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Best Snow Goose Hunting Gear of 2023

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Best Snow Goose Hunting Gear of 2023

Our list of essentials for any serious snow goose hunter. (Photo courtesy of Mossberg)

FoxPro Super Snow Crow Pro

FoxPro Super Snow Crow Pro
FoxPro Super Snow Crow Pro

Snow goose killers know the advantages of an electronic call, but the sound of that call can be drowned out by massive flocks of circling birds or howling winds. This season, get loud with FoxPro's all-new Super Snow Crow Pro. Containing 100 quality FoxPro sounds, this unit is powered by a pair of 12-volt gel cell batteries and comes with two 30-watt external speakers. These external speakers allow you to connect an additional four external speakers so you can crank up the volume when running traffic or when on the X. The TX-1000 full-color graphic LCD screen is a breeze to use, showing the current barometric pressure, temperature, battery level and the list. FoxMotion allows you to fade the sound from the left speakers to the right speakers, and FoxFusion means you can mix and match any two sounds simultaneously during your calling sequence.

$990 | gofoxpro.com

Apex Ammunition S3 Steel

Apex Ammunition S3 Steel
Apex Ammunition S3 Steel

Though we're in an era of tungsten and bismuth, steel shot still works, and if you want to save some coin and put ducks and geese down for the count, you can't look past Apex Ammunition S3 Steel. While steel has limitations, S3 Steel combines perfectly uniformed pellets with the same wad design used in the manufacturer's legendary Turkey TSS. The one-piece wad is precisely split to boost the pattern and provide barrel protection. The steel payload is premium plated, and the clean-burning powder performs even in frigid temps. S3 Steel is available in 3-inch 12- and 20-gauge options in shot sizes of BB, #2, #3, and #4 (12 gauge) and #2 and #4 (20 gauge).

$24 box of 25 | apexmunition.com

Dave Smith Decoys Snow Goose Juvie 10-Pack

Dave Smith Decoys Snow Goose Juvie 10-Pack
Dave Smith Decoys Snow Goose Juvie 10-Pack

Few do realism like Dave Smith Decoys, and you better have a lot of good-looking white on the ground when fooling snow geese. These imposters have realistic cast legs that fold away for easy storage and convenient carry tail loops that allow you to tote multiple decoys simultaneously. Fiberglass stakes showcase reflective tape and visible red tops, and DSD's new Motion Cone has a built-in limiter to make setup quicker than ever.

$390 | davesmithdecoys.com

CZ 712 G3 Shotgun

CZ 712 G3 Shotgun
CZ 712 G3 Shotgun

You want a waterfowl gun to thump ducks and geese, not your shoulder or your wallet. Built on an enhanced soft-recoiling CZ 712 shotgun, the 712 G3 shotgun smokes game birds like autoloaders costing twice as much. With performance-driven features, shooters can handle both light and heavy loads with two pistons to swap out. The gas-operated mechanism softens recoil and cycles 2 ¾- and 3-inch shells. Comes in black, camo or walnut, and a 14 ¼ inch length of pull and a new thicker recoil pad tames stiff magnum loads. An oversize bolt release and a larger charging handle speed operation with gloved hands. The 712 G3 shotgun is 7.3 pounds in synthetic Terra camo.  

$649 | cz-usa.com

Rig ‘Em Right Bloodline Elite Dog Vest

Rig ‘Em Right Bloodline Elite Dog Vest
Rig ‘Em Right Bloodline Elite Dog Vest

The Bloodline Elite Dog Vest from Rig 'Em Right offers the utmost protection for your most reliable hunting partner. The unique 3-layer construction of the upper material consists of 3mm neoprene, giving a next to "skin" fit for warmth and comfort. Key features include a thin layer of foam for added flotation, and an outer layer of heavy-duty canvas for protection from brush and briars, and 5mm neoprene throughout the chest for flexibility and warmth. It even includes a braided grab handle to help get your retriever into the boat and blind and is available in three different camouflage patterns and white, perfect for spring snow goose season!




