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Guided Goose Hunts
« on: October 20, 2017, 09:49:42 AM »
Hey everyone,

I've got a friend with an upcoming bachelor party. Like a true hunter he'd like this to be a guided goose hunt within Washington state (assume a party of 10 or less). Curious if anyone has any recommendations for outfitters that they've 1) enjoyed hunting with and 2) had a great success rate

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 10:21:47 AM »
I would recommend Big Guns Outfitters.  I have gone goose hunting with them many times.  We have been successful most of the times.  Their guides are great.

http://www.billsaunderscalls.com/guidedhunts.htm

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 11:15:13 AM »
I bought a hunt last year with the Burbank Goose folks/Paul Sullivan.  It was epic!  I actually couod hear geese breathing as they landed on top of the pit blind.  Nice folks.

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 11:58:51 AM »
Eagle Lakes  :dunno: Been a long time since I went over there...they priced themselves out of my league. None the less if you are pulling out all the stops for your buddy this place is amazing. With 10 guys going you could almost have the whole lodge...and their bar  :tup:
Always duck hunted there...never did geese but saw a lot of dead ones at the plucking shack every time.
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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 12:06:54 PM »
Called Arron Ecthernkamp here in Eastern Wa. He's top notch, always on birds , and price is fair. he fills quick though, but a group of 10 he would more than likely fit you in. www.easternwashingtonguides.com.

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 12:08:59 PM »
I bought a hunt last year with the Burbank Goose folks/Paul Sullivan.  It was epic!  I actually couod hear geese breathing as they landed on top of the pit blind.  Nice folks.

I second this referral. The blinds are so well camoed that you have to be careful not to fall into one! Nice folks.

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 12:32:17 PM »
Honkstompers, all the way. He will put you on the birds and has the most land locked up in the Columbia Basin.

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 01:41:51 PM »
Shane Moon with North Flight.
Troy Taylor with Rucus Outfitters. Troy and Robert Strong are both world class callers. Robert is headed to Stutgartt for the duck calling World Championship in November representing WA.
Mardon Duck Taxi they have guided goose  hunts. I've never been on one of their hunts but I know Levi has great land leased up.

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2017, 02:07:42 PM »
Called Arron Ecthernkamp here in Eastern Wa. He's top notch, always on birds , and price is fair. he fills quick though, but a group of 10 he would more than likely fit you in. www.easternwashingtonguides.com.

 :yeah:

He gets you spoiled though... no sky busting; He likes to get them to nearly sit down in front of you. It's epic and has helped me be more patient by not taking pot shots on high birds.

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2017, 08:21:57 PM »
Iíll be calling Saunders at big gunswhen Iím ready for a guided hunt.

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2017, 11:45:35 AM »
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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2017, 12:45:58 PM »
Called Arron Ecthernkamp here in Eastern Wa. He's top notch, always on birds , and price is fair. he fills quick though, but a group of 10 he would more than likely fit you in. www.easternwashingtonguides.com.

 :yeah:

He gets you spoiled though... no sky busting; He likes to get them to nearly sit down in front of you. It's epic and has helped me be more patient by not taking pot shots on high birds.

 :yeah: We do a few corporate trips with him here and there.  He's a good guide who I've only had positive experiences with. 

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2017, 12:55:09 PM »
Called Arron Ecthernkamp here in Eastern Wa. He's top notch, always on birds , and price is fair. he fills quick though, but a group of 10 he would more than likely fit you in. www.easternwashingtonguides.com.

 :yeah:

He gets you spoiled though... no sky busting; He likes to get them to nearly sit down in front of you. It's epic and has helped me be more patient by not taking pot shots on high birds.

 :yeah: We do a few corporate trips with him here and there.  He's a good guide who I've only had positive experiences with.

Are the prices still the same.  The website says 2012-2013 rates

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2017, 01:44:41 PM »
I just called one of his guides and made that exact same comment. I'm not sure of the pricing.

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2017, 02:04:42 PM »
$250 for 1-3 and $250 for 4 or more. But bigger parties should cal for pricing. Straight from the horse's mouth

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2017, 05:59:14 PM »
Called Arron Ecthernkamp here in Eastern Wa. He's top notch, always on birds , and price is fair. he fills quick though, but a group of 10 he would more than likely fit you in. www.easternwashingtonguides.com.

 :yeah:

He gets you spoiled though... no sky busting; He likes to get them to nearly sit down in front of you. It's epic and has helped me be more patient by not taking pot shots on high birds.

 :yeah: We do a few corporate trips with him here and there.  He's a good guide who I've only had positive experiences with.

Are the prices still the same.  The website says 2012-2013 rates

Not sure - I just pinged him and will report back. I've been bugging him about having me redo his site for a few years particularly this year; now you can do it too!! He's one of the few businesses I know of that are his size who's bookings aren't hurt by the lack of a digital brand.

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2017, 06:29:03 PM »
Honkstompers, all the way. He will put you on the birds and has the most land locked up in the Columbia Basin.

 :yeah: :yeah: We have hunted with Austin for several years now and always a great hunt! Have to get a hotel as he doesnt have any place to put up hunters but that has never mattered to us. But if you were looking for an all inclusive you wont find better than Eagle Lakes, from the lodge to the food to the bar.

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2017, 07:06:25 PM »
I bought a hunt last year with the Burbank Goose folks/Paul Sullivan.  It was epic!  I actually couod hear geese breathing as they landed on top of the pit blind.  Nice folks.

I second this referral. The blinds are so well camoed that you have to be careful not to fall into one! Nice folks.

 :yeah:


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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2017, 07:32:14 PM »
If you ever have the chance to hunt Paul's Pond and fill the hunt with your family and friends it's bucket list hunt. 35 big fat all green shoots are common.

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Re: Guided Goose Hunts
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2017, 07:28:13 AM »
Called Arron Ecthernkamp here in Eastern Wa. He's top notch, always on birds , and price is fair. he fills quick though, but a group of 10 he would more than likely fit you in. www.easternwashingtonguides.com.

 :yeah:

He gets you spoiled though... no sky busting; He likes to get them to nearly sit down in front of you. It's epic and has helped me be more patient by not taking pot shots on high birds.

 :yeah: We do a few corporate trips with him here and there.  He's a good guide who I've only had positive experiences with.

Are the prices still the same.  The website says 2012-2013 rates

Not sure - I just pinged him and will report back. I've been bugging him about having me redo his site for a few years particularly this year; now you can do it too!! He's one of the few businesses I know of that are his size who's bookings aren't hurt by the lack of a digital brand.

$250/person, 225/per if you have more than 4 to a group. Seems like the same prices for the past 4-5 years or more. Here's one of the videos I took many years ago of a pit hunt. There were clouds of geese; incredible. I've had more than a few hunts like that with Aaron. Sorry for the horrible video quality but you get the drift -
There are a few more from the same weekend...

 

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