterfowl on a daily basis. It is a migration based hunt and we will often have thousands of birds migrating through the area each day of the snow goose hunt.

With a migration style hunt the success of the hunters is largely in the hands of  “Mother Nature, with one day drastically different from the next. This is why we hunt a Full day…. with the middle of the day often times being the most productive times of the day on the classic days when geese are migrating northward. With all this being said please book 2-3 days and give yourself the best chances for success. You have already invested the time and money to come hunt what is an extra day or two… This is not me trying to sell you an extra day… This is me trying to make sure you are happy.

This hunt differs from the Fall hunts in that all the decoys will be set up for you ahead of time. The group will be required to provide some help to the Guide with maintenance of the spread during the hunt. Like dusting some snow off the decoys or straightening up leaning decoys etc. before and during the hunt if you are physically able.

Hunts are conducted out of either white Tyvek suits laying out amongst the decoys on padded backrests or from custom A-frame style blinds built for comfort on the coldest of days. These A-frames are a sit and stand to shoot style wing shooting opportunity and perfect for the older gentlemen and bigger guys. Bryce Collins–Owner & Guide is in his late 30’s and enjoys sitting in the A-frames!! Please book well in advance and request the A-frame when booking the hunt. The white suit style hunts are very different and we will hide laying in and among the 4-5 thousand decoys we set up to lure the snow geese into range.

We will typically break for lunch and and walk to the trucks for lunch. Local restaurants will deliver lunches to the trucks and your group can pay the delivery driver on arrival. There is also the option to go sit down and warm up at a sit down Diner within 10 minutes of the hunt. After lunch we will hunt the rest of the day. After the hunt we will clean birds at the trucks and the Guide will take all carcasses to dispose of properly. Bird cleaning and the Possession tags are included in the purchase price of your hunt. These are the “Toe-Tags” or possession tags mentioned in the Bird Cleaning PDF document that was emailed to your Group leader… Once again they will be supplied to you.

This is a magical time of the year! Some truly amazing sights are to be witnessed while Spring hunting. Tens of thousands of migrating waterfowl can be observed on a given day. Canada geese, Greater snow geese and massive groups of puddle ducks. Call Captain Bryce Collins to reserve your Spring hunt well in advance! 

After the Hunt

Birds will be processed back at the trucks by guests or your Guide who will process birds. Guides will breast birds out and leave a wing attached for traveling back across state lines. All carcasses will be taken by the guide to ensure they are disposed of properly. Additionally, most of you will be most likely staying at the Comfort Inn and we do not want any bird cleaning bird cleaning done there. 

Many people choose to relax and rest up for the following days adventure by seeing some of the areas scenic destinations like Ausable Chasm. If you enjoy tasting local Craft Beers and Wines.

Check out Ausable Brewing Co, Valcour Brewing Company, The Oval Brewery and Plattsburgh Brewing Co located right in the same building as the Comfort Inn lodging. If Wine and Ciders are your thing– definitely check out Elf’s Farm Winery & Ciderhouse and Vesco Ridge Vineyards for a great Tasting experience. Recommended formal dining options are Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro, Latitude 44 Bistro and for more casual Dining check out Mickey’s Restaurant and Our House Bistro.

For those diehards who want to squeeze every bit of action they can into the day! Guests can take full advantage of our Blast and cast Package, the Waterfowl and Deer hunt Package and our Fishing and Bowfishing Combo Packages! While you relax and enjoy everything the Lake Champlain Region has to offer. Our guides will be out in the afternoons until dusk scouting birds for the following days hunt. If you decide to preserve your Trophy–we have an exceptional Taxidermist who we can put you in touch with if you plan to have the work done locally.

If you’re extending your vacation, don’t miss out on the rest of the Adirondacks and Northern New York!

 

Lodging

Comfort Inn–Plattsburgh, NY
Our guests can take advantage of our Eastern View Outfitters reduced rates of $90/Night and stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites located at 411 Route 3 Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Comfort Inn & Suites rooms are equipped with 2 Queen size beds, high speed WIFI, Microwave and Fridge. Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center , restaurant/bar, and free parking. It is also in close proximity to most of the shopping and dinning options in the area. Just call the Comfort Inn & Suites at 518-562-2730 and mention Eastern View Outfitters & Bryce Collins to make reservations at the Corporate Rates of $90/Night. 

Marine Village Cottages–Plattsburgh, NY

Beautiful Rustic cottages and lodging options directly on 16 acres of Lakefront paradise. Each cabin is equipped with 3 separate bedrooms and cook top stoves as well as utensils. Outdoor fire pit and picnic tables and a great service staff in the office make this a great place to stay while fishing with us!! Call Marine Village cottages directly by email or by phone at info@mvcottages.com or 518-563-5698 and mention Capt Bryce sent ya! The address is 82 Dickson Point Rd Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Their website is www.marinevillagecottages.com

Other Lodging Options

We have a few options from homes and cabins for rent starting at about $160-ish/night to local Inn’s and Bed & Breakfast’s that we can provide you the contact information upon request based on your needs. Some of these options can handle larger groups of up to 10 persons. Call Captain Bryce at 518-569-5770 for more information.