$80 | rigemright.com

Alps Outdoorz Alpha Waterfowl Blind Snow Skin

Alps Outdoorz Alpha Waterfowl Blind Snow Skin
Alps Outdoorz Alpha Waterfowl Blind Snow Skin

Panel blinds are becoming all the rage, and they are darn effective. To help “blend” your Alps Outdoorz Alpha Waterfowl Blind into the background when the snow flies, you need a Snow Skin. Made from durable 600D polyester, the Snow Skin includes six mesh viewing windows, and OCD-approved amount of brush loops and pockets for concealment, two dog doors, one on each side, interior mesh pockets for extra gear, and interior webbing to hang game straps. The fabric doesn't reflect UV rays and is deadly as soon as snow coats the ground. Forget about snow spray and stealing your wife’s favorite white sheets, buy a Snow Skin to both save your marriage and kill more birds.  

$250 | alpsoutdoorz.com

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Final Approach HD Snow Goose Socks 100-Pack

Final Approach HD Snow Goose Socks 100-Pack
Final Approach HD Snow Goose Socks 100-Pack

When it comes to hunting snow geese, simply put, numbers matter. That is exactly what the Final Approach Brand HD Snow Goose Socks aim to provide every rig. Sold in 100 packs, the HD Snow Goose Socks include a new two finger pull handle designed to make pick up simple and easy and a folding backbone that snaps into place and breaks down flat with the flick of a wrist. They are printed with the perfect amount of detail and include a 27-inch stake with a sharpened point that will penetrate frozen ground. They even include drain holes to help reduce sock sack after a heavy rain, sounds like a no-brainer to me!

$400 | fabrand.com

TETRA Hearing Waterfowl AlphaShield

TETRA Hearing Waterfowl AlphaShield
TETRA Hearing Waterfowl AlphaShield

You only get one shot at your hearing. Yes, that is bad pun and pop culture reference all in one, so why leave it to chance with cheap foam ear plugs? If you want to make sure you can hear your grandbabies cry, or better yet wings whistle when you are 80, check out TETRA Hearing Waterfowl AlphaShields. These babies are specifically designed for duck hunter frequencies, like calling, wings, and other waterfowl-centric sounds. They reduce dangerous decibel levels to a safer alternative and include the same hardware as expensive hearing aids. Available in different levels for different levels of hearing loss, or lack thereof, they can even be custom programmed to your specific hearing profile.  

$750 | tetrahearing.com

Mossberg 940 Pro Waterfowl Snow Goose

Mossberg 940 Pro Waterfowl Snow Goose
Mossberg 940 Pro Waterfowl Snow Goose

When it comes to hunting snow geese, hunters aren’t looking for the standard boom, boom, boom of plug-limited shotguns. Instead, we are looking for as much boom as we can get, and the Mossberg 940 Pro Waterfowl Snow Goose increases your capacity from three to a shoulder walloping 13 rounds. In addition to its insane, out-of-the-box capacity, and the sick appearance in True Timber Viper Snow, other key features include an adjustable length of pull, HIVIZ sights, Cerakote finish, 28-inch barrel, Briley choke tubes, and a self-draining stock. The only bad news is you can drain half a box in one volley, so pick up an extra case or ten before heading out.  

$1,237 | mossberg.com

Dive Bomb Industries S3i Snow Socks

Dive Bomb Industries S3i Snow Socks
Dive Bomb Industries S3i Snow Socks

Dive Bomb’s S3i Snow Socks continue with their mantra of high quality at an affordable price allowing you to expand your current rig. The S3i Snow Socks feature a shortened backbone that is made from over-molded nylon to provide bullet proof performance in the field with NO E-clips or O-rings to be lost. They include spring steel stakes that are 24 inches long from the top of the handle to tip and are made from pure white Tyvek and painted with UV resistant paint. These decoys are flat out user, and client friendly, making setup and takedown a breeze! They even come 100% assembled and ready for use out of the box!

$70/dozen | divebombindustries.com

Winchester XPert Snow Goose

Winchester XPert Snow Goose
Winchester XPert Snow Goose

Winchester Ammunition’s Xpert Snow Goose combines their trusted Xpert Steel Shot with the tight patterning Diamond Cut Wad used in Winchester Blind Side to produce the ultimate snow goose shotshell. This stuff is affordable, and really performs.  Shot sizes include number 2’s and BB, allowing you to pick your favorite poison. They are available in both a 3-inch, 1 ¼-ounce or 3.5-inch 1 3/8-ounce configurations, so determine how much abuse you want to endure during your snow goose hunt and get ready for some rainouts.  

Price Varies by Type | winchester.com

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