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Looking Ahead to Kaska’s 2024 Hunting Season

Kaska’s 2024 waterfowl hunting trips are starting to fill, however we still have a good selection of trip dates available. As of November 4th, 2023 our trip openings are as follows:

Click to check our 2024 hunting package prices and availability.

If you are looking for an exceptional waterfowl hunting adventure, Kaska Goose Lodge should be at the top of your list. Hunters can take advantage of our $100 per person early booking / early deposit discount by booking their trip by December 31st, 2023.

2024 Sportshow Schedule

Kaska Goose Lodge will be exhibiting at three outdoor shows during January / February, 2024.  We invite you to visit us at one of these shows:

We look forward to seeing everyone at the show in 2024 and talking about the great waterfowl hunting and fishing adventures Kaska Goose Lodge has to offer!

2023 Season

We flew into the lodge from Thompson on August 31st and September 1st. The weather was good and we found the camp in good condition when we arrived – other than damage to the overhang above my bedroom door, which had been ripped down by a polar bear.  Our StarLink satellite dish was attached to the top of the overhang, so, unfortunately it also suffered damage.

On the flight into the lodge we sighted numerous polar bears relaxing along the Hudson Bay coast starting about 50 miles west of Kaska. We also sighted a few small flocks of both dark and white geese on the trip.

Our 2023 season was almost a repeat of 2022 weather-wise, as we experienced warm-to-hot weather throughout the season. The temperature didn’t dip below freezing the entire time we were at the lodge. This season is was common to have daytime highs in the 60’s and 70’s F, with overnight temperatures staying well above 40 F for most of the season.

Our 2023 season was highlighted by a record number of ducks bagged by our guests.  Early September dark geese numbers were dominated by giant Canadas with lesser Canadas and Richardson geese taking over after mid-September.

This season the predominant wind direction was from the SW, which brought warm. sunny weather to Kaska for most of the season.  The snow goose migration started the morning of September 6th with good numbers of snows and blues seen flying over the lodge.  The migration ebbed and flowed, according to the wind direction.  When the winds became easterly the snows would take to the skies and move, but with west winds, they were content to sit, eat and relax.

On days when the geese were content to sit, guests using the helicopter to give them access to the areas near the lodge where the snows were congregating were generally more successful than the hunters choosing to hunt our island. 

When the geese were migrating, guests hunting our island had good success.  The snows tended to stay near the coast and a couple of new blinds we built last season saw some good action from migrating snows, as well as dark geese.  The large,  “permanent” decoy set-up we have at blind #1 East near the lodge was consistent in attracting migrating snows.

Our guests and staff enjoyed some exceptional brook trout fishing again this year, as water levels were low most of the season.

All-in-all, we had a successful hunting season

 

2023 Ducks Unlimited & U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Reports

If you are interested is viewing the Ducks Unlimited 2023 late winter habitat update, just click on this link: DU 2023 Late-Winter Habitat Update

Click on this link to view the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2023 Breeding Population and Habitat Surveys

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