 

 

Our Pledge

We will do everything we can to make our guests successful, happy, and safe!
All Duck & Goose hunts are 100% Fair chase! This is the “real deal”
We only use Top of the line gear!
Our hunts are conducted over HUGE decoy spreads numbering from 2000-4000 decoys depending on the field we are hunting
Professionally Licensed NYS Guides and Experienced Retrievers

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Spring & Fall Snow Goose Hunt Package Rates

 

 

Snow Goose hunt Rates

$250 per hunter per day

We do not have a required number of hunters in your party to reserve a hunt. If you come as a group of 1-5 hunters you will be mixed in to fill up to 8 spots.

We do offer Private party hunts at a flat field rate, where it will be just your group exclusively in the field the entire day. You can come with 1-8 hunters. Regardless of how many hunters are in the group the price for the Private party hunt doesn’t change. Please see other tab for information (Best value & group rate in NY!)

Fall hunts are Half Day hunts

Spring hunts are Full Day hunts

All Snow Goose hunts include:

  • Includes Fully Guided Hunt on Private Land
  • Bird cleaning & possession tags included in hunt prices
  • Massive Decoy Spreads
  • Electronic Callers (when Legal)
  • Tips and techniques from our Guides on hunting strategy, and game processing
  • All decoys, blinds and necessary gear is provided for you during the hunt (excluding licenses, guns & ammo)

All Fall Waterfowl & Snow goose hunts from September through January can be combined with afternoon pheasant hunt packages. 

Waterfowl & Pheasant Package

  • Add $5o0 10 bird  Pheasant Hunt add on (10 bird & 1-8 hunters)
  • Add $850 20 bird Pheasant Hunt add on (20 bird & 1-8 Hunters)

All Snow Goose & Pheasant combo hunts include:

  • Includes Fully Guided Hunt on Private Land
  • Fully Guided Afternoon Pheasant hunt with a Licensed NY Guide and upland bird dogs
  • Bird cleaning & possession/carcass tags included in hunt price of both the waterfowl & pheasant hunt
  • Carcass Disposal included
  • Massive Decoy Spreads
  • Electronic Callers (when Legal)
  • Tips and techniques from our Guides on hunting strategy, and game processing
  • All decoys, blinds and necessary gear is provided for you during the hunt (excluding licenses, guns & ammo)

Private Party Snow Goose hunt Rates:

$1500 for Private hunt Group rate for up to 8 hunters/Day 

Incredible value!! Breaks down to $187.50/hunter per day with 8 hunters in your group!!

Private party hunts are at a flat field rate, where it will be just your group exclusively in the field the entire day. You can come with 1-8 hunters. Regardless of how many hunters are in the group the price for the Private party hunt doesn’t change. Please see other tab for information (Best value & group rate in NY!)

Fall hunts are Half Day hunts

Spring hunts are Full Day hunts

All Snow Goose hunts include:

  • Includes Fully Guided Hunt on Private Land
  • Bird cleaning & possession tags included in hunt prices
  • Massive Decoy Spreads
  • Electronic Callers (when Legal)
  • Tips and techniques from our Guides on hunting strategy, and game processing
  • All decoys, blinds and necessary gear is provided for you during the hunt (excluding licenses, guns & ammo)

All Fall Waterfowl & Snow goose hunts from September through January can be combined with afternoon pheasant hunt packages. 

Waterfowl & Pheasant Package

  • Add $500 10 bird  Pheasant Hunt add on (10 bird & 1-8 hunters)
  • Add $850 20 bird Pheasant Hunt add on (20 bird & 1-8 Hunters)

All Snow Goose & Pheasant combo hunts include:

  • Includes Fully Guided Hunt on Private Land
  • Fully Guided Afternoon Pheasant hunt with a Licensed NY Guide and upland bird dogs
  • Bird cleaning & possession/carcass tags included in hunt price of both the waterfowl & pheasant hunt
  • Carcass Disposal included
  • Massive Decoy Spreads
  • Electronic Callers (when Legal)
  • Tips and techniques from our Guides on hunting strategy, and game processing
  • All decoys, blinds and necessary gear is provided for you during the hunt (excluding licenses, guns & ammo)

  • All Snow Goose hunts can accommodate up to 8 Hunters per field
  • You must have at least or pay for 6 Hunters in your Party to have an Exclusive Private Party hunt 
  • If you have 1-5 hunters in your party your group will be mixed in with other hunters to fill the remaining spots
  • Well mannered dogs will be permitted upon request if you have a Private Party hunt booked
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